College and Career Center guides students


Calista Shohet

Nina Rasor, a College and Career Center assistant, helps Lilly Gittoes, a senior, with her work.

As students become more invested in their future pathways, the Carlmont College and Career Center helps take action.

Located in B hall, the center provides opportunities for students to explore what they want to do after high school. There are many resources, including college application guidance and help with registering for ACT, SAT, and AP tests. The center is open for students Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and instructors are always there to lend a hand.

“I am here for any kind of little question you have,” said Nina Rasor, a College and Career Center assistant.

Through November, the center will be staffed and open until 5 p.m. to help students troubleshoot on their college applications. Also, the center is open during flex time for seniors to get help on their college essays.

While many students are aware of the options for seniors in the center, some students don’t realize that there are also resources for other grades.

“It provides a way for students at Carlmont to come and get additional information that will help them with their goals after they graduate,” said Connie Dominguez, a Carlmont counselor.

Additionally, visits from colleges and career professionals are scheduled so that students can receive information on their potential interests.

The room is also a facility where students can eat lunch, relax, or work on their homework. Students should feel free to come into the inviting space whenever they want.

“It’s helped me to work on my applications in a quiet place where there are people to assist me,” said Taylor Meeks, a senior at Carlmont.

The College and Career Center would not be running without the existence of the Carlmont Academic Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit run by parents and community members who collect donations intending to improve Carlmont.

Lastly, in front of the center, there is a large board which is a great place to stop by to look for a job, internship, or volunteer opportunities. Emails are also regularly sent out to alert students of endless ways to be involved in the community.

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