November was a busy month for us! We went on two college trips, had a college fair, and went on a career exposure trip.
The first college trip we went on was to Shippensburg University on November 8th for the open house known as A Place for You. Shout out to our teammate Miranda for setting up the trip for us! The trip included a small tour, informational session, a display of student organizations, and instant decisions. Many of our students were accepted on the spot and others were recommended to do the summer program. We always had the opportunity to have lunch there as well. The students were able to experience on-campus student life in the cafeteria. It was extremely packed and fun at the same time. The students definitely had an amazing time and enjoyed the coach bus ride too.
On November 14th, High School of the Future held our annual college and career fair attended by about twenty colleges and organizations. All grades had a chance to visit the information tables and talk with the representatives.
November 18th was the day we took forty students to Delaware State University along with Ms. Snipes. We toured the campus and our students had the chance to ask questions to college students.
On November 26th, we took our first career exposure trip. We took a small group of students to the Apple store in Center City for a retail experience presentation and app design workshop. The students were in awe when it came to working with the 2019 iPad and bringing their ideas to life. The goal of the design workshop was to think of an app that would benefit Philadelphia’s community. Students came up with brilliant ideas including an app where people could find clothes online for a reasonable price and could have the option for either delivery or personally grab it at their local businesses, as well as a STEM app where young girls and women could connect with professionals in the STEM field, help achieve their goals from academic coaches, and be a part of the seminars. We have more career exposure trips being planned, and college visits will resume in the spring! Right now we are focusing on helping students get those college applications in.
-Jared Brooks, College and Career Coach at School of the Future