High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Welcome to the Career Center


Listed below are many links to different websites that can offer guidance and resources for students and parents.  The Career Center also houses additional resources in text form, and a small bank of computers for online access to countless sources of information.  Please feel free to come by and use them!

Our Career Center staff are available to offer assistance to both students and parents as they explore potential careers and post-high school options.  It's quickest and easiest to reach us via email.  We are here to help you!

Jennifer Boelts

Career and College Counselor



Cheryl Dale

Career and College Specialist



MONDAY 7:15 am – 2:55 pm

TUESDAY 7:15 am – 2:55 pm

WEDNESDAY 7:15 am – 2:55 pm

THURSDAY 7:15 am – 2:55 pm

FRIDAY 7:15 am – 2:55 pm

MONDAY 7:00 am – 2:45 pm

TUESDAY 7:15 am – 12:15 pm

WEDNESDAY 7:15 am – 12:15 pm

THURSDAY 7:15 am – 12:15 pm

FRIDAY 7:15 am – 2:45 pm  


Great career and college exploration links:

Hot link 1-http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/

Hot link 2- http://checkoutacollege.com/ExploreCareers/InterestSurvey.aspx

Hot link 3- http://www.knowhow2go.org/freshmen.php

Hot link 4- https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx

Hot link 5- http://education.yahoo.net/articles/top_trending_degrees.htm?kid=1MVD9

Hot link 6- https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Hot link 7- http://www.mynextmove.org/

Hot link 8- http://www.careeronestop.org/

Hot link 9- http://www.collegemajors101.com/

Hot link 10 - http://www.washingtonaerospace.com/12_weeks.html (Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center)

Hot link 11 - https://www.efficientlearning.com/accounting-career-guide/ (Accounting Career Information Guide)


Scholarship Opportunities

Click here for a list of scholarships that are available at Olympia High School

Click here for a list of additional scholarships that are listed on the Capital High School web page


Career Center Workshops Schedule During Bear Time 



ESSAYS THAT STANDOUT – 4 year college Essays –

How do I start, what are they looking for? 


How can I write the best essay that will get me noticed.  Tips & Tricks to make the most of your application essay for College. 




How to obtain & prepare for scholarships (9-12)


Qualifications, Research, Timeline, materials most often requested, tracking, essays.  How do I start preparing to obtain scholarship opportunities? 




Financial Responsibility (11-12)


Making responsible choices with your finances to live sustainably.  Learn about buying your first car, apartment or establishing credit. 




Career Exploration & Planning – Pathway Exploration (9-12)


Gain insight on your passions, purpose, vision & vocation.  What do you love to do & how can you get paid for it?  Discover new pathways to achieve your post high school interests. 




Resume Writing & Interview Skills (11-12)


You really want a job but have little experience.  Learn about how you can best promote and market your skills to an employer for an entry level position. 



SPSCC Registration - (12th only)


Get enrolled at SPSCC with the Admissions staff.  Get all of your registration questions answered.  Complete required documents and financial aid information so you can sign up for classes in Sept 2017. 


 Summer Opportunities


Microsoft Summer High School Paid Internship.  (https://careers.microsoft.com/students/highschool)  This paid 10-week summer program offers an exciting opportunity to work side-by-side with software engineering teams on real Microsoft technical projects. Get valuable experience, contribute to meaningful work, and receive support from a mentor (eligible for Puget Sound students only).  Qualifications:  

  • High school juniors and seniors in the Puget Sound region of Washington state
  • Have demonstrated an interest in technology
  • Have a basic grasp of HTML, Visual Basic, or other programming language
  • Be at least 16 years old and have a legal right to work in the U.S. for the duration of the internship (not required for the High School Bootcamp)
  • Be available to work full-time for 10 consecutive weeks (June 19 - August 25, 2017) or be available to attend all 3 days of the High School Bootcamp (August 9 - 11, 2017)
  • Have not previously been hired as a Microsoft High School Intern (previous High School Bootcamp attendees are encouraged to apply for the Internship Program)
  • All high school students in the Puget Sound region are welcome to apply. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to apply, including women, Native Americans, African-Americans, Latino/Hispanics, and students with disabilities.