You hear about it all the time on the announcements. Alex Raymond will say, “A representative from ‘so and so’ College will be in the College and Career Center today.” And maybe it doesn’t mean anything to you, so you block that information out. But many would be surprised at just how much this little room right across the cafeteria can change lives.
“We advertise on BBC, for the colleges, and we advertise in the hallway. Students can come down and look at all of the brochures and packets we have for the college, from colleges. We have FAFSA information, we have scholarship information, we have military information, so we have a big variety, depending on what students want to do,” says Mrs. Neiman, the head of the College and Career Center.
The College and Career center isn’t just a simple room. You don’t just walk in, grab a brochure, and head out. Yes, there are packets and folders and a lot of papers, but what kind of school would Northeastern be if we didn’t provide personal assistance to aid students in their future endeavors? “What we try to do,” Mrs. Neiman explains “is schedule different schools around the area to come in, have a representative come in, and students can come down and sign up and talk to the reps, find out a little bit about their schools.”
The main goal is to help students prepare for college, and for the years beyond that. The college visits take place here, and sometimes only a few students show up. That’s totally fine, though, because that also means that the representatives from each college can work intensively with each of them to make sure they properly grasp the information about the post secondary school.
“Well basically what you have to is… start definitely in ninth grade to keep your grades up. I mean, a lot of kids think that they can wait, and not try as hard in their early years of high school,” says Mrs. Neiman They’ve got everything you’ll need to know keep yourself on track while in High School. Should you take the SAT’s? Is financial aid a good idea? How far away are prospective colleges? There are so many opportunities in store for the students here at Northeastern High School, and the College and Career is one place where they can achieve success - for now and for later. For High Street Media News, I’m Fatou Sawaneh.