If you have participated in a volunteer service activity in the past year, you are eligible to apply for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
This is open to all students!
Winners get a monetary award, a trip to Washington, DC, and the adoration of future students looking up to you.
Click here for information and the application process.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Are you comfortable with numbers? Do you see art in finances? With a career in accounting, you have the opportunity to maximize the profit margin of your clients or business through maintaining accurate financial records and appropriately assigning incoming and outgoing funds. Even though the math in accounting isn't extremely advanced, accountants are incredibly comfortable with numbers, facts, and complying with the rule of law.
Friday, August 28, 2015
A conservation scientist studies elements of the ecosystem in order to manage its development, to limit erosion of natural resources, and to support all types of life on earth. They mostly work outside, collecting samples to be analyzed, observing growth and animal behavior, with a clear objective to limit human beings' impact on the world around us. The scientists often work with lobbyist organizations to advocate for their causes, which are at times in contrast with other corporate or governmental interests. If this career is interesting to you, you will undoubtedly enjoy AP Environmental science and explore majors like ecology and biology.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Across the nation, millions of parents entrust their children to the judgment of child care workers at all times of day, so that they can balance family and work responsibilities. Being a child care worker requires a commitment to the successful development of the children you work with, and can be incredibly gratifying if you can maintain your patience with a clientele that has naturally not developed communication skills or their own patience or perspective. At a minimum, you need at least a year of training and supervised experience, and most states require accreditation or certification to maintain a child care center, either for young children or for before and after school.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Art teachers are very important in the educational development of students. In addition to inspiring budding artists at the middle and high school level, art teachers are also incredibly valuable members of the elementary school faculty. Art educators help students learn to understand their world in visual terms and how to express themselves in nonverbal ways. In order to be an art teacher, you will need to earn at least a bachelor's degree in art education, which requires coursework in both visual art and education pedagogy.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A career in chemistry requires a degree in a related science, and usually involves many late hours working in the lab, conducting research into advancements related to your objective. Whether you are developing cures for diseases or analyzing the structure of existing compounds, chemists continue to push our society's understanding the physical world around us and find solutions to our problems. It is critical for an aspiring chemist to follow rules and laws, because safety is of the highest priority, and if you don't follow industry standards, your results will always be in question.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Architects are visionaries, artists, and problem-solvers. They are licensed to create the structures in which we live, work, learn, and play. Because architects are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the people who occupy the buildings they design, it's important for students to be aware that with this career comes significant responsibility. While math and science are important for a career in architecture, artistic and creative thinking skills are equally, if not more highly, valued. Architects need to have the ability to go from being artistic/creative to technical/logical and everywhere in between.