Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dental Careers Workshop

Are you interested in a career in dentistry? On Monday, October 24th a Dental Careers Workshop is being held at Northwest Family Dental, 2911 South Belt Highway, in St. Joseph from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Seating is limited to 30 students, so a RSVP is required. Please register no later than Friday, October 21st. You can register at  Click on Event Registration and Forms, or call 816-271-7146 to register-leave your name, phone number and email address. This event is sponsored by the NWMO AHEC and Heartland Health Workforce Development.

Monday, August 1, 2011

What Should I Be Doing Now...for Seniors

As a school counselor, one of the things that I'm asked most often is, "what should I be doing right now"?  I found this helpful calendar on It's been slightly adapted.
  • Do you know what you want to do after you graduate? If not, stop by and visit with me.  I have interest inventories and career assessments that can help you in answering that question.  
  • Save money from your job for college/post-secondary school
  • List your top college choices, then request school catalogs and admissions information.
  • Visit with college representatives when they visit North Platte.
  • Visit the colleges you are interested in.
  • Have you taken the ACT? If not, or if you want to take it again go HERE for test dates and to register.
  • Compare the costs of the schools you're interested in.  Go HERE for a helpful comparison tool. It looks like this:

  • Visit and register on Fastweb for information about scholarships, colleges, and financial aid resources.

  • There's your "to do" list for August. More tips to come later.

    Best wishes for a wonderful senior year,
    Mrs. Justus