Career development is a journey. Along the way you will make many discoveries about yourself... your interests, likes, dislikes, personal values and more. Our mission is to initiate the process for you and provide relevant information and resources to assist you with your career development needs.
Discover Your Passions!
Job Search Resources
Major Clarity- Visit platform.majorclarity.com Login with the following:
Username: WCPSS email address/ Ex. email@example.com
Password: First 4 letters of last name & student ID#/ Ex. smit9876510 Take the personality assessment and explore career pathways
JA My Way Junior Achievement
Interest Profiler- CFNC
My Next Move
ASVAB- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (for students who have taken the ASVAB test and have a personal access code)
Skills Assessment (Career One Stop)
Resumes for High School Students
The job you have now or your future career will fall into one of these categories. Click the link to review.
16 NC Career Clusters & Career Pathways
You can't visit your colleges of interest right now, so try out virtual tours. Links to all 16 UNC system schools can be found here
CAREER READINESS ACTIVITIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
The activities & events below are open to all students with a few exceptions. Contact the CDC with questions.
Graduating seniors interested in starting a career in health sciences should check out Duke University's
Ophthalmology Technician Program. Virtual info session coming up on Thur., March 25th. Click link to register.
Wake Tech’s Spring Open House will take place on multiple days in March, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day. The event will be virtual.
Open House Topics:
Tuesday, March 23: Enrollment & Student Activities. Financial aid, admissions process, employment resources, dual enrollment for high school students, and more.
Wednesday, March 24: Academic Degree Programs. Ask questions and hear from experts on Wake Tech's career and technical training programs and university transfer options.
Thursday, March 25: Workforce Continuing Education (WCE). Wake Tech is your training hub for short-term, non-degree courses that lead to industry-recognized credentials. WCE also includes English as a Second Language classes, high school equivalency preparation, and small business support.
Click here to register
Wake Tech Spring '21 OPEN HOUSE
Take the ASVAB- Armed Services Exam
Interested in Military Service? Sign up for the next ASVAB on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021... Click here to register now.
Students: Join UNCG's Hackathon! For more details and how to sign up click HERE. No coding experience needed. A great activity for those interested in Info. Science, Social Justice, Public Health, & Libraries.
Apprenticeships Virtual Info Session
Wed., December 16th at 11:00 a.m. Students must pre-register for the session. All registrants will receive the google meet link emailed prior to the session. Register here. This event has ended.
Interested in military service and have questions? Don't miss these upcoming sessions!
Military Service Virtual Info sessions with recruiters on upcoming Asynchronous Learning Days from 1:00-2:00 pm on Google Meet. These will be open to all SHS students and parents.
NC State College of Natural Resources
Are you interested in the field of Natural Resources but need more information on the various majors? NC State is hosting a Virtual Information Series so you can find out more about the 9 majors in the program! Register here and select the specific sessions you would like to attend. You are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as you’d like! More information will be sent to you upon registration.
NCSU AFROTC Virtual Shadow Day 2020
Juniors and seniors interested in becoming an Air Force officer and want to attend NC State should consider participating in this event on October 7th. Sign up now... https://www.detachment595.com/copy-of-deprecated-shadow-day
Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Career & College Promise (CCP) Enrollment Opens
for high school students interested in taking college-level courses for FREE. Enrollment for Wake Tech's CCP program begins on 9/28/2020 Learn more
The ASVAB Military Entrance Exam will be administered at SHS on Friday, November 20th at 7:30 a.m. If you want to take the assessment, click HERE to sign up!
FLAMES @ NC State
The STARS Computing Corps, part of the Computer Science dept at NCSU (http://stars.ncsu.edu) wants you to apply to the FLAMES program: Future Leaders in Algorithms, Mathematics, and Engineering Sciences. FREE outreach program meets weekly Sept. 19 - Nov. 21 For 9th through 12th-grade students. Prior experience not required. Apply here go.ncsu.edu/apply2flames Deadline to apply is 9/16 Email questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
R3NC College Fair - Thurs., September 3 at 9:00 am
Local college admission counselors based in Raleigh will be hosting another virtual event targeting interested seniors and parents. Here is the registration link: https://uncw.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OKQl5P9-TnW7UT3BaN1WcA
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Virtual Program 2020-21
Open to WCPSS HS students, ACE offers an opportunity for students with an interest in one of these areas to pair up with professionals in the industry to extend learning beyond the classroom. Perfect networking opportunity to create future opportunities. Click here to register now.
NC International Auto Expo
Rule of Law Conference
Campbell Law School, downtown Raleigh
SHE Leads Conference
Southeast Raleigh Magnet HS
Xtreme Beginnings 2021
McKimmon Center, NC State University
10th-11th graders only.
Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
Location: Contemporary Art & Design Center
American Legion Student Trooper Program
Juniors and seniors (male & female students) may apply to the Student Trooper Program.
Where: NC Highway Patrol Training Center in Raleigh
Each applicant must be sponsored by an American Legion Post. Call 919-832-7506 if you need help in finding a sponsoring post. Students will participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions. The purpose is to "create an association between our young people and the folks responsible for enforcing the laws of our State." Application and additional details in the career center.