Winter Break 

December 18 - January 1

School Resumes January 2, 2018

  

Meridian High School
 
School Hours 7:55-2:30  Office Phone  360-398-8111
 
 

Meridian High School Career Center

The content below is provided to assist Meridian High School students as they plan for post-high school education and career.  Please let us know if there are other useful content items we can add here to make this list more comprehensive.

Thank you!

Shannon Waterman
Librarian, Research/Career Specialist

swaterman@meridian.wednet.edu


 

Senior Presentation Information:

Senior presentation worksheet
Senior presentation rubric
Sample presentation

 

You need a resume!  This is required for graduation!

Sample resumes HERE

How to slides HERE

 

Do you want to go to college?

Tips and hints on how to choose a college, applying, writing admissions essays and timelines

 

New Scholarship Database!  

Click here - always double-check due dates, as they are known to change.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Waterman.

Other scholarship resources:

www.scholarships.com
www.washboard.org (WA schools only)
www.fastweb.com
LendEDU.com

 

SAT/ACT testing 

Juniors:  Plan to take one or both spring of your junior year.  You can re-take in early fall of your senior year if you don't like your scores.

Seniors:  If you plan on going to a 4-year college, you will need one or the other.  Take them in early fall so your scores are available when you fill out college applications

You will need your scores to apply to colleges.  Registration is all online. College application deadlines are as early as November!  Questions?  See your counselor.

If you are consdering an elite school, please check to see if they require SAT subject tests and plan to take them early!

SATwww.collegeboard.org

ACT www.act.org

Wondering which one to take?  Click HERE

*We recommend taking both as often students will do better on one than the other*

 

Financial Aid sites:

The FAFSA opens Oct. 1 each year.  Fill it out as soon as possible.  We will have a FAFSA help night each fall.  

www.fafsa.org (for U.S. citizens)

http://www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa (for non-citizens)

 

Whatcom Volunteer Center - give back!
https://www.whatcomvolunteer.org/

 

College and Career Planning

Career Search

Worksource - community resource for job-relatied information (resume help, job searches, etc.)
MyNextMove - career searches, surveys
Washington Dept. of Labor: apprenticeships
Jobs in Health Care