Career Center

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Olympia High School Career Center

Our goal as a Career Center is to have all students leave Olympia High School college and career ready. Success in the new economy requires a combination of academic knowledge and technical ability. It includes self and career exploration - the combination of interests/abilities & education/training. College & Career Readiness includes assisting students in creating a well-articulated plan for post-secondary training and providing supports to ensure success. 

 

What do we do?

The Career Center is an in-school resource for both OHS students and their parents. We offer information regarding a wide variety of subjects, including: Career Exploration and Future Planning, College Information, Financial Aid Information, Volunteer and Employment Opportunities.

Career Exploration - Assessments, Field Trips, Job Shadow, Career Cruising
Future Planning & College Prep - Preparation for Adulthood, Post high school Pathways: Apprenticeships, Military, College alternatives, 4-year public and private institutions and 2-year vocational and technical schools.  

Financial Aid Information - Financing Your Future, fiscal responsibility, FAFSA completion
Volunteer and Employment Opportunities - R
esumes, cover letters, and interview assistance.
The Career Center is also a resource area for career exploration books, self-help books, SAT and ACT study guides, college and scholarship resource books, and applications readily available to the student body.

We hope you find what you are looking for, and are here to help you along the way! 

Contact information:

The Career Center is available between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Career Center Phone: 360-596-7034

Kate O'Donnell, Career Center Specialist
kodonnell@osd.wednet.edu

Transcripts for CURRENT students, scheduling guest speakers, scheduling appointments with Career Counselor, scheduling admission visits, Senior Notes, Scholarships, support on HSBP & more....

Jen Boelts, Career Center Counselor 
jboelts@osd.wednet.edu 
Career and College Readiness Guidance Counselor, Teaching High School & Beyond Plan Lessons, Senior Seminars, Employability Lessons and supporting student planning for post high school.

Quick Links

Link: Senior Recommendation Form for Counselors /Teachers
*Email this form DIRECTLY to your counselors & teachers - Include resume and any supportive materials. 
*Provide AT LEAST 2-3 WEEKS advance notice to your deadline date. 
*Follow up with request 3-4 days prior to deadline requested
*Send THANK YOU CARD or note as soon as received, be grateful and appreciative of the time spent on this important document. 

High School & Beyond Plan Completion Requirements

Graduation Requirement.  Complete yearly to maintain a current profile. 
Senior Completion Deadline March 1st.  

Senior Timeline 

Helpful list of Senior items to keep in mind throughout the school year

Senior Seminars 
Attend Senior Seminars with your Senior Social Studies class in the OHS Library
*Running Start students can sign in to attend ANY period 1-6 that is OPEN in their schedule.  (3rd period NO PRESENTATION - all classes take 2nd lunch) 

September 26 - Introduction & Instructions for Senior Year 
December 5  - TBA
February 6 - Resume Review
April 23 -TBA
Presentations - career center presentations webpage

Senior Meetings (run by your Senior Class Officers)
October 4 - Bear Time A & B 9:35-10:30 GYM - Welcome Class of 2020
January 10 - Bear Time A & B 9:35-10:30 GYM -  Mid Year Check-In Event & Celebration
March 27 - BOTH Bear Times 9:35-10:30 in the PAC  - Senior Awards & Graduation Information