Previously “College & Career Center”

Our Career Center Team

Teresa Swake, Career Center TOSA
Maddie Welch, Career Center Specialist

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Career Center Newsletter

January 25th, 2021

February 1st, 2021

February 8th, 2021

February 15th, 2021

February 22nd, 2021

March 1st, 2021

March 8th, 2021

March 15th, 2021

March 29th, 2021

Upcoming Workshops:

March College Visits – Find in Naviance

  • Westminster College, March 2nd @4:00pm

The College Place HBCU Virtual College Tour

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In celebration of Black History Month, The College Place is hosting an HBCU Virtual College Tour Series. Throughout the month of February, they will feature virtual tours of over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm. 

Click here for schedule and list of visiting colleges

Click here to access tour sessions

BigFuture Days – Virtual College Fairs 

The College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

  • Northeast Colleges – Sunday, March 7th
  • Midwest Colleges  – Thursday, March 11th  

Click here to register

Hillsboro School to Career Upcoming Events

The School to Career program is the workforce development wing of the Hillsboro Chamber. They facilitate Career Related Learning Experiences for Washington County high school students. Their career events connect students with professionals from all walks of life, helping them to explore their big dreams and get local with opportunities right here in our community. Check out these free upcoming workshops!  If you find one or several that interest you please register for an event by clicking here.

  • Environmental Health – March 2nd, 3:00pm
  • Meteorologist – March 3rd, 1:30pm
  • Financial Services – March 3rd, 9:00am
  • Physics and Astronomy – March 3rd, 4:00pm
  • Medical Geneticist – March 4th, 3:00pm
  • Genentech Panel #2 – March 4th, 3:00pm
  • Culinary, Decadent Creations Bakery – March 10th, 3:00pm
  • Tour Operator – March 11th, 3:00pm
  • Culinary, Vasquez Catering – March 17th, 3:00pm
  • Tattoo and Piercing – April 14th, 1:30pm
  • Fashion Design – April 19th, 1:00pm

Click here to register

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual

  • March 10th
  • Junior Achievement has an exciting new program called JA Inspire Virtual! JA Inspire Virtual is a free career exploration Fair, bringing together the business community and local schools, and designed to help launch students into their future: high school, college, careers, and beyond. JA Inspire consists of three segments: 
    • (1) Student driven lessons designed to help students discover their career strengths and interests 
    • (2) Access to our vFairs online interactive platform used to host the JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Expo. Students will have the ability to attend pre recorded webinars and presentations, as well as explore and collect information from career, job, and business booths organized by career clusters
    • (3) Post event debrief and unlimited access to the virtual platform for a full 90 days following the event 
  • Email us at if you would like to register

Portland Workforce Alliance NW Youth Careers Expo

  • March 16-17th, 1-4pm – Virtual 
  • The 17th annual NW Youth Careers Expo will take place as a virtual event, allowing high school students to engage with employers and postsecondary partners for community-based career exploration
  • Find more information here

These Events have passed but have great information. Here are the recordings:

Hillsboro School to Career Workshop – (recording of event)

FAFSA/ORSAA Workshop – (recording of event)

Job Corps Workshop (recording of event)

Helpful Links & Events:

Financing College:

Click Here to Access FAFSA or ORSAA Resources / Haga clic aquí para los recursos de la FAFSA o ORSAA
Click Here to Access Info about the Oregon Promise Grant

College Application Tools:

Click Here for College Essay Writing Tips
Click Here to Access Oregon Goes to College Resources

Looking for a Job:

COMING SOON! Click Here to Access Local Job Opportunities

Career Exploration Opportunities:

Explore Upcoming Hillsboro School to Career Events
Explore su Futuro, Encuentre su Carrera, Evento en Español. Conozca a profesionales en una variedad de campos que incluyen: salud, derecho, asesoramiento y mas – Aprenda habilidades para triunfar en múltiples industrias, Aprenda perspectivas de trabajo y mas

Click Here to Register for Future You 2 Go Career Events

Standardized Testing:

Unfortunately, Sherwood High School will not be hosting any standardized tests this year. Click Here to Access Nearby SAT Testing Locations.

Click Here to access the Khan Academy SAT Prep Course

Unfortunately, Sherwood High School will not be hosting any standardized tests this year. Click Here to Access Nearby ACT Testing Locations.

Click Here to access Free ACT Test Prep Tools