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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.

Ongoing Opportunities and Pre-Recorded Events to View 

Aspire with Rubin -Writing and Speaking For the Workforce - Tutorials

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 Pro Bono College Admissions Consulting Services Program

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  

Explore NOVA Career Education Programs and Career Readiness Workshops (17 options)

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 

Fairfax County Police Department - Police Cadet Program

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.

Visit www.JoinFCPD.org to learn more and find a link to apply for the Police Cadet Program today.  

Still have questions, contact a recruiter at @email

 

Fairfax County Police Department members standing together smiling.

 

FCPS Career Pathways Speakers Series Videos

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.  

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protege Program

Ongoing 

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. 

More info:https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology 

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 -Stories and Podcasts for girls and women leaders

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. 

Virtual Internships by Rubin Education - Multiple Career Fields to Explore in this Series

Hosted by Rubin Education Founder, Danny Rubin.  2021 Series: 

  • Sports Marketing and Management Careers - Guests Maddie Redmond, corporate marketing for Dallas Cowboys and Brett Raisman, coordinator for the New York Islanders. Go here to watch.  Check out the student worksheet too. 
  • Medical Careers - Guests: Dr. Ryan Williams, pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia Go here to watch.  Check out the student worksheet here. 
  • Culinary and Hospitality Careers - Special guests: Max Green, owner of bar/restaurant Blue Quarter in New York City, and Jared Bobkin, an executive chef in Michigan who has been featured twice on FOXs “Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.”  Go here to watch. 
  • Agriculture Careers - Explore agriculture as a career field with special guests Liza Goetz, founder of Wildly Native Flower Farm and Chris Brosch,  Administrator, for the Nutrient Management Program for the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Go here to watch
  • Skilled Trades Careers - Join a trio from Ace Electric in Georgia as they discuss working in the trades.  Go here to watch.   

Other Virtual Internship Webinar Recordings by Rubin Education may be found here. 

"Find Someone Else to Pay": A presentation on government resources for funding higher education

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.  

2022 Panelists: 

  • 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

NOVA Information Session Recordings

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

Monthly Events and Deadlines To Apply for Opportunities 

Click on each month below to open a list of events, opportunities and deadlines. 

MAY

MAY EVENTS AND/OR DEADLINES

Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp – Deadline May 2 for CIT - event date July 18-22, 2022 https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/info/default.aspx?id=28120 

Summer Conservation Crew Program deadline May 6, 2022 – event date July5 – Aug. 12, 2022 Go here for more information. 

St John's College Summer Academydeadline May 7, 2022 – event date In-person – July 2022 Virtual June 2022 -https://www.sjc.edu/summer-academy

JMU Summer Honors Institutedeadline May 13, 2022 – event date July 10 – 16, 2022 -https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration, A Virtual Workshop For High School Students, Saturday May 14, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Join the experts including, DR. JOHN GRIFFIOEN, ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN, FORT WORTH ZOO, NANCY NELSON, CVT, NICU MANAGER, ST. HUBERT'S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER, and KENNEDY RESENDIZ, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE as they share their own educational journeys, career paths, and work experiences. This is a chance for students, in grades 9-12, to hear first-hand accounts about how practitioners prepared for vet school, mastered vet school, and chose their post-graduation careers. Questions will be answered, possibly even what is hemolymph analysis in Japanese spider crabs? Register at https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs The cost for the workshop is $25.  For information on financial assistance, please contact @email

Conflict Resolution Youth Summit - (CRYS) – deadline May 16, 2022 – event date July 18-21, 2022. Go here for information. 

Explore Engineering Innovation – deadline May 20, 2022 – event date July 5-29, 2022, Virtual June 27 – July 29, 2022 - https://ei.jhu.edu/

Girls Fire and Rescue Academy -  Summer Camp Applications due close of business, Friday May 20, 2022.  The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is excited to announce its Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp, which will take place June 21 -24. The Academy is open to rising 7th through 12th grade female students for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year. The program is completely free of charge. Participants must be residents of Fairfax County. The Academy will be limited to 24 applicants, so apply today! To apply, please click on the link below and follow the instructions. Girls Fire & Rescue Academy 2022 Application Packet (fairfaxcounty.gov)

Virginia State University UNITE STEAM L.I.T Summer Program -registration deadline May 20. Event June 20 - July 19. Unite is a four-week, pre-collegiate summer experience that encourages high school students to pursue college majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) related fields through hands-on and rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration. Unite programs are sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program, which places a strong emphasis on student leadership development. Virginia State University's Unite STEAM Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) summer program will explore higher-order level thinking in a "no limits concept" that encourages them to explore beyond boundaries and dare them to “think outside the box.” Students will learn about critical thinking techniques for problem-solving and how to explore STEAM courses and related career fields. They will also participate in hands-on STEAM enrichment activities along with leadership, character development, and self-care workshops. Unite STEAM L.I.T. will be held in-person Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from June 20th through July 19th (with July 4th and 5th off for the holiday). This program is designed for rising 10th and 11th-grade students. All classroom supplies and lunch will be provided. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $400 stipend.  Review the attached flyer for more information. To register, please visit https://cvent.me/Xn2XGz. Registration ends on Friday, May 20th. Spaces are limited, so don't delay...sign up today! For questions, please contact Dr. Michael Rainey at @email or 804-898-9533.

Future Lawyers Program – deadline May 25, 2022 – event date May 28, 2022 (2 weekends) - https://learnwithleaders.com/futurelawyersprogram-may

Fairfax County Police Department – Police Leaders of Tomorrow – deadline May 27, 2022 – event date June 13 – 17, 2022 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/plot

Embolden Student Leadership Programs – deadline May 31, 2022 – event date July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, and Nov. 3, 2022 at 8pm and one day in Dec. - https://www.emboldenme.org/

GWU  School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Summer Immersion Programdeadline May 31, 2022 – event date July 11 – 15, 2022 (virtual) or July 25 – 29, 2022 (in-person) from 9am to 3pm - https://bls.smhs.gwu.edu/programs/summer-immersion-program

Summer Art & Design Institute – deadline May 31, 2022 – event date July 10 – Aug. 6, 2022 - https://moore.edu/academics/youth-education/summer-art-amp-design-institute

JUNE

JUNE EVENTS AND/OR DEADLINES

Fairfax NAACP 2022 DMV Trade Jobs Fair - High School students interested in promising careers in the skilled trades should attend the 2022 DMV Virtual Trade Jobs Fair scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Several employers will be available to chat about paid job opportunities that include on-the-job training with little or experience required. Interested students should make sure to register today by visiting this link: bit.ly/DMVJobsFair

The Architect of the Capitol - Virtual Career and Information Fair, June 16th, 2022, at 3pm. If you, or someone you know, would like to gain insight on the agency’s mission, current projects, and career opportunities such as General Engineer, Construction Manager, Maintenance Mechanic, Custodian, Facilities Management, HVAC Technician, and much more, then plan to join us.  Architect of the Capitol Virtual Career and Information Fair details:  Date: Thursday June 16, 2022 | 3pm, Zoom: https://uso2web.zoom.us/j/84831674024 or Dail in: 301.715.8592, Guest Speaker- Joseph Campbell, AOC Facilities Manager – Supreme Court.  For questions and more information, contact us at: @email.

Pathways to Quantum Summer Immersion Program  - Learn about quantum and STEM-related careers with leading research universities and industry-leading organizations in this week-long job shadowing opportunity.. This opportunity is for rising high school seniors (class of 2023), Application: Application Deadline is June 17. 

Summer NCCER Core Construction Skills Bootcamp -Offered by FCPS Adult and Community Education Printable Flyer found here. Course starts June 21 -July 1, 2022.  Rigorous two week introduction to construction skills covering the topics of basic construction safety, hand and power tools, construction math, communication skills, introduction to construction drawings, gain knowledge of the apprenticeable trades and construction careers. Earn 80 hours of apprenticeship related instruction and earn an industry recognized credential through the NCCER Registry System.  Register through ACE for this course. . Tuition is $860 but there are opportunities for reduced tuition. FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) is now able to offer the Core Construction Skills Bootcamp at a discounted tuition rate of only $260! This rigorous two-week introduction to construction skills covers topics such as Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, Communication Skills, Introduction to Construction Drawings, and Construction Careers. View the program flier for more information! Interested students need to call ACE registration to receive the discounted rate: (703) 658-1201.

Virginia Tech - Science Campsdeadline in June (1 month prior to the camp dates) Camps take place in July 2022 - go to this link for more information:  https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html

Introduction to Investigative Journalism – event date June 5 – 17, 2022, June 19 – July 1, 2022 or July 3-15, 2022https://nytedu.com/courses/pre-college/introduction-to-investigative-journalism/

Healthcare Careers Campevent date June 6 – 19, June 13-17 or June 20-24, 2022 - https://www.ehc.edu/summer-programs-camps/healthcare-careers-camps/

Actuarial Science Camp – event date June 19-24, 2022 or July 10-15, 2022 - https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/actuarial-science-camp/

Public Policy & Activism – event date June 19 – July 1, 2022 or July 17-29, 2022 - https://nytedu.com/courses/pre-college/public-policy-activism/

Fairfax County Police Department – Teen Police Academy – deadline June 17, 2022 – event date July 11-15, 2022 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy

Fairfax County Police Department – Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement – deadline June 24, 2022 – event date Aug. 1-5, 2022 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle

Women In Technology Summer 2022 Virtual Job Fair - Connect in real time with recruiters from top organizations in the DC Metro area and beyond, all who are looking to hire top talent for a variety of roles including STEM based fields. Event takes place Thursday, June 23rd from 3:00 -7:00 p.m.  The WIT Virtual Job Fair easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Whether you’re looking to break into the industry or are an established professional, the WIT Virtual Job Fair will have something for everyone. Register to participate.  On the day of the live event, you’ll choose which employers to interact with, and engage in a one-on-one chat with a representative. Share your personal background, work experience, and ask questions with as many employers as you’d like until the career fair ends. You'll be able to upload your resume before the event so that employers will have your information readily available. Learn more about this event here. 

Penn Medicine Summer Program – event date June 26 – July 23, 2022 - https://www.boldsummers.com/summer-programs/penn-medicine-summer-program/

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation - High School Summer Programs – event date June 26 – July 2, 2022 -  Open now https://smconservation.gmu.edu/programs/high-school-summer-programs-for-college-credit/

Biomedical Engineering Innovation – event date June 27 – Aug. 5, 2022 Aug. 29 – Nov. 18, 2022 - https://ei.jhu.edu/biomedical-online/

JULY & AUGUST - SUMMER EVENTS FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS

EVEN MORE SUMMER EVENTS  & ACTIVITIES FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS 

Coalition for College Summer Panels and Workshops ( June, July and August) Registration is now open for the Coalition's series of events this summer, from panel discussions to classroom-style workshops. Each brings the expertise of our members together to help students understand the admissions process and make smart college choices. Click here to see their summer events.

Institute for the Arts – event date 2 weeks: July 5 – 15 or July 18 – 29, 2022, 4 weeks: July 5 – 29, 2022 from 8:30am to 2pm - https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

George Mason Game and Technology AcademyEnrolling now! June and July 2022 - Turn your passion for gaming into a game plan for success. At the Game & Technology Academy, powered by George Mason University, you will spend six incredible days* on the campus among like-minded, game-loving high school students. During this amazing program, you will learn directly from serious game gurus, use the latest technology, and create the games you want to play. Go to this link for all the details!  Flyer

Washington Journalism and Media Conference – event date July 10 – 15, 2022 or July 17 – 22, 2022 - https://wjmc.gmu.edu/

Bioinformatics Research and Big Data Analytics for Young Scholars – event date July 11 – Aug. 6, 2022 - https://schar.gmu.edu/programs/executive-education/four-week-high-school-student-internship-bioinformatics-research-and

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit – event date July 24-30, 2022 -https://precollege.goputney.com/programs/harvard-chan-cchange-climate-program/#outcomes

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp – event date July 25-27, 2022 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm - https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

Gettysburg College Summer Programs – event date July 2022 - https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs

StellarXplorers Camp – event date Aug. 1-12, 2022 - https://briccdc.com/stellarxplorers

Fairfax Public Access TV and Radio Summer Camps – event date July and/or Aug. 2022 - https://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms

Envision Programs for Leadership, Scholarship and Career - Summer programs 2022- Check them out here.  https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/

STEM LYCEUMS - The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)has a new program for students called STEM Lyceums. STEM Lyceums is an after-school virtual club for ALL Virginia high school students, with the purpose of building a virtual high school STEM community, and engaging students in discussions and explorations of STEM concepts and possible STEM career pathways. Students can learn more on the CEE STEM Lyceums website and can register using an online form.

NASA STEM Engagement Internshipevent date Summer 2022 - https://intern.nasa.gov/

SCAD Pre-College Program - event date Summer 2022 - https://www.scad.edu/academics/pre-college-programs

Georgetown University Summer High School Programs - event date Summer 2022 - https://summer.georgetown.edu/all-programs

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts - event date Summer 2022 - https://www.wolftrap.org/about/employment_opportunities.aspx

COMING IN THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Ron Brown Scholar Program Initiative - Guided Pathway Support Program – event date School year 2022-23 - https://rbsgps.com/

VDOT Transportation Career Fair - Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Prince William County Fairgrounds Manassas. This event brings together exhibitors who represent a wide variety of transportation related fields such as engineering, aviation, transit, architecture, technology, construction and environmental companies. See your Career Center Specialist or the Edison Academy Career Experience Specialist by September 16 if you are interested in attending. School bus transportation may be provided.  Check out a video on VDOT's Twitter feed to see what this event is all about.(The video is from a past year's in-person event.) Go here to view it.

Go Here  for Other Opportunities that Fall under Work-Based Learning; Internships, Youth Apprenticeships, Externships, and other resume building work experiences.