Pat yourself on the back for taking a huge, amazing step towards your future!
Here are some fun resources to help you learn more about yourself, your skills and talents, and what you want to do after you graduate high school. And you can always contact us to help you with your GHYW Internship application materials, or to discover your future path!
What is your STEM Type? Take this Quiz to find out: STEM Type Quiz
StudyInternational Creative Arts Quiz can help you you discover what kind of creative arts job or college arts major you’d like to pursue.
Time to look for a job? Check out some of these websites! (*TIP* it helps to filter your search options in order to find positions that better fit what you are looking for):
WorkSource Washington is probably the best free resource for building a resume and a cover letter, for looking for jobs, and for learning how to network, build a career and flourish as a new employee. You can create a profile that employers can view. It’s free!
You Have Options!
– Volunteering for local nonprofits like Grays Harbor Youth Works, the United Way or the Habitat for Humanity is a great way to gain experience, hone your skills and build your resume! Check out this article on the Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities in Grays Harbor, HERE!
Thinking About College?
– Should you go to college? If so where? What type of school do you want to study at, a large school or a small one? Do you want to study out of state or in a different country? How will you pay for college? Is College right for you, or will you attend school after the working for a few years?
– CollegeBoard offers a number of resources including a search guide.
– Looking for affordable colleges? College Affordability Guide analyses over 7,000 colleges and ranks them by affordability and quality.
…How am I going to pay for it? Check this out.
– There are tons of scholarships and grants for college, many of which go unused. A simple Google Search on College Scholarships will help you get started. Yet this site is a great place to start: CollegeScholarships.org.
Washington State Colleges & Universities
– Google or Bing search the keywords “Private Colleges in Washington State” for a list of Private Colleges and Universities in our state!
– Best Nonprofit and/or Online Colleges in Washington State: Nonprofit Colleges Online
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington
Grays Harbor College
Central Washington University
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Tips on Drafting Resume and Applications
Applications and resumes aren’t that scary but they do require a little planning, time and editing.
Ready to start filling out that job application? This could help.