About the College & Career Center ...
College and Career Counselor
Mr. Omar Beltran
Welcome to the College & Career Center at East Brunswick High School!
In conjunction with the comprehensive services offered by your School Counselor, the College and Career Center provides hands-on guidance and counseling with focus on college planning, the college admissions process and career exploration. Through appointments, workshops and a variety of engaging programs, the College & Career Center strives to help students and families with the college and career planning process. The College & Career Center holds a diverse selection of books and manuals for student use, as well as a variety of college view books and admission profiles. The Center is often used for small group workshops relating to the admissions process, resume writing, and performing a college search. A large conference table often hosts representatives from various college admission offices, discussion groups, and college and career presentations.
College and Career programs are held throughout the year to assist students and families with the planning process. For parents, we offer several evening programs that bring you the most important information to assist with your child’s future plans. Also, by periodically checking the Student Services Website you will have access to the most ‘up to date’ information.
The College & Career Center is located in the School Counseling Suite, Room C-16. Please contact your School Counselor, if you should need additional information.
College Visits begin in September and run through November. You can log into your Naviance account to see which colleges have scheduled visits. When signing up to attend a college visit, please print your confirmation page to use as your hall pass.
The College & Career Center has a wealth of information describing hundreds of careers. The information is in many forms: pamphlets, reference books, and CDs. Stop in and take a look at some of your interests.
If you are looking for a local part-time job or summer employment, stop by the Counseling Office (room C-16) to check out our job posting bulletin board.Students who would like to work over the summer at a location outside the East Brunswick area can access 3500 job opportunities on the web at www.coolworks.com. This site includes positions at national and state parks, resorts, amusement parks, camps, etc. Applications can be filled out online or downloaded.
What Happened to My Paycheck?
Have you ever looked at your paycheck and wondered why it's much less than you expected? There's a good website that explains what is deducted from your check. The site addresses other tax-related topics, as well as allowing you to file your tax return electronically. The web address is www.irs.gov/taxi
Career Web Sites
The Internet can be a valuable tool for career information, employment opportunities, and job search skills. Below are some sites that are worth visiting.
www.myfuture.com This is a college and career planning resource designed for teens. It provides information on college, financial aid and descriptions of various careers.
www.rileyguide.com This site contains information on jobs in many fields and is constantly being updated.
www.wetfeet.com Wet Feet allows you to research companies and industries to prepare for a job interview or simply to find information about a field that interests you.
www.pearsonhighered.com Prentice Hall's Student Success site offers tips on networking, interviewing, handling your first job, and many other career-related subjects.
www.wnjpin.state.nj.us This site, the Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network, pulls together a wealth of information. Included are career descriptions, employment openings, technical schools and colleges, and job search tips.