What are you interested in doing after you leave Lathrop?
COLLEGE: This link will provide you with important information relating to finding the right college or university for you, paying for it, completing applications, writing essays, enrolling as a student athlete and the NCAA eligibility requirements, etc. This tab has information about the Alaska Performance Scholarship, Scholarships, UAF's Inside Out Day and "much more!" Have fun exploring!
TRADES and UNIONS: Alaska Loves it's Labor Unions! This link had dates, deadlines and opportunities for future employment state-wide trades and unions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alaska had 55,000 union members in 2016. In addition to these members, another 4,000 wage and salary workers in Alaska were represented by a union on their main job or covered by an employee association or contract while not union members themselves. Nationwide, 14.6 million wage and salary workers were union members in 2016 and 1.7 million wage and salary workers were not affiliated with a union but had jobs covered by a union contract.
MILITARY: Service is both a way to see the world and learn valuable skills that can be transferred into civilian life – and many enlistees would not have the opportunity to attend college or purchase a house without the benefits associated with military service.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Fairbanks has a variety of local job opportunities. This link is a great resource to see local job opportunities for students. Most of these jobs require a student to be at least 16 years old.
INTERNSHIPS: Internships are a great way to get exposure to careers you may have interest in. Whether an internship is a class requirement or the next step to your career, this link will inform you of local and state-wide internship opportunities.
GAP YEAR: When it comes to choosing a gap year program, the options are infinite: you can choose a pre-made gap year program, combine short-term programs, or make your own custom experience at home or abroad (or both!). But if you’re looking for the best gap year programs, what should you consider?
YOUTH EXCHANGE: Spend a year abroad, living with host families, and going to school (sophomore or junior year) OR immerse yourself for four to six weeks on the family-to-family summer program (ages 15-19)
Ms. Alexander is available in the College and Career Center if you have any additional questions.