College and Career Center

From the College and Career Center
Ms. Karabelas, College Counselor

PLEASE NOTE: My office has been relocated to room 143

Thank you for visiting the college office website! I am looking forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your educational and/or vocational goals. I am here to also help ALL students get a head start on planning for life after High School. It's never to early to ask questions, search careers and colleges, and apply for scholarships! On this page you will find very important information, resources, and opportunities to help you prepare for college and your career.

Take a Look around! 

You can also now visit the New Resource Center and Work Room (also in room 143), where you can skim through college brochures, find answers to common questions, and work on your college and financial aid applications. 

I can be reached quickly by e-mail: akarabelas@schools.nyc.gov

Office Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010 x. 1431   

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm , except period 7

Resource Center/ Work Room: Monday - Friday 7:45 am- 2:45 pm. Closed period 7 

 

STUDENTS: Receive Reminders and Opportunities by Text and the Remind App 

Class of 2018: Remind App code: a49dca   -or- TEXT @a49dca to 81010

Class of 2019: Remind App code: 6c6f3a   -or- TEXT @6c6f3a to 81010

Class of 2020: Remind App Code: 6h96a2 - or- TEXT @6h96a2  to 81010

Civil Service Exam Announcements

Many types of jobs are available through our city's services as a city employee. To be considered, you must complete a civil service examination. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) accepts applications for the civil service examinations in various jobs monthly. Check out the links below for this month's exams and job openings.

A few pictures from our College Tours!

Undocumented Students

Is your citizenship status making you nervous? Are you scared and confused? You aren't alone! 

Please, don't wait until it's too late to discuss your situation with the college counselor. Every conversation is confidential. Learn about your options early. 

Check out these resources and scholarships that can help you out!

Have questions? Sometimes it's a good idea to get legal help and consultation. You can use UnLocal and Action NYC

6 Things Undocumented Students Need to Know: Click here for 6 quick facts

Organizations, Resources, and the NY Law allowing students to pay in-state tuition: New York: Pages 22-24

Find Legal Help, Call the DACA Hotline, get help with the application, and more! Visit We Own The Dream!

A great list of scholarships that are friendly to undocumented students: Get the list here!

Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunitiesDon't Miss Out!

Scholarship Opportunity that has partnered with our CUNY collegesVisit TheDream.us !

 

Research Careers and Colleges

The first step in planning for your future is to figure out your interests and strengths. Use this information to learn about possible careers and required education. Research colleges and universities that can help you get there. Here is a list of some helpful websites to get you started: 

Use NYC College Line to get you started !

Skill search, Interest search, Career search use O*Net and My Next Move

Research colleges around the country. Use your preferences to filter your results at Big Future by College Board 

Research Colleges by career: BestColleges.com

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges, Student Resources, And Support : Click Here!  and HERE ! 

More college and career research sites: LearnHowToBecome.org

Want to go away and still stay in New York? Check out these New York State schools. WNY College Connection can help you explore some state schools and their application process.

Use these other websites to compare colleges:

College Score Card 

College Results

Text your way through the college application and financial aid package with help from NextGenVest and What's Up Next

 

Academic and College/Career Prep Programs

Don't underestimate the importance of Extra-Curricular activities. Doing a little bit more will go a long way when Colleges are reviewing your application. Here you will find programs that can provide support through personalized academic help, college/ career exploration, and extra perks (like free SAT prep). 

Urban Upbound and SEO Scholars are programs that begin in the 9th grade and continue throughout High School. Each grade has specific goals, workshops, and fun activities.  

BCNY the Boys Club of New York offers multiple services such as: a College Access Program, a Career Prep Program with paid employment, and tons of member benefits (FREE SAT prep, tutoring, sports teams, STEM club, and other various clubs)

The ACE Mentor Program is specifically designed for students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Here you get to work with real professionals on projects, receive college and career advisement, and access to scholarships. Click here for the brochure

** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **

Believe it or not, there are scholarships out there for everyone!

Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process! 

Scholarships: Open to all HS students

Download the most recent scholarship opportunities compiled from studentscholarships.org! Download the pdf file:  2018_february_scholarship_newsletter.pdf 

2018 BP Community Scholarship- $2,000 award. Complete application online by March 16, 2018 Visit their website for the application! 

Discover Scholarship- Random Drawing. $10,000 award. Enter the drawing here: Click Here

 SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal NYC Grant- Issued to ALL students accepted to Plattsburgh

Scholarships: Academic Achievement

More Scholarships available in the Student Scholarship Newsletter: Download Now:   2018_february_scholarship_newsletter.pdf 

** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **

 

Scholarships: Specific Interests, Careers, and Circumstances

Participated in Extra curricular - The New York 811 Scholarship: Deadline April 30, 2018 Download the applicationNew-York-811-Scholarship-Application.pdf 

Business and Accounting Majors: $4,000 educational grant:  Deadline April 20, 2018 For info and application: Click Here!

More Scholarships available in the Student Scholarship Newsletter: Download Now:    2018_february_scholarship_newsletter.pdf 

 Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/ Undocumented OK:  Application available December of every year Click here for the Ascend Education Fund Schoalrship

NY STEM scholarships, visit hesc.ny.gov 

Information: Paying for College and Financial Aid

Watch a short overview about paying for college on YouTube: Click Here

The office of Post Secondary Readiness: Scholarship and Financial Aid information Click Here

LendEDU The parent Guide to Paying for College Click Here

LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline: Text-in your questions about Financial Aid, scholarships, and loans to (302)278-4037.  Check out the website for more information!

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans Online Course Click here

For NY State Financial Aid, Scholarship, Grant Information visit HESC.ny.gov

More Information and Scholarship search Fastweb.com and  Goodcall.com

Information: College Application Tips and Websites

Apply to CUNY (city public colleges) at CUNY.edu         

Apply to SUNY (state public colleges and universities) at SUNY.edu

Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. Click here to see which schools use the Common App and to create an account. 

If a school does not use CUNY, SUNY, or CommonApp then you have to apply directly to that institution. 

Don't forget to send your SAT scores from College Board, and your transcript from any College Now courses. 

Application Fee Waivers are available if you qualify !

Accepted to a school and ready to enroll? Use this great tool to access checklists for enrollment: Click Here!

Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process !

View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project Download it here !

High School Information

Use this information on your college applications:

Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.

37-02 47th Ave. 

Long Island City, NY 11101

Collegeboard CEEB no: 332900