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C&C Pathways

Join us for our 1st ever College and Career Pathways Conference.  This is a week long virtual conference for High School Students to select and participate in sessions via zoom.  Traditionally,  our program provides and allows for multiple college visits through the year.  With current contact restrictions and to provide equitable opportunity for all of our MESA students, we will convert this experience.  Our University sessions will offer a virtual fieldtrip experience highlighting exciting facilities and STEM programs.  Our community partner sessions will provide valuable information on college and career preparedness.  

For Attending, We Will Have a Prize Raffle:

  • To be eligible for raffle, students/advisors must attend at least (2) sessions. 
  • Each session you attend will give you an entry into the raffle….up to 12 opportunities for an entry.
  • Up to 200 Conference Prize Packs will be mailed to winners with items from our Universities and Session Presenters
  • THE GRAND PRIZE is a Laptop Computer!

    • To win computer, you must be a NM MESA member at a NM MESA High School with all required forms submitted (A-1, A-2)
    • If we have more than 150 registrants, (2) Laptop Computers will be awarded. 

Event Materials:

General Information:

  • NM MESA High School Students: Each session you attend will give you (1) Workshop Credit (5 Points). There are 16 different workshops in up to 12 possible timeslots so up to 60 Points available!
  • All sessions will be recorded and posted on this site after the conference along with session materials and handouts. 

Conference is November 9-13 with Sessions at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 PM MST.  

 

Monday, November 9

Tuesday, November 10

Thursday, November 12

Friday, November 13

2:30-3:20 PM

Why I Work?

NMDWS

FAFSA Fundamentals

NMEAF

Interview Skills-To Pay the Bills

NMDWS

Interests and Values in the Workplace-NMDWS

 

 

Personal Finance

Wells Fargo Bank

University of New Mexico

3:30-4:20 PM

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico State University

Eastern New Mexico University

*Scholarship Raffle

Western New Mexico University

 

Admissions and Coronavirus

RMACAC

 

College Support Programs-New Mexico Highlands

4:30-5:20 PM

Navajo Technical University

ACT Basics

ACT Education

NM Tech

Santa Fe Community College

Session Descriptions:

Monday, November 9, 2020:

Why I Work?-New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

“Why I Work” is an online budget tool that shows you how much money you need to make to afford the things you want and need. Whether you are looking for a new job, making long-term career choices, or both, knowing how much money you need to earn is very important in making employment and career decisions that are right for you.

 New Mexico Highlands University

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

Navajo Technical University

Time: 4:30-5:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020:

FAFSA Fundamentals-New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

An overview of the financial aid application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that reviews federal aid programs and eligibility, when and how to complete the FAFSA, determining FAFSA dependency status, your electronic pin, what is an EFC, and more.

New Mexico State University-College of Engineering

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

College Admissions and the Coronavirus-Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Information and responses to the coronavirus outbreak are changing daily, and high schools, colleges, and universities across the country are working tirelessly to keep students informed on what everything means for students moving forward. The college admissions process itself is complicated enough, and now with another layer of uncertainty that is directly affecting applicants, families are wondering what to expect. 

ACT Basics-ACT Education

Time: 4:30-5:20 PM

How do standardized tests fit into college admission? What are tips and tricks to the ACT? What are important updates and information on the ACT and the ACT schedule?  Come and find out this information and more direct from ACT Education.

 Thursday, November 12, 2020:

Interview Skills to Pay the Bills-New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

The most important step to landing a job is being prepared for your interviews. By doing some preparation you will feel more in control and will appear cool, calm, and collected-qualities always looked for in the perfect candidate.

Personal Finance-Wells Fargo Bank

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

Learn the money skills you need for life through their Hands on Banking Program.  Make a strong start in your financial life, learn about creating a spending plan, starting work, and how continuing education after high school supports your financial future.

 Eastern New Mexico University

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Join Eastern’s Department of Biology professors, Dr. Cradrock and Dr. Barlow along with Department of Mathematical Sciences professor Dr. Allamehzadeh, to learn more about the opportunities that Eastern can give you in the STEM field, and take a sneak peek at our very own cadaver and electronics technology lab. During this session, a $500 scholarship will be raffled to participants for attendance at Eastern.  Do not miss out!

New Mexico Tech

Time: 4:30-5:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

Friday, November 13, 2020:

Interests and Values in the Workplace-New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

Interests are something that excites your curiosity or attention-values are your personal principles. Identifying both your interests and your values can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you might want to explore.

University of New Mexico-College of Engineering

Time: 2:30-3:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

Western New Mexico University

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Different from a recruitment session, this session will highlight what makes this University unique and appealing to our MESA students.

College Support Programs-New Mexico Highlands University

Time: 3:30-4:20 PM

Join is for this Virtual College Experience. Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  Learn about resources available that can support you while in college such as student support offices and the ARMAS program.  Programs like this are vital to college retention and success no matter where you choose to go.

Santa Fe Community College

Time: 4:30-5:20 PM

Our college sessions will highlight STEM opportunities at our partner institutions and will give you important admissions information.  At SFCC you will find your path to academic and job success. Discover outstanding faculty, excellent programs, affordable tuition and support throughout your journey. Enroll at SFCC to advance your career, complete a certificate or associate degree, or transfer to a four-year institution. World-class facilities, partnerships with local industry and national laboratories, and opportunities for hands-on learning are just some of the reasons to study STEM at SFCC. Our programs allow instructors to get to know you as you develop your interests for internships, research, career, and/or transfer. Wherever you want to go, SFCC can help you get there.

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