College Advising

College & Career Events in the Area

Pharmacy Open House
Samford University
Friday, Sept. 27, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, 4 to 6:30 p.m. 
RSVP at https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/open-house.

​​​​National STEM College Fair
Atlanta, GA- Sunday, Sept. 29th noon to 3pm CST.

Register for free at gotomystemfair.com

U.S. Service Academy Information Night
Tuesday, September 30th, 6:00 pm
Vestavia Hills City Hall, 1032 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia, AL

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy will be present to answer student and parent questions.  Students in grades 9 & 10 especially are encouraged to attend because the academy appointment process is so competitive and specialized.

National Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
Atlanta, GA - Oct. 28th 6-8 pm CST

Register for free at gotomypvafair.com

National Portfolio Days
National Portfolio Days are free educational events for young artists and 
designers held throughout the US and Canada. College representatives review students' artwork, offer critiques, and share information about their schools. These events are not tests or competitions. Representatives are interested in students’ creative development and in providing helpful information about the college search. More information and registration at https://nationalportfolioday.org.  

Campus Preview Days

One of the best things a student can do is visit a campus. Even if you think you know the college, preview and visit days allow you to learn more about all the opportunities available. Here’s a list of Campus Preview Days around the State and nearby: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yN_dVxNGG_wjD3FNXS896yBc2ZTLWgkjAQ2NzpB-3aU/edit

Ongoing & Older Events 

The following events are from last year, so deadlines for this year may change. Consult website for details.

Cahaba Valley HealthcareProvides healthcare screenings to low-income populations, mainly dental and vision, mainly on Sunday afternoons. They especially welcome people who can help with Spanish translation. Volunteer information​​​​​​​.

The Culinary Explorers program for high school students interested in a career in the culinary arts or the hospitality industry meets once a month and provides prizes and full-tuition scholarships for the top participants. The first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 18h at 4:30 pm at Jefferson State Community College’s Valleydale location or Wednesday, Sept. 19th in the Fitzgerald Student Center, room 100E. This campus is located at 2601 Carson Road, 35215.. You must contact your Specialty Chair and Mr. Flynn to discuss possible early release to participate. http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/culinary-explorers/

Jeremiah's Hope Academy is a job skills training program that exists to equip persons for entry-level healthcare positions.  Training received qualifies individuals to sit for national certification examinations, and upon successful completion, will allow them to apply for healthcare positions that offer greater earning potential.  Initial employment often serves as a springboard for pursuing further education and training for a career beyond the entry-level, thereby providing opportunity for greater economic self-sufficiency.  JHA is housed with St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.  Academic programs include: billing and coding specialist, electronic health records specialist, medical administrative assistant, patient care assistant, and mental health technician.  Academic programs are open for students who have earned a high school diploma and take approximately 12 weeks to complete. For more information, visit www.jhacademy.org