Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Scholarship Opportunities


Here at Intern Solutions, we connect students and other young adults with job solutions every day, and lately, we’ve noticed a fantastic trend: more and more people are opting for a trade rather than a white collar career. And our team couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Not only do these careers fulfill a passion for their employees, but they are and always will be in high demand.

I think about it this way: if I had a home repair project I wanted done or car trouble I needed addressed, there is no way — no WAY — I would have the skills to get the job done myself. And I know I’m not alone.

With that in mind, we’re working on a campaign to share scholarship opportunities available to aspiring trades workers. Following are some great ones that I’ve found, and that I hope you’ll consider sharing on your site.

Here’s to all of the skilled trade workers out there, and those who someday will join their ranks!


James Mitchell // jmitchell@internsolutions.net

Are You A VIP College Applicant?

Is your student getting bombarded with mail and emails from colleges and universities?  Do the mail outs make them sound like viable candidates for admissions?  Check out the article below from JLV College Counseling to see if your student is truly a "VIP" applicant.  She does a great job of helping parents and students navigate true college interest and why colleges would woo students for the sake of increasing their numbers of applicants.  This is a great read into the business side of college admissions.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Boston University Headed To Atlanta

Boston University will be hosting a reception in Atlanta for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process. We hope you will encourage your students and their families to attend by posting our reception flyer at your school. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on our website.

Monday, September 18, 2017
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Registration and refreshments: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

We will also be hosting special on-campus events this fall, which will provide an inside look at BU's academic programs and residential campus in the heart of Boston. For more information about our Fall Visit Days and additional fall events, please visit our website.

Best wishes,

Sheneita Graham

BU Admissions

Important Senior Dates Are Now Available

The NOHS website now has listed several senior dates.  If you are a planner and want to have an idea of important dates, check out the link below and click on the Senior - Class of 2018- Important Information Tab on the bottom left hand side.

North Oconee Counseling

The STAR Program At Rensselaer

Rensselaer invites academically talented seniors, who are underrepresented minorities or young women, to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program.  The STAR Program allows high school seniors to experience life as a Rensselaer student. They will attend classes, tour campus, visit our laboratories, and connect with current Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff.
STAR begins the evening of Thursday, October 19, 2017, with a dinner reception and concludes Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the close of the Fall Open House.

The agenda will include:
· Interactive leadership activity
· Academic experience - attend classes
· Undergraduate research overview and tour of laboratories
· Campus tour
· Student panels
· Student organizations and clubs fair
· Lodging and meals with current students
Students may apply online by September 20, 2017 to participate in the STAR Program.  A copy of each student's high school transcript is required to complete the  STAR application prior to the deadline date of September 20, 2017.
Students accepted to participate in the STAR Program will receive a confirmation email from Rensselaer.
At the end of the event, all participants will receive an official letter confirming their participation in the event. We always encourage the students to show the letter to the attendance clerk so their absence is recognized as an official college visit.

We have been fortunate in previous years to have a limited number of travel grants available. Considering we have had as many as 200 students participate in recent years, we cannot provide travel grant assistance to every student who applies. The travel grants are awarded based on need as well as merit. Requests for assistance MUST be made on the STAR Program application. With the increase in requests, we will not be able to consider requests after the application decision is made.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The 2017-2018 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Applications Now Available!

The 2017-2018 United States Senate Youth Program applications are now available.  The application requirements have changed as well as the financial reward.  Please review the information below carefully.  Winning this prestigious award can provide vast opportunities for a student.  Motivated and academically driven students should give strong consideration to applying for this award.  All students that apply will be given consideration before moving to the county and state level of competition.  Applications are due to the NOHS counseling office on September 20, 2017.
What type of student should apply for this program?
Whether outspoken or soft spoken, the type of student who thrives during Washington Week is one who is truly interested in government, history, politics and leadership and one who has a demonstrated desire to serve others in a leadership capacity. The student selected should have experience in public speaking and working with others as part of public and community service activities. High academic achievement, high aspirations for college and career and other clear examples of self-motivation and creativity often define Senate Youth delegates. Being president of student body government is not enough of a qualifier in many cases – additional and often extraordinary examples of a student’s passion for service and empathy for others are often better indicators.

We look for students who are confident and capable of public speaking because a central part of Washington Week are the many Q and A sessions where students are given an unparalleled opportunity to speak directly with the highest-level elected and appointed officials in the country – including the president of the United States. In addition, we aim to give students as many formal speaking opportunities as we can through having them provide introductory and appreciation remarks for each speaker.

Leadership Opportunity: Oconee State Bank Junior Board

If you are a junior or senior in high school and interested in banking or economics, Oconee State Bank Junior Board might be just the program for you!  

This program is highly competitive and students should possess the following characteristics:  
  • outgoing personality
  • take pride in achievement
  • conscientious
  • represent NOHS in a professional manner
  • AVAILABLE to attend meetings once a month on Saturday morning starting in September and ending in April.  Please see attached schedule for dates and details.

Kristi Greer, coordinator for the program will be at NOHS to discuss more details on Friday, August 18th during Titan Time.  Please make plans to attend to learn more about this awesome program!