Upcoming Events and Enrichment Opportunities
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Please Note: Advertisement of these opportunities does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.
Instruction 2 Industry (I2I) Expo Recordings - now available!
If you missed this year's virtual I2I Career Expo you can now view the recordings of all industry panel sessions on the FCPS YouTube Playlist for the Expo. Sessions included:
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Government, Public Administration and Law
- Health Sciences
- Architecture, Construction, and Energy
- Arts, AV Technology and Communication
- Business, Finance, and Marketing
- Information Technology
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
- Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation
- Education and Training
Be sure to check the recordings out to hear from professionals in these industries and learn more about careers you might like to pursue!
Monthly Events and Deadlines To Apply for Opportunities
Click on each month below to open a list of events, opportunities and deadlines for each month!
Through Mid- March 2023 - UVA Facilities Management Apprenticeship Program Application Window- The next application period is expected to begin mid-March 2023 and continue through the end of April. Onboarding and orientation for Apprenticeship new hires will occur in July 2023. One application is posted for all apprenticeship trades tracks available at UVA FM: Carpentry, masonry/plastering, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. Experience in the trades is not a requirement to apply. However, if you do have trades experience or education be sure to note it on your resumé and application. UVA FM's website can serve as a resource for applicants to familiarize themselves with FM projects and initiatives. Applications will only be accepted online. As part of the application, the following documents and information are required:
- Cover letter
- References: Name, phone numbers, and/or email addresses of three non-family former colleagues and/or supervisors who can attest to your skills and qualifications. Recent students may use a teacher or professor they have worked with closely.
- Letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. Additional letters of recommendation are optional.
Be sure to include all requested documents, as well as any previous trades experience or education you may have. Phone interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received. In-person interviews will be scheduled after the application period closes. Following interviews, finalists undergo background checks conducted via UVA Human Resources. Letters are then sent with formal offers or encouraging applicants to reapply the following year. Go here for more information and details.
March 1, 2023 deadline - Take the World Forward Fellowship – deadline March 1, 2023 – event date March 4, 2023 for 5 months - https://takeworldforward.com/apply-now-march
March 1, 2023 deadline - Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) at UVA – deadline March 1, 2023 – event date April 1, 2023, from 9am to 5pm - https://forms.gle/NMTc65G9QWPn57zu5
March 1, 13, and 14, 2023 - East Carolina University College of Health and Human Performance Virtual Academic Nights - https://hhp.ecu.edu/2022/08/17/virtualacademicnights/
March 5, 2023 deadline - Summer Internships – deadline March 5, 2023 – event date 4 weeks in summer 2023 - https://careergateway.io/internships ( internships in Medical, research, digital media, product management, and computer science.
March 11, 2023 - Teen Job Fair – at West Springfield High School from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Visit this link for more information https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs
March 11, 2023 - Career and Leadership Summit for High School Girls – event date March 11, 2023, from 9am to 12:30pm - Networking with women professionals who work as data scientist, VP of National Security Operations, Senior VP at LMI, AI and Data Engineering professionals, an Attorney, Entrepreneur, and Author will be a part of this event. Students will attend the workshop as well as get take part in the networking event. Attendees will also be set up with future job shadow opportunities with women professionals. Location of this event: LMI Campus, 7940 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons, VA 22102. Check this site for more details and to register. https://www.nerdygirlsuccess.com/events/career-and-leadership-summit-d-c/.
March 14, 2023 - Six Colleges Information Session - also on April 19,2023. https://www.sixcolleges.org/
March 14, 2023 - Paying for College- The Financial Aid Process for Underclassmen, 7 p.m. no registration required. Link: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/91726751009 This presentation by College Access Fairfax is designed to help current 9-11 grade students and their families understand the financial aid process. Information provided includes understanding Cost of Attendance (COA), when to apply, types and sources of financial aid, forms and financial information required, and how need is determined. Another presentation is being offered on March 18, 2023 as well.
March 15, 2023 Deadline - UVA Advance – deadline March 15, 2023 – event date July 15, 2023 to Aug. 11, 2023 - https://summer.virginia.edu/uva-advance
March 17, 2023 and other dates - UVA School of Architecture Spring Visit Opportunities – event date Onsite: Feb 17, March 17, and April 21, 2023, from 11:30am to 1pm, Virtual: Feb 15, March 15, and April19, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm - https://www.arch.virginia.edu/apply/visit-us
March 18, 2023- Teen Job Fair - at South County High School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visit this link for more information https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs .
March 18, 2023 Deadline - ASEIDC - STEM Day – event date April 15, 2023, from 12pm to 5pm - https://sites.google.com/view/aseidc-stemday/
March 20, 2023- Virtual FCPS Military Night - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. FCPS students and families will learn about the various pathways available, including enlistment, ROTC, Senior Military Colleges, and Service Academies. The Google Site associated with the event is live and registration is open! View the flyer.
March 20,2023 - Virginia Tech School of Animal Science DEI Open House - 7:30-9:00 p.m. More information and registration at https://admit.vt.edu/register/SASJrOpenHouse2023
March 23, 2023 Deadline- Financial Literacy Workshop –event date March 25, 2023, from 11am to 1pm - https://www.vwhsca.org/programs
March 24, 2023 Deadline - Girls Who Code – 2 week summer program – deadline March 24, 2023 – event date July 3 to 14, 2023 - https://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io And Girls Who Code - 6 week summer program – deadline March 24, 2023 – event date July 3 to Aug. 11, 2023 - https://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io
March 25, 2023 -Teen Job Fair - at Chantilly High School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visit this link for more information https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs
March, 25, 2023 - STEM Expo (Robotics, AI, Virtual Reality, Physical Computing, Careers) (ES, MS, HS) The Northern Virginia STEM Learning Ecosystem and Virginia Tech in the DC Area want to invite you to participate in a STEM-focused community outreach emphasizing Physical Computing, Robotics, Mobile App design, and more. Date: Saturday, March 25, 9am to 1pm Location: Northern Virginia Center (W. Falls Church Metro) Free Admission: No charges, fees, admission costs, or parking costs for exhibitors or participants Proposed target ages for participants is age 8 to adult. For more information and to register, visit the event flyer.
March 28,2023 JumpStart2NOVA Information Session -
NOVA is pleased to bring back JumpStart2NOVA for summer 2023! We are targeting seniors who are thinking of coming to NOVA in the fall and we are offering one academic course plus SDV 100 in an effort to increase achievement and decrease burn out. Please see the announcement below. We could use your help in passing along information about the JumpStart2NOVA Info Session being hosted Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM. The application opens March 27.Register here in advance for this webinar. Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to NOVA after high school and in good academic standing at the college may take one course and our 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition! Courses are open to public, private, and home school seniors residing in NOVA’s service area*. All classes will be offered through NOVA Online and run May 30st through August 9th, 2023. Students are required to pay for textbooks or other course materials. Courses have been selected based on their usability in NOVA degrees and their status as part of the Uniform Certificate of General Studies. The application portal opens March 27 and will close at 5PM on April 28th, 2023. First-time NOVA students will need to apply to NOVA and create an account to request the course in nvcc.dualenroll.com. Current DE students can skip the NOVA application and go straight to nvcc.dualenroll.com, selecting term “JumpStart2NOVA 2023.” All students will be required to upload a high school/home school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 GPA. To learn more about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, minimum qualifying scores, and details on how to apply, please visit http://www.nvcc.edu/jumpstart/.
March 31,2023 - Deadline to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board position – for School year 2023-24 - https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2023-student-representative-school-board
March 31, 2023 Deadline to apply for DPR Construction - Build Up High School Commercial Construction industry internships. For rising Juniors, rising Seniors and graduating seniors. Go here for more information.
March 31,2023 Deadline to apply for Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Northern Virginia Internship Program – deadline March 31, 2023 – event date June 20 – Aug. 11, 2023 - https://form.jotform.com/213435926744057
April 1, 2023 deadline - US Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Summer Program – deadline April 1, 2023 – event date July 2-7, July 9-14, July 16-21, 2023, Virtual: July 27-28, 2023 - https://uscga.edu/aim/
April 1, 2023 - UVA Engineering Open House – from 9am to 2pm - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uva-engineering-open-house-tickets-538069218517
April 2, 2023 - Deadline FBI Washington Field Office Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Program – deadline April 2, 2023 – event date July 17-21, 2023, from 8am to 4pm - https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/community-outreach Future FBI Agents in Training - Teen Academy is Accepting Applications (HS) The FBI Washington Field Office is currently accepting applications for its 2023 Future Agents in Training program. This program offers students an inside view of the FBI, meet our special agents from our specialty teams; SWAT, Evidence Response, HAZMAT, tours at Quantico and FBI Headquarters culminating with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 21st. Our Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. The program will welcome high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 years old to join us on July 17-21, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (applicants must be 16 by 7/17/23 to apply) View and download 2023 FAIT program application
April 3-17,2023 - Think Outside - Event runs 9am to 3pm - https://newagschool.org/
April 4, 2023 - Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF) (HS) The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites your students to join us for the 36th annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF)! Your students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities. This will be a great opportunity to get your students motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans while equipping them with the tools and information necessary to successfully navigate the college search and application process. Northern Virginia Regional College Fair, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, EagleBank Arena, George Mason University – Fairfax Campus. We are a StriveScan Fair. Please encourage students to pre-register for a barcode at www.StriveFair.com. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available, free of charge, in Parking Lots A and L, directly across from EagleBank Arena. To view a campus map, click here.
April 7, 2023 Deadline for Young Leaders Summit – deadline April 7, 2023 – event date Virtual: May 24 & June 3-4, 2023 , In person: Aug 2-6, 2023 - https://ylc.hsfts.net/yls-application
April 7, 2023 Deadline - VetCamp 2023 – deadline April 7, 2023 – event date June 26-20 or July 10-14, Virtual: June 19 – 23, 2023 https://cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/vetcamp/ A 5 day summer camp at NCSU for educating students about careers in Veterinary Medicine.
April 10, 11,12,17,19, and 20, 2023 - 2023 National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Eco Careers Summit Series (HS)
On various dates and times between April 10-20, 2023, high school students and school staff are invited to participate in the NWF EcoCareers Summit Series. This virtual opportunity is free and requires parent/guardian permission for students under 18 years of age.
April 10, 2023; 6 pm EDT: Keynote by Dr. Kamal Kapadia (terra.do)
April 11, 2023, 6 pm EDT: Climate Equity Careers Panel and Workshop
April 12, 2023; 4 pm EDT: Sustainable Transportation Careers Panel and Workshop
April 17, 2023, 6 pm EDT: Keynote by Asim Hussain (Green Software Foundation, Intel)
April 19, 2023; 4 pm EDT: Information Technology Careers Panel and Workshop
April 20, 2023, 6 pm EDT: Habitat and Wildlife Careers Panel and Workshop
April 11, 2023 - UVA Apprenticeship Job Fair and 40th Anniversary Celebration -
April 14, 2023 Deadline - PREFACE: The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY - Summer Engineering Design Program – deadline April 14, 2023 – event date July 23 – August 5, 2023 - https://info.rpi.edu/pre-college-initiatives/preface-2023-rensselaer-summer-engineering-design-program
April 15, 2023 US Naval Academy High School Flight Day - from 8am to 3pm - Investigate principles of flight with hands-on sessions exploring rockets, gliders, and rotorcraft. Meet faculty & student mentors, learn about college majors and careers in flight and aerospace engineering. There is no cost to attend, however, advance registration is required. View the event flier and apply to attend at usna.edu/STEM/. at: https://usna.edu/STEM/applications.php#stem3
April 15, 2023 Deadline - Summer STEM – event date 9th – June 5-10, 10th – June 12-17, 11th – June 19-23, 2023 - https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel3-Attending
April 18, 2023 Deadline - Mini-PhD Program – event dates Saturdays, June 3 – July 29, 2023, from 10am to 12pm - https://emerginginvestigators.org/mpp
April 19, 2023 - NOVA Vision 2023 - Virtual Event, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
FCPS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), are offering a virtual opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about available options at the post-secondary level. The conference will include a presentation from Accommodations and Accessibility Services, a student panel, and a Q & A session.
April 21, 2023 and other dates - UVA School of Architecture Spring Visit Opportunities – event date Onsite: Feb 17, March 17, and April 21, 2023, from 11:30am to 1pm, Virtual: Feb 15, March 15, and April19, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm - https://www.arch.virginia.edu/apply/visit-us
April 26, 2023 Flash Forward - This event is designed to provide students with disabilities seeking a standard or advanced diploma and their families an introduction to options available after high school. Location: W.T. Woodson HS 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Register Online Now: bit.ly/3IpaK7t Schedule: 6:30 – 7 p.m.: Overview Presentation on Postsecondary Options: Options such as college, military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment will be shared. 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Options Fair: Representatives from adult education, employment, and community programs will host information tables.
May 1, 2023 Deadline for Accelerated Careers Awareness Program, Old Dominion University – deadline May 1, 2023 – event date Info Session: March 8 and April 12, 2023, at 6pm, Program: July 23 – 28, 2023 - https://community.nabainc.org/richmond/acap
May 13, 2023 - Young Entrepreneurs Expo - from 8am to 12pm - more information at: https://www.kidbizinc.com/nova/YoungEntrepreneursExpo.html
May 15, 2023 Deadline for Experiences in Architecture (EiA) – deadline May 15, 2023 – event date July 9 – 22, 2023 or July 9 – 28, 2023 - https://architecture.catholic.edu/academics/pre-college/
July 16- 21, 2023 - Summer Bridge: Women in Stem – Radford University. Go here for more information. https://www.radford.edu/content/csat/home/women-in-stem.html
July 17-21, 2023 - Engineering Summer Program at Catholic University. Go here: https://summer.catholic.edu/special/index.html
July 9 -July 28, 2023 - Architecture Summer Program at Catholic University. Go here: https://summer.catholic.edu/special/index.html
Summer 2023 - Operation Homeport – Summer opportunities over 4 months - oppoertunities to gain invaluable hands-on experience working with children and youth who are participating in Navy Children and Youth Programs, Child Development Centers, School Age Care, and Teen programs. https://operationhomeport.weebly.com/
Work Based Learning Experiences; Job-Shadow, Externships, Internships, Career Mentoring Programs, and Youth Registered Apprenticeship opportunities.
Ongoing Opportunities and Pre-Recorded Events to View
A series of videos by Rubin Education. Go here to select from the list below to watch.
- How to Send an Email That Asks for Career Advice
- How to Ask Someone to Make an Introduction on Your Behalf
- How to Network with Alumni Through Email
- How to Write a Resume Objective Statement
- How to Write A Resume Skills Section
- Webinar recording - How to Network Like a Pro Through Emails and Conversations
DC College Counseling is excited to partner with the Fieldstone Foundation to offer pro bono (free) college admissions consulting services for students who reside in Fairfax County, VA, in grades 10-12 who currently receive free or reduced price lunch during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Students who are eager to maximize their college application strategy may apply to receive a variety of benefits. To learn more visit their website, https://www.dccollegecounseling.com/probono
This Series of Pre-recorded Workshops are available for you to view. Go here to choose from 17 different topics to explore:
- Navigating the Job and Internship Search
- Building a Standout Resume
- Security Clearance Information
- Obtaining Industry Certifications
- Topics in Cybersecurity
- Career Connections Online Power Tool
- Elevate Your Personal Brand Through Podcasting
- NOVA Academic Programs: Automotive and Horticulture Technologies
- NOVA Academic Programs: Cyber Security and Veterinary Technology
- Salary Negotiation
- LinkedIn Account Set Up and Overview Workshop
- STEM Careers - Put Your Best Virtual Foot Forward
- STEM Careers - High School Resume Cover Letters and Interviewing
- STEM Careers - Careers in Administration of Justice, Human Services, Criminology & Legal Affairs
- Exploring NOVA IET Programs: Cybersecurity and Data Center Operations
Join the FCPD (Fairfax County Police Department)
Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) Officers come from diverse backgrounds and bring various experiences to our workforce. Join our team and get paid to train at our DCJS (Department of Criminal Justice Service Academy) located in Chantilly, VA. Our state-of-the-art academy will train you to enforce criminal laws, traffic regulations, and maintain public order through service orientated policing. You will receive firearms, self-defense, driving skills, and criminal investigations, just to name a few, that will allow you to succeed while on patrol and beyond. Take advantage of a range of professional opportunities…..from Major Crimes, Cyber Forensics, Crime Scene, and Organized Crime to SWAT, K9, Helicopter, and Marine Patrol.
Still have questions, contact a recruiter at @email
Check out this growing series of video interviews and presentations by professionals who speak on a variety of in-demand careers and career pathways. View the Playlist here. New Videos are being offered monthly.
Women In Technology's flagship program Girls In Technology Mentor-Protégé Program, is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls (Grades 9-12) in the DMV area to the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Girls In Technology's mentoring program connects High School girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM.
The program is free and consists of five virtual sessions, one evening per month, from November-April. Girls in the program learn about STEM education and careers, scholarship opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop skills for success and confidence.
Protégé Applications Now Being Accepted
for the GIT Mentor-Protégé Programs in DC, MD & VA
Protégé Application is live online!
Apply today to be a Protégé in our program: http://bit.ly/GITProtegeApp2020
How She Leads - inspiring stories, themes and advice for girls across all cultures and contexts to empower them to become successful confident women leaders to make the world a better place. Go here to learn more.
Hosted by Rubin Education Founder, Danny Rubin. Dream Job Webinar Series: This Series includes previously recorded webinars with people who are working in a variety of career fields in their dream job. Produced by Rubin Education, these recorded webinars may be found here.
On March 7, 2022, Mrs. Pat Locke, the first Black female student to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the oldest military academy in the United States, hosted a panel of experts who presented some avenues for students to fund their college education with funding rom government sources, such as the Federal Trio Program, Military Academies, College ROTC programs, STEM internships, and more. Mrs. Locke and the panel share amazing opportunities to decrease student financial debt and increase equitable access to college and career.
Video Recording https://youtu.be/PMCqFG_IRts
Document with Links to Slide Decks of Programs (presented in the presentation)
Ms. Pat Locke, Seeds of Humanity Foundation Inc.
Ms. Lisa Benitez, Chief Diversity Officer, USMA
Dr. Tomeka Williams, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Kraig Sheetz, Mount St. Mary University
Dr. Tori Matthews, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darron Lamokin, PhD Candidate, University of Oklahoma
LTC Creyonta West, Howard University ROTC
LTC-R Sean Lanier, Resolve Solutions / ROTC SME
In the winter and spring of 2022 Northern Virginia Community College has presented monthly information sessions for families. Session recordings are now available for HS Seniors and their families. If you missed the live sessions with Q & A you can view and listen to the recordings below. These sessions showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA and include information about the admissions process, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get students connected to the NOVA community.
NOVA Information Session for FCPS Students & Parents (ENGLISH)
Date: Feb 10, 2022
Meeting Recording: https://youtu.be/c_DBsz7jy3c
NOVA Information Session for FCPS Students & Parents (SPANISH)
Date: Jan 26, 2022
Meeting Recording: https://youtu.be/rSYwwViRbAQ