College and Career Center

  • Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer, too!), the College and Career Center (CCC) provides information about colleges and universities, NOVA's Pathway to the Baccalaureate program, standardized testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, careers, summer opportunities and more.

    The center hosts representatives from colleges and universities across the country to speak with all interested students.

    Students may request a copy of their transcript, fee waivers for SAT and ACT exams, passes to college rep visits, and more. Students are encouraged to drop by before and after school and during lunch.

    Parents are welcome to visit by appointment.

College & Career Center Announcements

  • Get all the news from T.C. Counseling! Updated every Friday! Go to Canvas / T.C. School Counseling / Weekly News or

    ACPS Website: https://www.acps.k12.va.us/domain/497

    ALEXANDRIA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 Conference taking place August 13-15! This is a great FREE opportunity for incoming 9th – 12th graders residing in Alexandria who demonstrate strong leadership skills, show potential to be great leaders or who are just passionate about making a difference in the community! Applications and nominations are due by Monday, August 6.

    ICAP SURVEY IS LIVE AND REQUIRED FOR 9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS - All 9th - 11th grade students must complete the ICAP survey by June 8. Your response is reviewed carefully and taken seriously in an effort to improve counseling services on a yearly basis. Access the survey through Canvas / T.C. School Counseling / Naviance / About Me. Click “2018 High School ICAP Survey” in left column. See your counselor if you have any questions.

    SUMMER MATH ENRICHMENT AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY - 2018 Summer Enrichment in Math at George Mason University (703-973-6889 and talentedyouth@gmail.com). The purpose of the program is to offer non-credit enrichment courses for students entering 7th - 12th grade in an accelerated learning environment. Participants must have a B average in the most recent math course. Cost is $200 for five half-day sessions at George Mason's Fairfax campus. Courses available in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 with Trig, PreCalculus, Calculus, Beyond BC Calculus. Registration forms available in the College and Career Center. 

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    US FITNESS is hiring motivated lifeguards! Lifeguard and CPR certifications required. Apply at USFItnesscareers.com or contact Mary Massoumi at mmassoumi@sportandhealth.com or 202-643-1424.

    CHARLENE’S KITCHEN is hiring a photographer (rising senior or new graduate who will nearby throughout next year) for creative and event photography and editing. Position is part-time, Wednesday - Saturday afternoons/evenings (depending on event schedule), approximately 10-20 hours per week. Must provide own transportation and be familiar with media and blog (http://charlenes-kitchen.com) as well as Canon DSLR camera. Provide photography portfolio (at least five samples). Send all submissions to info@charlenes-kitchen.com            .

    FULL-TIME GROUNDS TECHNICIAN - Position available at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria. Salary is $15/hour and position includes benefits. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm (may vary during spring/summer/snow events). More detailed job description is available in the College and Career Center. Interested applicants should  submit a resume and cover letter to: Steve Slominski, Grounds Manager, Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304, (703)269-8379, sslominski@vts.edu More information about VTS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Theological_Seminary and https://www.vts.edu/page/about-vts/staff/facilities

    PLUMBER’S (PAID) APPRENTICE TRAINING - The Washington DC Joint Plumbing Apprentice Committee is accepting applications for the next school year, beginning in September. The application is online at local5plumbers.org. Applicants must be 18. Required prior to scheduling an entry exam: birth certificate or passport, driver's license or state-issued ID card, HS diploma or GED certificate, official transcript or GED test scores. There is a $50 application fee. Study guide is available by sending $15 money order or GAN Human Resources Associates, P.O. Box 6111, Bloomingdale, IL 60108-6111 (allow two weeks for delivery).

    SHAKE SHACK IN PENTAGON CITY is hiring. Starting salary is $12/hour. Visit www.shakeshack.com/careers and email General Manager Es-Said Choukairi at echoukairi@shakeshack.com to apply.

    COUNTY WEBSITE (www.countywebsite.com) is hiring three student interns to work full-time this summer (40 hours per week) at $7.25/hour (bonuses possible). Interns will build a mobile version of a web network which will involve research and technical writing. The office is in Old Town Alexandria, easily accessible by all transportation methods. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to bobluther@countywebsite.com. See Mrs. Hawn or Mrs. Braun in the College and Career Center for assistance if needed.

    ALEXANDRIA VISITOR CENTER is hiring part-time staff to work this summer AND through the next school year as Visitor Center Information Specialists. Duties include giving directions, recommending historic sites to see, transportation options, providing material and tickets. Must be familiar with Alexandria and have strong communication and computer skills. Minimum of 28 hours per month including at least one weekend day. Center hours are Sunday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, and 10am-8pm Thursday-Saturday through September, and then 10am - 5pm, 7 days/week for the winter. Send resume and cover letter to Melanie Fallon at mfallon@visitalexva.com

    CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING offers certification programs in building maintenance, HVAC and medical assistance at their location in Alexandria (Edsall Rd). CET “training programs will help put you on a path to getting a good job and a steady paycheck. And we offer unparalleled job placement assistance. CET trains in an individualized environment using a unique “open-entry” admissions process – there are no semesters or quarters. This means you can start when you are ready to go. You will be well trained and ready to enter the workforce when you graduate.” Learn more at: https://cetweb.edu/location/alexandria-va/

    TOGETHER WE BAKE trains women who are interested in baking, food safety, business administration and empowerment! Together We Bake is a job training and personal development program for women in need of the skills, confidence and hands-on experience to obtain and retain employment. Team members also receive instruction in ServSafe (food safety) which results in certification. Our program is based in Old Town Alexandria and takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Our summer session will be held from July 10 - August 16.  Learn more at: https://new.togetherwebake.org/

    PRESTO VALET is hiring! Presto is in need of full & part-time clerks who are at least 16 years old. Presto Valet is located at 1623 N Quaker Ln, within walking distance of T.C. Williams. Contact pvaletbuddyg@aim.com for more information.

    SHADOWLAND in Springfield, located at 5508 Franconia Road, is hiring! The General Staff position is great first job! The position is primarily Friday - Sunday, with 1 or 2 shifts/week & requires public speaking, general cleaning & looking after children as they play laser tag. We are currently seeking 15 people to join our team. The starting pay for this position is $8.00 an hour.  Staff receive 6 free games of laser tag a month, as well as free rounds of mini golf! Apply online at: http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/join-our-team/

    ATTENTION SENIORS AND FAMILIES OF SENIORS!!!

    SENIOR EXIT SURVEY IS LIVE AND REQUIRED! Completion of the senior exit survey is required and must be completed in order to receive your graduation tickets.. Your response to this survey is reviewed carefully and taken seriously in an effort to improve counseling services on a yearly basis. Contact your counselor if you have any questions.

    • Log into Naviance through Canvas / T.C. School Counseling
    • Click on the “About Me” Tab
    • Left of the page under “Surveys to take”, Click on “2018 Senior Exit Survey”
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  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Patricia Braun
    College and Career Specialist
    T.C. Williams High School
    3330 King St.
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    703-578-6250
    patricia.braun@acps.k12.va.us