Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockwood high school students are unable to attend traditional college and career fairs this fall. So district college and career counselors are collaborating to bring virtual workshops to them: Mindful Monday and Show-Me My Future.
These workshops are open to Rockwood high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors as well as seniors who have not finalized college plans following graduation.
“The Mindful Monday and Show-Me My Future workshops will provide the same insights and information as in-person college information nights spread over several evenings,” said Ivy Hartman, college and career counselor at Rockwood Summit High. “With virtual options, we hope that students will have more access.”
Rockwood’s Mindful Monday workshops are offered throughout the semester via Zoom:
- Writing an Effective College Essay – Monday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m.
- Selective College Admission – Monday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m.
Zoom link will be shared via email and Canvas from your College and Career office.
- Path to a Career in Healthcare (Pre-med, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pre-dentistry and nursing) – Date and time: To be determined
Through the Show-Me My Future program, which will be held Sept. 13 through Oct. 8, students have the opportunity to learn about test-optional, liberal arts colleges and athletic recruitment. These workshops will be held in the evenings during the week as well as Sunday afternoons and evenings. Families who are unable to attend a live workshop for Show-Me My Future may access some of the workshop recordings on www.moacac.org.
"We encourage families at the high school level to attend the Show-Me My Future events," said Hartman. "This program is very comprehensive with information for students looking for information in various skilled trades, careers, military as well as college."
Hartman said events like these provide preliminary information and best practices to a large audience and allow families to focus on more specific needs in their individual meeting with their career counselor.
“In this entirely virtual world, we are trying to make requesting transcripts, accessing counseling and guidance on college applications from us touchless and yet personal and seamless as if we were interacting in person,” added Hartman.