Jun 11

College Counseling News – June 11, 2020


Verto Education College Fair

June 11 3:00-7:00 PM Register Here

Verto is changing higher education in positive, student-focused ways: We offer freshman year abroad with direct transfer to our partner colleges. Verto helps students get the most out of their college experience, and sets them on a path for a successful career and fulfilling life. Verto Education offers the only international, academic travel experience that partners with colleges to give full class credit so students stay on track to graduate in four years. Verto is expecting to have over 40 colleges and universities attending the virtual fair, from William & Mary, Temple, University of Tennessee, University of Oregon, and Case Western and Butler to Rhodes, Goucher, Lewis & Clark, and many many more!

Come check out some colleges you are familiar with, and learn about some new ones. We ask you to come with an open mind and willingness to learn – as there may be colleges that you would otherwise not come in contact with at this event, but may end up being that perfect next step!

International Admissions Webinars

Study in Europe – June 12 @ 9:00 a.m.
Modul University Vienna (Austria), Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) and Vesalius College (Belgium) – Register here

ATTENTION!

  1. Mark your calendar – AP exam scores will be released on July 16, 2020!
  2. Seniors – Don’t forget to indicate which college you’d like to receive your AP exam score(s) in AP Profile by June 20! Once logged in to your MyAP account, go to “AP Profile” — “Score Send” — select institution/school – click “Save”. 

Note to Seniors

Final Transcripts will be sent to your final choice university (as indicated in Naviance) on June 15th. If you have any questions, please contact your College Counselor. 

Informational Interviewing

Calling All Parents!  The College Counseling Department is aware that students at Brebeuf, due to social distancing, may not be able to have experiences, such as jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, as they have had in the past.  These activities for many students can lead to potential college majors and career interests.

In order to assist students to continue to explore career options, we would like your help!  If you have a little time to talk with a current Brebeuf student over the phone or via email about your career, we would love to add you to our job bank!  Our goal is to encourage students to utilize the Brebeuf community and reach out to conduct a few informational interviews in areas that they have an interest in and are considering for college and beyond.

If you are willing to talk with a student about your career, please contact Liz Otteson, College Counselor.  She is building a bank of Brebeuf community members in a variety of careers.  If you can share your experiences and knowledge with a Brebeuf student, we think this will be a valuable investment of your time, and theirs!  For more information, please contact Liz Otteson at lotteson@brebeuf.org.

For Students – Wondering about a particular career?  Have questions about what a particular profession does on a daily basis?  The College Counseling Department is here to help!  We are currently building a job bank to help connect you with members of the Brebeuf Jesuit community.  We have instructions prepared for you to conduct an Informational Interview.  This will allow you to gather more information about potential careers you may be considering.  Interested in a career and want to make a connection for more information?  Contact Mrs. Otteson, at lotteson@brebeuf.org.


Summer Opportunities – Program Updates due to COVID 19

Bellarmine University – Career Based Summer Camps

Bellarmine has some really great online opportunities for high school students to learn more about a variety of careers. All of these camps listed are all run through Bellarmine’s School of Continuing Education and you can contact Abigail Walsh at awalsh03@bellarmine.edu if you have any questions. Camps will be run virtually, click here to register.

A Week in the Life of a Pet Care Professional – Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade / Mon. – Fri. / July 20 – 24 / 10 a.m. – noon / $115

A Week in the Life of a Nurse – Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade / Mon. – Fri. / July 20 – 24 / 9 a.m. – noon / $169

A Week in the Life of a Sports Broadcaster – Session 01 / Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade

Mon. – Fri. / July 6 – 10 / 9:00 a.m. – noon / $169, Session 02 / Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade Mon. – Fri. / July 6 – 10 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $169

A Week in the Life of an Attorney – Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade Mon. – Fri. / June 8 – 12 / 10:00 a.m. – noon / $115

A Week in the Life of an Environmental Scientist – Session 01 / Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade Mon. – Fri. / June 15 – 19 / 1 – 4 p.m./ $169, plus $25 materials fee Session 02 / Rising 8th grade – rising 11th grade Mon. – Fri. / July 27 – 31 / 1 – 4 p.m. / $169, plus $25 materials fee

For additional Summer Opportunities, please see this document. Opportunities will be added as the College Counseling Office receives them.


Equity and Inclusion Announcements

CLD, the Center for Leadership Development, has the mission to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. Among CLD’s wide variety of programs and initiatives is the opportunity to apply for CLD Partner College Scholarships, which is available to seniors who have successfully completed the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project program, the College Prep program, and the Emerging Scholars program. To learn more about CLD and to register for these and other programs, go to CLD High School Programs and Initiatives

MEET Kelley at IU is a unique pre-college summer program for high-ability juniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial. MEET Kelley gives students the opportunity to be introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn about the opportunities available, experience a professional business case competition, and ultimately consider transitioning to Kelley after high school. To learn more and to apply, go to this link: MEET Kelley

The Up-Next Business Academy at IU brings together Indiana high school students from underrepresented populations, including students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to the Kelley School of Business to introduce them to opportunities within the business world and educate them on the college admissions process. To be considered, students must have a 3.0 GPA. To learn more and to apply, go to this link: Up-Next Business Academy

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college. Annually, UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities, go to this link: UNCF

For more than three decades the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students demonstrating leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic accomplishment. Programs support current and upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. To learn more and to apply for scholarships, please go to CBCF Scholarships

Many colleges and universities across the country offer free fly-ins to high-achieving, underrepresented students who might not otherwise be able to visit their campuses. Most of these programs require students to submit an application to participate. Please find a list of college fly-ins at this link:  College Fly-ins and Diversity Programs

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute – EDUCATION

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Some examples include scholarships for African American students, Native American students, Hispanic and Latino students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ students, in some instances, women, and so forth. Please go to the following link Here to find scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Students interested in Scholarships for Jewish Students can find information about many opportunities Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Muslim Students can find information about opportunities Here.

Questions about Equity and Inclusion announcements? Contact Beth Newman at bnewman@brebeuf.org.