There are a variety of ways to access news and information from the Guidance Department including Naviance. This page lists a variety of items including events and scholarships. This page is updated weekly throughout the school year and is accessible from every edition of the PRHS Friday Flash.
Scholarships & Awards
Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club are offering a scholarship to students planning to pursue a four-year energy-related degree from a college or university, or those enrolled in a Trade or Vocational degree program at an accredited Western Pennsylvania school, to learn an industry-related skill or trade. Deadline: June 30, 2023. See Mrs. Whalen for an application.
Events & Programs
Pitt’s School of Pharmacy has a virtual program (PIER) for rising seniors and juniors. It’s a great way to learn more about Pharmacy and the health professions from current students and faculty. The program is 5 weeks long, with a webinar occurring every Monday, July 3-31, from 5-7 pm. Deadline to register is June 15, 2023; there is no cost to participate in PIER! Application Information and additional information can be found at: https://pages.pharmacy.
pitt.edu/pier/Email Contact: Suzanne Mannino – email@example.com
SUMMER HEALTH CAREER ACADEMY
Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) holds an annual Summer Health Career Academy. The academy is designed for current ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in learning about opportunities in various health careers and the academic preparation necessary for these careers. Students meet with and talk to practicing health care professionals, engage in health career activities, learn to monitor vital signs, engage in hands-on medical procedures, learn basic medical terminology, and receive training in leadership skills.
Applications are accepted from ninth and tenth-grade students who reside in the seven southwestern Pennsylvania counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland). Click here to access event details and the application.
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy is hosting a one-day summer camp for high school students and current college students thinking about transferring to explore pharmacy with faculty and current student pharmacists. Pharmacy Exploration Day highlights different job pathways, explores a day-in-the-life of a pharmacist, and experience:
- SimMan Patient Simulation Demonstration
- Point-Of-Care Testing & Monitoring
- Pharmacy Compounding Techniques
- Mock Emergency Room Scenario
Pharmacy Day is free to attend, but seating is limited. Sign up here. Questions? Please contact Jason Stack, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at 412.396.5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitt Cyber's Air Force Association CyberCamp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused on systems security and cyber ethics. The camp will be held Monday-Friday (June 19-23) f includes the opportunity to hear from and interact with cyber professionals. See details.
Virginia Tech is offering multiple science camps for students in grades 7-12, who are looking to expand their knowledge of science and science careers. Additional information is available on the website.
Click here for details for Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Summer Programs
Students are invited to attend the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair on Sunday, November 6 from 1-6 p.m. Register for free!
The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat -- make a connection YOUR way!
The NACAC Fair will also feature MatchMaking! At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will then receive an email that best matches them to the specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided. Students will then reference this email on the day of the fair to connect with their best matches! Students should register early to take advantage of this great feature!
Click here for more information and to register!
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is once again offering job shadow programs for high school students – monthly Keeper Conversations sessions and Pizza with the Keepers in November.
They are not able to schedule individual job shadow experiences, so these are the only chances students will have to meet with keepers, aquarists, and other Zoo staff. Please contact Catherine Bambrick with questions.
Discover Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs: CMU is offering virtual information sessions! Learn what makes their programs unique. Register for an online information session for additional information and a chance to ask questions about the program. A link to the website was sent to high school students through their school district email. Students can also access Enrichment Programs in Naviance under the Colleges tab, Enrichment Programs
Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. It is required by law. It's important to know that even if registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.
Registering keeps you eligible for government jobs, financial aid and job training. It's quick, it's easy and it's the law.
Visit the Post Office or Selective Service System to register.