Career Coach Corner
Bevanne Ramirez is the Career Coach at Early College Option. She is at RPCC on Wednesdays 8:00-2:00 and Thursdays 8:00-12:00. You can always reach her via email at email@example.com. She is here to help students with life after graduation. For most of our students, this means a 4 year university (LSU, Southeastern, Nicholls etc.). Some of our students choose a different path–military, trade school or other opportunity. Whatever path students pursue, Ms Ramirez is here to help!
I use Remind to communicate with students and parents. I send out scholarship information, ACT reminders, college application information, opportunities within APSB (summer programs, internships etc.) and more. Class of 2023: text @23career to 81010
Class of 2024: text @career24 to 81010
Class of 2025: text @career25 to 81010
Class of 2026: text @career26 to 81010
The ACT is a standardized test that most colleges use to determine admissions. Schools also look at your ACT test score for scholarships. TOPS requires an ACT score. (TOPS does NOT accept ACT super score.)
To register for the ACT, go to act.org and set up an account. From this website, you will select your test date, testing location, pay testing fee, request testing accommodations etc. (Note: If you are a junior or a senior and complete the paperwork and qualify for free/reduced lunch, then you are eligible for fee waivers to take the ACT for free. See Ms Diane or Student Services at your home HS.) You need to register about 5 weeks before the test date to avoid the late fee.
During the school year, I send out an updated scholarship spreadsheet each week via my Remind. The first tab is for current seniors and has the most listings. The second tab is for grades 9-11. Students can win these scholarships now and use them when they start school in the future. The third tab is a list of other websites to further search for scholarships.
Summer is a great time to explore different careers. Learn more about what education and training is required, working conditions and environment as well as wages and earning potential.
Click the link to view all scholarship opportunities.