Volunteer, Leadership & Enrichment, & Career Opportunities
The Counseling Department posts these opportunities as they are received. Many of these programs are repeated annually, however parents and students should check with the organization directly for the most up to date information. By clicking on any of these links you will be leaving the UCFSD web page.
Loyola University Maryland
Designed exclusively for rising juniors and seniors, these exciting programs will help guide your students through the college search and application process, and help them learn more about Loyola.
- Online Workshops - learn how to write the perfect college essay, receive tips on how to ace your next admission interview, and learn how to search for and apply to the best colleges for you.
- General Information Sessions - hear from admission counselors as they discuss academic and student life, and the admission and financial aid process at Loyola.
- 1-on-1 Video Chats - have a personal conversation with one of our admission counselors about your journey to becoming a Greyhound.
For these and other online opportunities, we invite your students to visit our virtual experiences page.
ImagineU - New Gap Year
TeenLife's Guide to Online Summer Programs
Summer 2020 will be unlike any summer that any of us has experienced! Despite the changing landscape, we remain extremely committed to connecting middle and high school students to meaningful academic and enrichment experiences in whatever format they are offered!
Thankfully, there are a growing number of interesting online courses and virtual ways of meaningfully engaging students if they are unable to leave home or travel. TeenLife's Guide to Online Summer Programs includes several that are eager to enroll students. More online summer programs are listed on our website.
Curious about college exploration in general? Looking to gather information to demystify your college search and application journey? Join members of the Muhlenberg College admissions team for one or more specific workshops! Topics include and are not limited to:
How to do a virtual college search
Tips for completing the Common Application
How to prepare for a successful college interview
Athletics in college admissions
Understanding the financial aid process
Do any topics pique your interest? Access this link to register for Workshop Wednesday sessions with the Muhlenberg Admissions office.
Columbia University offers engaging and immersive online summer programs with 90 curricular options—all designed to set students up for their future academic success. Here’s why our community is the best opportunity for your students during this unique and challenging time:
Columbia University is a leader in online learning and interaction.
Students learn from scholars and practitioners who are experts in their fields.
They receive personal attention from their instructors.
Participants can choose a variety of extracurricular activities led by current University students.
Students develop friendships and important contacts with peers from around the world.
Gap Year Solutions
Gap Year Solutions decided to take the lead in designing a set of structured virtual activities for Gap Year students. Parents especially have been telling us that they want to make sure that if their students defer college admission for another year, they have an intentional plan and structure in the way they spend their time. So we are excited to be launching ImagineU, the first virtual experience of its kind for Gap Year students! We built this experience with certain key principles in mind: Gap Year activities must keep students socially connected, provide mentorship, support diverse interests and goals, enable students to own their experience, and allow the students to have fun.
ImagineU supplements jobs, and service opportunities and volunteer work that is available in a student’s local community. Gap Year Solutions will be helping these students build their Gap Year Plan, and will help them combine ImagineU activities with local in-person activities to create an experience that meets their interests and goals for their Gap time.
All students will participate in some of the virtual activities, while others will be self-guided and students will choose areas of interest. ImagineU virtual activities cover the following areas:
- Online internships sourced by Gap Year Solutions
- Online guest speaker series developed by Gap Year Solutions
- Capstone project delivered at conclusion of semester
- Proprietary online skill-building sessions
- Online options to focus on mental and physical well-being
- Weekly online Gap Chats with all students for connection
- Weekly one-on-one check-ins with ImagineU students by Mentor
- Online learning opportunities (language and university courses)
- Online life skills learning
- Virtual tours
Boston University Summer Journalism Institute
Last week, Boston University made a difficult decision to suspend all in-person summer programming on campus to keep students and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts were saddened by the thought of not teaching journalism to high school students this summer. Then, we thought: if journalists can keep reporting, then, why can't we?
With the help of Zoom and other technology, we decided to offer our Boston University Summer Journalism Institute as an online non-credit course. Students will still have the opportunity to:
- Work with award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer Prize winners (and BU alumna) Lara Salahi and Rochelle Sharpe, who show them how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting communities
- Hear from guest speakers in the field while learning important journalism tips when covering a crisis
- Connect with students in different parts of the world and time zones
- Have at least one article published to our Terrier website to showcase their work
Our photojournalism session, taught by veteran photojournalist and COM professor Stephen Haines, will also be online. Haines worked as a staff photographer, assignment, and photo editor for the Boston Globe. In this special session, he will help students sharpen their camera skills to teach them the basics of visual storytelling.
New Dates and a New Time:
Now that we switched over to an online format, the program tuition was reduced to $1,200. We also have changed the dates of our sessions to the following:
Session 1a: July 6 to July 17
Session 1b: July 6 to July 17 (Photojournalism)
Session 2: July 20 to July 31
Our online classes will start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (9:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to accommodate our students in different time zones. We will also record the sessions to make them available to students who may need to see them at a later time.
If your student is ready for a challenge and ready to get a taste of reporting during a crisis, encourage them to learn more by visiting our website, and apply soon, as spots are limited. The final deadline for submitting an application for admission is June 1, 2020.
Temple University Summer Programs
This summer, your students can explore some of the fields of study available at Temple University while they're still in high school by attending a pre-college program.
They'll experience our vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, make new friends, and get a head start on their college experiences. Our customizable two- and four-week programs allow students to:
- Immerse themselves in hands-on workshops in sports management, debate, public health, coding, psychology, law, art, political science, business, advertising, and more.
- Live on campus and try out what it's like to be a college student
- Build lifelong friendships
- Develop their sense of independence
- Earn college credit and secure a Temple tuition grant*
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference
SOPHOMORES: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference to be held February 7-9th 2020 at the Freedom Foundations in Valley Forge, PA. There are two steps to complete if you are looking to be considered for this opportunity. First step, please contact Mr. Findora (email@example.com) for necessary application/documentation and return a completed application (including copies of insurance cards -front and back), medical form, photo release, and cancellation fee acknowledgement) to the Counseling Center by December 19th, 2019 to be considered for a spot in the RYLA conference. All signatures are required for the applications to be complete. Please do NOT mail any of your application paperwork to anyone, you are to turn the paperwork into the secretaries in the counseling center. Second step, CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom to complete the online registration (also due by December 19th, 2019). Unionville is allotted twelve spots at RYLA; we will notify you by January 10th 2020, if you are selected to represent UHS at RYLA.
Please access the link below for more information on the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference.
Like HOBY, you need to be able to commit to this leadership weekend (Feb. 7th-9th, 2020). Please talk it over with your parent or guardian and review your calendar (please consider sports schedules and other extracurricular and family commitments when making your decision). If you are interested in attending, please complete all sections of the attached application . Again, all application materials are due by December 19th, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
HOBY Youth Leadership Conference- Application for UHS Ambassador
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 18th, 2019
CONFERENCE DATES: JUNE 5th- JUNE 7th, 2020
MERCY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills.
We invite you to nominate your students to apply to our Summer Leadership Academy. Last year we received over 1,000 nominations from around the country from which we accepted 200 students to attend.
Previous Unionville attendees include: Skyler Lambert, Samantha Mariani, Jennifer Gilpin, Spencer Kramer, Amanda Denucci
The weeklong Academy is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities.
In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.
There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free. Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.
· current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business
· cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale, 4.0 on 5.0 scale)
· demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills
We are accepting students on a rolling basis. As spots are limited, we encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience. Priority review will be given to students who apply by January 1, 2020, with guaranteed response within 10-14 business days.
Please submit your nominees via this link: Nominate: Leadership Academy at Mercy College
Leadership Academy at Mercy College
Visit us at Leadership Academy at Mercy College for session dates, agenda items, and FAQs!
2020 Census Jobs
It's not too late to apply for a temporary part-time position with the 2020 Census. Apply to earn extra income and help your community. Go to: https://2020census.gov/en/
American Pool Lifeguards
American Pool has been connecting people to summer jobs since 1984! We’ve changed the way we let young people know about opportunities for training and work with American Pool’s Guard for Life Program and have recently opened up LIVE 10-minute info sessions to inform people about lifeguarding and our other job opportunities.
Here’s the link to the schedule of upcoming sessions as well as a flyer you can share. All attendees of the Virtual Live Info Sessions will be invited to apply for a position, schedule a one-on-one online interview and then begin the first portion of their American Red Cross Lifeguard Training online!
Video Production and General Computing Assistant
I have had the great pleasure of working with a STEM student since he was a Junior at Downingtown High on video production and general computing assistance. I cannot believe it but he is now graduating from Penn State (after a 6 year stint with SLEC), and I am looking for another interested student who Christian can train before he goes out into the wide world. Here is an example of some of the recognized work he has done with me: https://youtu.be/