Career Center Information:

Fairfax High School Career Center Specialist: Maureen Kim

Phone: 703 - 219 - 2204
Email:MHKim@fcps.edu
Fax: 703 - 219 - 2297

Hours:

7:55 a.m.- 3:25 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Address:

Fairfax High School Career Center, Room L-106

3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

Top 5 Virginia Schools FHS Class of 2017 Graduates Attended:

  1. NOVA-Annandale
  2. George Mason University
  3. University of Virginia
  4. Virginia Commonwealth University
  5. Virginia Tech

Welcome to the Career Center!

The Career Center and the Career Center Specialist assist students with their college, career and employment searches. Students can find a wide variety of resources on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL registration. The goal of the Career Center is to help students make informed career decisions about their post-secondary plans, which may include four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, full-time employment, or gap year opportunities.

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, the Career Center News will be sent to you periodically to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career and summer opportunities.  If you have any questions on the information, please see me in the Career Center, Room L-106, or email at:  MHKim@fcps.edu.  Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Center Specialist

For sophomores:
Sophomore Parent/Student Preparing for College Night
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 pm
FHS Auditorium
Speaker: Ms. Erin Slater, Director of Admission, Randolph-Macon College
This is an informative and fun program specifically designed to help 10th graders and parents plan for college.  The presentation includes a mock admissions exercise.  Come learn how Admissions Officers make their decisions!
You will not want to miss this important event!  
No RSVP required. 

For sophomores and juniors:
Montgomery County NACAC College Fair
April 10 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Admission representatives from hundreds of college and universities are available to speak with students concerning the college admission process and college life in general.  The fair is FREE.  Students are asked to preregister for the National College Fair online at:  http://www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration.  The printed barcode will enable colleges to collect student data for follow-up and allow students to utilize their visit to the fair efficiently.

COLLEGE CAMPUS EVENTS:
The NOVA Annandale Campus is offering a “Snapshot of NOVA” event for students interested in attending NOVA or learning more about NOVA.  The event will include a tour of the NOVA Annandale campus and an admissions discussion.  “Snapshot of NOVA” will be available on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm (Teacher Workday)
  • Monday, May 21, 2018 5:00pm-6:00pm

Space is limited.  To RSVP, visit: https://tinyurl.com/SnapNOVA.  Meet at the CA Mark Warner Building-Information Desk.  For questions, please contact:  sasihel@nvcc.edu

SAT & ACT:
The late registration deadline for the May 5 SAT is April 25.  To register, go to:  https://www.collegeboard.org/
The regular registration deadline for the June 9 ACT is May 4.  To register, go to: http://www.act.org/
NOTE: Students on free or reduced lunch should see Ms. Kim in the Career Center for a fee waiver.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Additional Job Opportunities can be found in the Career Center in the Jobs Book (under Ms. Kim’s Smartboard)

Looking for a Sweet Job? Rita's Italian Ice of Fairfax is hiring Treat Team Members for our upcoming 2018 Season.
If you are fun, hard-working and like working with other people, then you are an ideal candidate to join our Team!
To apply please go to: https://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores/store.cfm?store=2861&p=jobs
Rita's of Fairfax is located in the Shops of Fairfax, across the street from Paul VI Catholic High School, 10726 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4323
Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is Hiring for the Summer
Location: Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Hiring 15 and 16 years and older.  Hiring Lifeguards, Cashiers and Park Attendants.  Lifeguards and Cashiers start at $10/hour, Park Attendants start at $9/hour.  No prior experience is needed and we will provide training for nominal or no cost.  To apply, go to:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/watermine/employment-opportunities

Summer Camp Counselors for Special Needs and Inclusive Camps – Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Looking for counselors (16 years or age and older) to work in our social skills day camp for children with high functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders as well as counselors to be Inclusion Support Staff (a.k.a. shadows) to work with children with a variety of special needs in our general day camp.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Experience working with children with special needs is required.  Counselors do not need to be Jewish!  If interested, contact:  Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org.  

LOCAL TEEN JOB FAIRS:
Each of the fairs listed below will provide an opportunity for student job-seekers who are looking for full-time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences.  They are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume.

Saturday, April 14th
11 am to 1 pm
Mount Vernon High School
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Dan Storck, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, and Mount Vernon High School

Saturday, April 21st
11 am to 1 pm
South Lakes High School (Reston)
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Reston Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, April 28th
12 noon – 2 pm
West Springfield High School
Co-sponsored by West Springfield HS Student Government Association and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

 

THE APPRENTICE SCHOOL 2018 SPRING OPEN HOUSE:
Where: The Apprentice School, 3101 Washington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607
Date: April 28
Time: 9-11:30 am
An exclusive admission event at The Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding.  Learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for apprentices, including the extraordinary, FREE education, amazing job experience and awesome starting pay!  The Open House will feature a trades expo, hands-on demonstrations, breakout sessions, meeting administrators, instructors, apprentices and more.  To register, or learn more information, go to:  http://www.as.edu/

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Providence Elementary School Fun Fair – Needs Student Volunteers!
Friday, April 13 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Students are required to work for the full three hours.  Event is on rain or shine.
Please sign up on the sign-up genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094cafae2da31-funfair4
Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg area high school students, Randolph College graduates and members of our campus community will be gathering to help tidy up Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington along the George Washington Parkway and Potomac River on April 8th. We will begin with a light lunch under the Black and Gold tent in the parking lot at 12:00 before making our way to the trail to begin clean up around 12:45.  All tools and supplies will be provided. Visit:  https://catscleanup.app.rsvpify.com/  to register. For directions and more information about the sanctuary please visit the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roaches-Run-Waterfowl-Sanctuary/106350006089057
Wanted: Library Comic Con Volunteers
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church
For anyone age 15 or older.  Help needed with set-up, staffing welcome tables, assisting attendees, training young superheroes and a variety of other tasks!  Must be able to attend Orientation on Monday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm.
Apply online: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1380&class=OppDetails&oppGuid={23553E41-F36B-4D1F-BF41-779A74C01E4F}&t=Comic-Con-Orientation

Looking for enthusiastic and energetic high school students to assist children with visual impairments at:
Vision Services Family Picnic
Monday, April 16 (Teacher Workday)
Where:  Nottaway Park in Vienna
Time:  Help set-up @ 10:00 – clean up after the event @ 1:30
You will assist children in games such as LEGOs., three legged-race, bubbles, face painting, cupcake decorating, and more!  RSVP to Mrs. Susan Lengel: smlengel@fcps.edu

International Fair Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, April 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA 22015
Share your cultural heritage with traditional music, dance, art, clothing, food and storytelling.  Earn volunteer service credit for participation.  Contact burkecentretab@gmail.com to request an entry form. 

The Adapted Sports program @ the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia offers a variety of sports and recreational activities to individuals ages 5-18 with special needs. Through weekly engagement in sports, players will gain confidence, social skills, gross motor skills, behavior skills, and the opportunity to be part of community-based settings. This spring we will be offering a 6 week session of TOPSoccer. We are looking for volunteers to help support the athletes from week to week. The role of volunteer buddies is under the lead of the coach and assist participants with follow through of skills/activity, socialization, engagement, and ultimately making sure all are having fun! Consistency is key, so we ask that you be able to make the full 6 week commitment.
Outdoor TOPSoccer at Sprague Center, will meet on Sundays from 4-5pm, April 22-June 10 (6 weeks; no practice 5/20, 5/27)
If interested in helping out, contact:  Aryn Cahen, Special Needs Support Coordinator
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
703-537-3035 or aryn.cahen@jccnv.org

CAREER PROGRAMS:
Police Leaders of Tomorrow
June 11 - 15, 2018
The Fairfax County Police Department seeks people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds when selecting participants for its programs.  Candidates of different ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, orientations, and communities throughout Fairfax County are encouraged to apply in order to enrich class discussions and strengthen community relationships. Police Leaders of Tomorrow is offered free of charge and is open to young adults with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds between the ages of 18 and 24 in the Metro Washington Area.  Class size is limited to 15 students.  Participants are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch.
Acceptance into the program is subject to a successful review of applicant’s criminal record and police contact history.
Classes will be held Monday through Friday June 11 – 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various police facilities across Fairfax County, including the Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly, Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, and the Pine Ridge Facility in Annandale.  Classes are a combination of presentations and facility tours.  Participants are expected to attend all classes as well as participate in a ride along with a sworn police officer.
Application deadline is April 30, 2018.
For more information, please call (703) 246-4315 or e-mail us at CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov

Sports Journalism Workshop at University of Maryland
Saturday, April 14, 9 am – 4 pm
The workshop is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided.  There will be panels on feature and beat reporting, radio and TV, working for a sports team, sports photography and more.  At the end, students are invited to bring their own work to get critiqued by professionals.  To register for the event, email Kate Yanchulis at katerp@umd.edu with your name, email address, school and grade.  For more information, see:  http://povichcenter.org/aril-14-2018-shirley-povich-center-workshop-jamboree/

Leaders and Careers in the Law
Saturday, May 12, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fairfax Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable John. M Tran – Judge, Fairfax Circuit Court
There will be panelists from the legal profession and Admissions deans from the following law schools:  UVA, William & Mary, George Mason, American University and the University of Richmond.  This event is free and lunch will be provided.  All high school and college students interested in law school and legal careers can attend.  Upon conclusion of the panels, student may take a tour of the courthouse.  Register for event at:
https://vsbevent.virginiainteractive.org/Home/Detail/114

SUMMER PROGRAMS: (Additional opportunities can be found in Family Connection, colleges tab, enrichment programs)
Teen Police Academy
July 16-20, 2018
Applications due: May 14, 2018
The Teen Police Academy is a week-long program that provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities.  The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students currently enrolled in criminal justice classes and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Class size is limited to 25 students. Students are expected to provide their own transportation.
Classes will be held July 16-20, 2018:

  • Monday through Thursday:  9:00am to 4:00pm at Falls Church High School
  • Friday:  12:00pm to 7:30pm at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Fairfax

Participants are expected to attend all classes.
For an application and more details, please see our web site:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement
August 6-10, 2018
Applications due: May 14, 2018
Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement is a week-long program for high schools girls interested in law enforcement.  The goal of the program is to encourage more women to consider careers in law enforcement.  Participants will learn first-hand about core police functions, meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County, and explore what it takes to become a police officer.  The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Northern Virginia high school girls who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2018-2019 school year.  Class size is limited to 25 students.  Students are expected to provide their own transportation.
Classes will be held August 6-10, 2018:

  • Monday through Thursday:  9:00am to 3:00pm at Falls Church High School
  • Friday:  12:00pm to 7:30pm at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Fairfax

Participants are expected to attend all classes.
For an application and more details, please see our web site:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 
Flash Forward! – Postsecondary Education and Employment Options
Career and Transition Services, in collaboration with the Parent Resource Center, will be holding a postsecondary options workshop for parents and students with disabilities – Flash Forward! – Postsecondary Education and Employment Options.  The workshop will be held at Woodson High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  There will be a general introductory session followed by three different informational sessions for participants to choose from including Supported Employment, Competitive Employment, and Postsecondary Education.  In addition informational display tables with representatives from community agencies, government offices and educational institutions will be available.  High school students, parents and FCPS teachers and staff are encouraged to attend.  Woodson HS is located at 9525 Main Street, in Fairfax.  To register, go to:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28279

Vision 2018
Career and Transition Services and Northern VA Community College (NOVA) are offering an opportunity for students with disabilities interested in NOVA to learn about options available.  Vision 2018 will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the NOVA Annandale Campus 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The conference will include presentations from Disability Support Services, Counseling Services, and a Q&A session.  NOVA Annandale Campus is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike. To RSVP, go to:  tinyurl.com/y7aoazqo or contact the Employment and Transition Representative at FHS.  For more information, call: 703-488-6497.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:
COUNTY OF FAIRFAX ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
The council seeks a current high school sophomore or junior to serve from July 2018 through June 2019. As a full voting member of the council, you can:

  • Influence and shape Fairfax County Government’s environmental policies.
  • Make a positive impact on the environmental quality of your community.
  • Put an extracurricular activity on your college application like no other.

The deadline to apply is April 27.  For information and application, visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/environmental-quality-advisory-council/student-member

ART COMPETITION:
Congressman Gerry Connolly’s Congressional Art Competition
Enter a chance to have your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol!  All entries are exhibited at the Workhorse Arts Center.  Prizes are awarded to the top pieces.  Categories include:  Painting, Drawing, Collage, Mixed Media, Prints, Computer Generated Art and Photography.  Entry Deadline is: Friday, April 20.  For questions, visit:  https://connolly.house.gov/constituent-services/arts-competition.htm

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Maureen Kim
Career Center Specialist
Fairfax High School Career Center (Room L-106)
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-219-2204
Fax: 703-219-2297
MHKim@fcps.edu


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