Our Mission: to assist students in the development and achievement of their post high school career and educational goals.

Career Center Staff : Martha Zender x5259  Career Voc Guidance / Running Start Coordinator
Career Center Hours: Monday-Friday  7:15 - 3:00
 Career Center Calendar   Dates listed for college visits, field trips and seminars.  


JUNIORS! As you visit college campuses this summer be prepared by taking along the 20 Questions to Ask on Your College Tour listed on the  link in the blue box below. 

GET INVOLVED- VOLUNTEER! Even though the Culminating Project is no longer a graduation requirement students should still consider volunteering. Community Service is a requirement for most scholarships and colleges like to see their prospective students involved in the community. Communities rely on the help of our students and, in turn, students can gain important skills. See below for a list of opportunities.

Mark Your Calendar! The District Wide College Fair will be held at BHS this year on Thursday, October 2nd from 6-8pm. We usually host about 40 colleges and provide a scholarship breakout session. Juniors and Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. 

Volunteer Opportunities


S.H.O.C. - Students Helping Our Community
What is S.H.O.C. ? 
Registration Form 
Time Sheet - or print your report from WVC and submit to the Career Center. 
Whatcom Volunteer Center -search opportunities within our community.

Organizations in need of your help:
Belingham Food Bank                         NW Therapeutic Riding Center
Bellingham Parks and Rec                  Washington Trails Association 
Boys and Girls Club                            Whatcom Mountain BikeCoalition
 Padilla Bay 

Scholarship Web Page -Scholarship Bulletin as well as other scholarship websites and financial aid  resources.

Summer Scholarship -Offered by the Bellingham Assistance League. Scholarships granted up to $1,000 per student to be used for one academic based camp. 



College Planning and Research

Career Exploration

College Visit Calendar -college reps coming to SHS and local college fairs
CheckoutCollege.com - community and technical colleges in WA state
Project Opportunity- Independent College Search
Best Engineering Colleges
Next Step U- helpful resources!
Colleges of Distinction
20 Questions to ask on your College Tour  
Test Prep: Choosing ACT or SAT 
Tips for students with disabilities 

MYNextMove -search careers, training and  education 
WorkSource - job-related information and support   WorkSource -Youth Scholarship
Career Bridge - Search degrees for your career.
Dept of L&I - apprenticeships
S.T.E.M. - science, technology, engineering, math
Engineering Disciplines Explained

Other Opportunities                                                                              

Summer Enrichment Opportunities- academic camps .                                                               
Tech Prep - dual credit program 
Get Involved - clubs and activities                                                         
Running Start Program- dual credit program
Gap Year /Study Abroad -a year of growth and exploration 
                Study abroad scholarship available here!
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