About Career Beginnings
Helping students go to college and on to fulfilling careers!
CAREER BEGINNINGS, a program of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, connects Hartford-area high schools, businesses, volunteers/mentors and parents in a coordinated effort to increase the percentage of Hartford teenagers who graduate from high school, pursue higher education and fulfill career goals. Student Application
Career Beginnings support students at: A.I. Prince Technical High School · Bloomfield High School · Bulkeley High School· East Hartford High School · Hartford Public High School (Engineering/Green Technology, Nursing, Law and Government Academies) · Pathways to Technology · Sports and Medical Sciences Academy, High School, Inc. · University High School of Science and Engineering · Weaver High School (Culinary and Journalism and Media Academies). The program includes three principle components:
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: Career Beginnings’ counselors are present in all participating high schools, where students have access to and meet regularly with the staff. The students’ progress in goal-setting is discussed; their academic situation(s) assessed and addressed and plans for the future developed.
- One-on-one counseling
- SAT/ACT fee waivers
- College Application fee waivers
College visits and tours
WORKSHOPS: During the students’ senior year, a series of monthly workshops are held at local colleges. Workshops cover topics ranging from the college admissions and financial aid processes, essay writing, resume development, the Common Application, decision-making and goal-setting skills, as well as a College Fair.
In July and August students are advised on several summer enrichment programs.
Juniors have the opportunity to attend workshops from February to June.
Freshmen and sophomores attend periodic workshops on how best to prepare for college. MENTORING
: Career Beginnings match students with adult mentors, all professionals with college experience as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise from industries including, banking and finance, insurance, academia and healthcare. After an orientation and on-going program direction, they give their mentees individual support, encouragement and are essentially their resident “Cheerleader” during the year. All potential mentors undergo a background check and include professional referrals in their applications.
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PROGRAM CONTACTS AND ADDRESS:
31 Pratt Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103 T: 860-702-3800 F: 860-241-1130