The Counseling Center offers several tools for students to use as they begin to explore potential careers and/or fields of study.
Pennsylvania Governors School for the Sciences
The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) is an opportunity for students in their junior year of high school to explore the sciences in a hands-on, residential summer program. The program will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon University from July 2 - August 5, 2016. All application materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2017.
For more information and application materials, go to http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org/.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit Apprenticeship Program
"The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s apprenticeship program consists of a half-day or day-long learning experience per month over a six or seven month period during the school year. Students meet and work with professionals who share their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for what they do for a living.” (AIU website)
For more information and links to application materials, click here.
OLSH alumni and other professionals come throughout the school year to speak to groups of students interested in pursuing a career in the same field.
Lauren (Feeley) Vietmeier '08 (pediatric nurse)
Caitlin Feth '07 (doctor of osteopathy)
Alex Vallejo '11 (software engineer)
Tom Reinsel '84 (robotics/drone technology)
Jackie Silvestri '03 (hospitality)
Clare Morris '92 (regional director of Gateway Rehabilitation)
Emily (Stubna) Zupancic '03 (social worker)
Jennifer Reilly-McCardell '92 (graphic design)
Leanna Rudek '07 (e-commerce)
Nicholas Michalenko '07 (marketing)
Ryan Ott '09 (business)
Harry Giglio (photography/videography)
Barry Kramer (public safety)
James Rodgers (Pgh Symphony Orchestra)
Brendan Gallagher '00 (financial adviser)
The following websites offer students guidance as they begin to explore career options and related fields of study.
- Myers Briggs Personality Test
- PA Career Zone
- ACT Profile
- My Majors
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Education Planner
- CollegeBoard Big Future
- My College Quick Start