/College Connect September newsletter

College Connect September newsletter

Wed. Sept. 15 & Wed. Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m.
Tempe Public Library

High school seniors are invited to attend one of these two in-person, small group workshops to get assistance with applications to ASU, NAU and UArizona. Meet ASU, NAU and UArizona college reps and learn about College Connect Tempe services. Students who attend have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Wed. Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Online Event

During this virtual workshop for high school seniors, students will learn how College Connect can support their post-graduation goals, meet local college reps and receive a FAFSA toolkit to prepare for the FAFSA application process which opens in October. Students who attend have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Meet with an experienced College Connect advisor virtually or in-person and receive free one-on-one assistance with college applications, financial aid, help with scholarships, developing your resume and more. 

Students who participate in an advising session have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! CLICK HERE to make an appointment.

The City of Tempe is now offering loanable Chromebooks and Wifi hotspots to qualifying students as part of its Connect Tempe program, which aims to narrow the digital divide caused by the pandemic. Learn more and see if you qualify.

Tempe Union High School District
AZ Three Public In-State College Night
Tuesday Sept. 28, 5:30-8 p.m.
McClintock High School (1830 E. Del Rio Dr. Tempe)
Open to all Tempe Union High School District students and families.
Join three in-state public universities to learn more about their unique admission process, programs, colleges, financial aid, scholarships and more! Each university will share a short introduction and then open to university-specific breakout sessions. Additionally, Access ASU and College Connect Tempe will be available during the night to answer general questions about college prep resources and basic financial aid questions. CLICK HERE to register.
2021 Virtual HBCU College Fair
Saturday Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to Noon
Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs hosts the Phoenix Akarama Foundation and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Delta Beta Omega Chapter. HBCUs: A Stellar Shot at Success Virtual College Fair. Workshops – Speakers – Performances – Virtual Backpack-Passport – Certificate of Participation – Surprises- HBCU Bookships. CLICK HERE to register and learn more.
University of Arizona
Virtual Application Workshops
Thursday Sept. 16 10:40-11:27 a.m.
Virtual Workshop for Mountain Pointe High students. Click Here to register.
Thursday Sept. 16 12:43 -1:21 p.m.
Virtual Workshop for Tempe High students. Click Here to register.
Northern Arizona University
NAUnity Day
Saturday Sept. 25, 9 a.m.
NAUnity Day brings students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and identities together to explore a welcoming community that embraces academic excellence, learning, diversity, and inclusion. This event will feature a student panel, presentations from Admissions, First Generation Programs, and Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services. It’s a great opportunity to experience life as a Lumberjack and explore the diverse and inclusive academic and social environment offered at NAU. CLICK HERE to register.  
Discover NAU Events
Come visit NAU for a full-day, on-campus experience! Upcoming Discover NAU dates include Sat. Oct 9 and Sat. Nov 13.

What is included in a Discover NAU event?

  • Expo highlighting NAU’s student support and resources.

  • Need to know admissions information.

  • A Q&A panel with current students.

  • A presentation from your academic area of interest.

  • Lunch at one of our on campus All-You-Care-To-Eat facilities.

  • A campus tour.

  • Details on how to connect with us after the event, including how to schedule an appointment with an admissions team member.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register.  
NAU Phoenix Info Session:
Sunday Oct. 24, 2 p.m.
Join NAU staff in Phoenix, AZ on for an informational session to learn about all things NAU! Staff will offer this information session in Spanish as well! Registration is coming soon. Learn more here.
Mesa Community College
MCC 101 
Biweekly 4-5 p.m. 
Prospective students, families, and HS personnel are invited to join MCC recruiters each week to learn why MCC is a great choice for your education. Learn about programs, tuition rates, transfer opportunities and more!

To join the session, click on the Google meeting link in the MCC recruitment calendar. Staff will be in the meeting happy to answer any questions you have! CLICK HERE for more information.
Mesa Promise Info Session 
Wednesday Sept. 15
The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating Mesa high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. CLICK HERE for more information.
ACC College Fair Tour
Thursday Sept. 16,  Mon. Nov. 22,  Mon. April 25
Mesa Community College, along with over 30 other colleges and universities, is holding its second free, interactive virtual college fair for high school students. CLICK HERE for more information.
Girls get IT
Friday, Nov. 19
Girls Get IT is a free, daylong event designed to introduce young women to the paths available to them in the field of Information Technology (IT). Girls Get IT is sponsored by the Maricopa Information Technology Institute-East Valley (MITI), a collaboration among Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Scottsdale Community College. The Institute provides career readiness for the IT sector, including courses to up-skill incumbent workers. MITI meets the emerging technological workforce’s demand for talent in areas of app development using Swift/Xcode, big data, cloud computing, mobile and wearable technology and the Internet of Things.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Year Up
Year Up is a nationwide non-profit program that empowers young adults to move from minimum wage jobs to meaningful careers in just one year. Students will gain opened doors to life-changing opportunities, college success, professional business and communication skills, interviewing and networking skills, resume building, ongoing wrap-around support and guidance to help launch a professional career in just one year.

  • The job training program is 100% tuition free. Plus, students earn an educational stipend throughout the program

  • Students earn an educational stipend of $200 a month for the first 6 Months & $600 a month for the last 6 Months of the program which is their Internship.

  • Students can also earn up to 27 college credits within the year of the program. We partner with GateWay Community College and Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Students can pursue careers in the following: Information Technology, IT Helpdesk, Business Operations, Business Finance, Project Management, Software Development, Computer Programming

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Career Readiness Support
Arizona@Work Maricopa County Youth Services connects eligible youth ages 14-24 to a variety of job training and career services. There are free employment academies and resources for job searching, resume-writing, interviewing and more. Check out offerings here

Connect Arizona Free Wi-Fi Map
Arizona Free Wifi Map
The locations on this map represent free public WiFi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. Some sites may offer indoor public access during business hours, others provide access in the parking lot only. Everyone using the sites – outside or inside – is encouraged to practice social distancing precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users and wearing a mask if necessary.