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Bilingual Initiative Program at the University of Puerto Rico, R?o Piedras

Posted by tchscareercenter on November 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Subject: Bilingual Initiative Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras  

The Bilingual Initiative at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus is pleased to announce that we are in the process of reviewing candidates for Fall 2013.  The Bilingual Initiative is a special program, which offers a limited number of Latino students in the United States the opportunity to receive a higher education at a prestigious institution at an affordable cost. 


During the first year, the Program offers courses of the general studies component such as Social Sciences, Humanities, Biology, and Physics in English with a transition to Spanish.  In addition, students will take Spanish as a Second Language courses and attend workshops and tutoring sessions at the Center for the Development of Linguistic Skills in conversational Spanish.  This is to ensure that they are able to academically succeed when they take their courses in Spanish during their second year at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.  The Program also requires that students attend a course in university life and participate in all the activities organized to enhance their experience in Puerto Rico.


Students interested in the Bilingual Initiative must fulfill the following criteria: 1) have a Latino background and be a resident of the United States; 2) graduate from an accredited High School or GED; and 3) provide results of the SAT entrance exam and three Subject Tests of the SAT: English (Literature), Mathematics (Level I or II), and Spanish.  It is important to note that the program does not accept college transfer students and students may show interest only in the Río Piedras Campus.


The application for admission is at the following e-mail address:    http://estudiantes.upr.edu/admisiones/index.php.  You can also find more details about the Bilingual Initiative at www.bilingual.weebly.com and I have attached a brochure for your review. 


I strongly believe that the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus will provide students with an enriching academic experience and I look forward to hearing from you.




Dorsía Smith Silva, Ph.D.

Coordinator of the Bilingual Initiative

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

[email protected]

(787) 764-0000 Exts. 2169, 2689




Harvard College Admission Presentation 9/23/12

Posted by tchscareercenter on September 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Harvard College will be at Orlando Museum of Art, Loch Haven Park, on Sunday Sept 23, 2012 at 7pm in the Sun Trust Auditorium for a presentation on the admissions and financial aid process with plenty of time for questions from students and parents.

Viable candidates will have combined board scores in excess of 1300 and a high scholastic ranking in their class, together with demonstrated ability and achievement in some other aspect of life. That may be athletics, art, music, independent research, writing, student government, or community service. Minority students and others who have been able to excel in school notwithstanding the fact that they have come from disadvantaged families or backgrounds often do well in the admissions process. The Harvard Admissions Committee always seems to take an interest in students who have been able to consistently exceed that which would otherwise be expected of them.

Harvard re-instituted Early Action admissions last year, so they will be processing applications in October/November which will no doubt generate several questions, as will the recent report that this year Harvard intends to pay out $172 Million in need-based financial aid grants.

Harvard Flyer.

Universal Technical Institute Open House 9/22/12, 9-2pm

Posted by tchscareercenter on September 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Universal Technical Institute’s Orlando campus will be holding an Open House event on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9AM-2PM.  Interested students/parents will have an opportunity to learn more about admissions and financial aid, as well as interact with instructors and experience live demonstrations & DYNO runs.


Randy DeBoer  Admissions Representative

Universal Technical Institute

Chosen by Industry. Ready to Work.™

2202 W. Taft-Vineland Rd.

Orlando , FL 32837

M: (407) 883-9335

E: [email protected]

W: uti.edu

Universal Technical Institute Open House 9/22/12, 9-2pm

Posted by tchscareercenter on September 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Universal Technical Institute’s Orlando campus will be holding an Open House event on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9AM-2PM.  Interested students/parents will have an opportunity to learn more about admissions and financial aid, as well as interact with instructors and experience live demonstrations & DYNO runs.


Randy DeBoer  Admissions Representative

Universal Technical Institute

Chosen by Industry. Ready to Work.™

2202 W. Taft-Vineland Rd.

Orlando , FL 32837

M: (407) 883-9335

E: [email protected]

W: uti.edu

University of Missouri Recruitment 9/28/2012

Posted by tchscareercenter on August 31, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon,


My name is Aaron Cook and I’m the Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention in the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri. I will be in town hosting a student recruitment reception on Friday, September 28th at the Radisson Hotel Orlando University of Central Florida.  We would love to meet with high school students in the Orlando area that have an interest in Accountancy, Business, and International Business.


Students attending our recruitment reception will have a chance to win tickets to the Mizzou-UCF festivities on Saturday, September 29th. For those students in attendance, we will be raffling off two pairs of tickets for the Mizzou Alumni Association tailgate as well as the Mizzou-UCF football game.


Mizzou should be an attractive choice for your students for several reasons.

Our college ranks in the top 5% of all business programs across the nation.Students have access to more than 150 full-time faculty and staff members within Cornell Hall that are leaders in their fields, take pride in student achievements, and who are excited to work with students.  For the first time, 100 percent of our spring graduates completed an internship during their college careers through the Professional Development Program.  We are the first accredited College or School of Business in the nation that can claim that accomplishment. The internship experience has helped more than 80 percent of our May 2012 graduates identify and accept a job after graduation with the help of Business Career Services.  We are also very excited about the Trulaske College of Business Study Abroad summer 2012 program.  We sent 500 students to six different locations throughout Asia and Europe for four weeks to take classes and get immersed in another culture. Experience in international business shapes many of these students’ careers by exposing them to the world beyond our borders.Missouri is one the easiest states in the nation for a student to gain in-state tuition.  Frontier Airlines will begin direct flights between Orlando and Columbia, MO in early November 2012.I ask you to take a few minutes to visit missouri.edu or business.missouri.edu to get a taste of what it means to be a Mizzou Tiger.  You won’t be disappointed.


Students simply need to RSVP to [email protected] if they plan on attending the reception.


For Mizzou,


Aaron C. Cook

Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention

Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

University of Missouri

223 Cornell Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

[email protected]

573.882.6028 office

573.884.5526 fax




It’s a great day to be a Tiger!


USF Engineering EXPO Feb 17-18th

Posted by tchscareercenter on December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The University of South Florida College of Engineering personally invites TIMBER CREEK HIGH to the 40th annual Engineering EXPO! Located in USF’s engineering complex, this FREE exhibition seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of engineering, science, technology, and math (STEM) in their lives.  EXPO will be held on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of February 2012, taking place from 9am to 4pm on bothdays.

 Last year the USF Engineering EXPO had more than 18,000 elementary, middle and highschool students in attendance. Guests have the opportunity to visit interactive booths and shows put on by over 30 USF student organizations, 15 engineering and science departments, 10 research laboratories, and many local corporations.  All of our exhibits are designed to be interactive - to teach students while entertaining them. This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to learn about USF Engineering and for students of all ages to gain an interest in the fields of engineering, science, technology, and math.

Each USFstudent organization is encouraged to fulfill Sunshine State Standard benchmarks for K-12 students during their activity. These benchmarks and corresponding activities are posted in a scavenger hunt handout at EXPO.  On Saturday, Boy, Girl and Cub Scout troops will have the opportunity for their scouts to learn and earn merit badges that will be taught on site.  Blue cards, badges, and belt loops will be provided and given out to those who earn them, free of charge (for the first 300).

Popular Shows at Engineering EXPO typically include:

●     Physics: The Science of Everything

●     X-Labs Electric Show

●     IEEE: Laser Light Show

In previous years, corporate exhibitors have included TECO Energy, NASA, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sypris Electronics. All of these corporations offer demonstrations and activities while giving students a unique opportunity to meet with local engineers.

This year’s event will be catered by Lupton’s BBQ once again.  Lunch will be from 10am-2pm and the cost for a complete meal may vary from $5-$8, depending on selections.  Vegetarian options will be available. More detailed information about the catering menu will be available closer to the event date on our website, along with other important updates. T-shirts, snacks, and many different souvenirs are also available for purchase throughout the day at the EXPO store.

Please visitus online at http://expo.eng.usf.edu to register now and see our FAQ if you have any questions or concerns!


NCAA Division I Rule Changes

Posted by tchscareercenter on November 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On October 27th, the NCAA Division I Board approved sweeping rule changes.  Here are the highlights as they pertain to Division I.  Division II, at this time, remains unchanged:

1.          MinimumGPA Raised to 2.30: 

Beginning with the high school graduating class of 2015, the minimum core GPA for incoming college freshmen has been raised from 2.00 to 2.30.  Student-athletes who graduate with a core GPA  between 2.00 and 2.29 can still receive an athletic scholarship and practice with their teams, but cannot participate in game action as freshmen.  A higher SAT/ACT sliding scale is expected to be released soon.

2.          10 Core Courses by Junior Year:

Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, student-athletes will need to complete at least 10 of the 16 core course requirements by the end of their junior year. 

3.          Multi-YearScholarships:

Division I schools now have the option to guarantee athletic scholarships for more than one year.  The guarantee would protect student-athletes from the loss of a scholarship due to injury or performance. Colleges could still revoke guaranteed scholarships for poor academic performance or behavioral reasons.

CoreCourseGPA.com software will be updated to reflect these changes.


2012 Office of Naval Research's Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

Posted by tchscareercenter on October 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)


The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) with the Office of Naval Research is the program that places high school students at Naval Labs for a duration of eight weeks over the summer and exposes them to scientific and engineering practices and personnel not available in their high school environment.



The program’s application process closes on January 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST.


For information about the program you can either email Tim Donovan at [email protected] or check out the SEAP website at www.asee.org/seap.

Summary of UCF Visit

Posted by tchscareercenter on October 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

UCF was at Timber Creek today in the Performing Arts Center to provide students with information about the university and its application process.  Below is a summary of what was discussed.

There would be a separate application for different colleges (for example, Burnett Honor College) after you are accepted.

The average class size at UCF is 28 students.  All classes are taught by professors.  Professor have office hours and are accessible. 

There is a writing center for help with essays, a tutoring center which opens 24 hrs during midterm and exam weeks.

UCF has an 87% student retention rate, compare to 50% national average.

There are 350 different clubs and organizations.

It is recommended that students live on campus the first year.  Housing are suite and apartment styles.

It is recommended that students apply early, between September and November of their senior year for best consideration for admission, housing, and scholarships.  Rolling admidssion decision is given 3 to 4 weeks after application is received.  The deadline for fall admission is May 1.  There is a $200 enrollment deposit by May 1.  Most scholarships are awarded around October.

Financial aid are available through UCF Student Financial Assistance office.  It is recommended that students also check www.fastweb.com to apply for additional scholarships.  Students must fill out FAFSA form to receive any financial assistance.

To apply to UCF, submit your applications, fees, transcripts, and test scores.  Optional:

  • Counselor or teachers recommendations.
  • Essays (from 2 - 4 topics), but can write about anything as long as it's well-written and what you're writing about is important.

Last year, 11,000 students were admitted out of 24,000 applicants.  The average scores of admitted students were:

GPA          3.9 weighted (4.5 for A in Honors, 5.0 for A in AP classes)

SAT          1834

ACT          27

The decisions are: admit, deny, or deferred (if new tests scores or GPA is needed).  After a student is admitted, he/she must be graduated, UCF will recalculate their GPA for the last time and reserved the right to rescind admission.  Therefore, it is important to keep up with academics.   If a student is admitted for the summer semester, then they must take at least 1 class to be admitted to the fall semester.

UCF Current Tuition and Fees

Duke University Visit

Posted by tchscareercenter on October 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a very informative visit from Duke University.  The following brochures will provide some more  information about Duke.