COLLEGE GUIDANCE and SUCCESS PROGRAM
Higher Education Mentoring...
The purpose of the College Guidance and Success Program is to provide mentorship and guidance to students pursuing their higher education! This program assists with the necessary steps to getting started on a college education; FAFSA/ Dream Act completion, Career Development and Major Selection, and our California Community College Prioritized registration process; College application, New student orientation, assessment test, and getting an educational plan. We also assist with the course registration process for each term, applying for student services on campus and scholarships! Most importantly, we help build a diverse community of college students and lifelong learners. We help build a foundation that college is a rewarding, exciting and FUN experience in a young adults life!
Meet our College Guidance and Success Program Director....Georgia Burckel!
Georgia Burckel is a former Career Institute student from the summer of 2011. Georgia completed our Hospitality and Management program in Rancho Cucamonga. Three years after she graduated the Career Institute program, she Graduated from Chaffey College with honors/3.66 GPA and an Associates in University Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences. She then transferred to California State University San Bernardino, and recently graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Her career goal to run and coordinate a campus program, on a community college campus, in similar work she does with our Career Institute students and Student Ambassadors.
Guiding Hospitality students on college campus
College Success Scholarship Winners
Meet our College Guidance & Success Specialist....Jocelyn Rodriguez and Zach Cohen!
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Jocelyn Rodriguez is a former Career Institute program participant. She completed Hospitality and Management program. In 2018 Jocelyn became a Student Ambassador for Career Institute's alumni program, where she helps and mentors new students navigate the program. She is attending Chaffey College and has plans to graduate in the Spring 2020. From there her goal is to transfer to a Cal State or UC and pursue a career in Psychology work as a guidance counselor. We are so glad we have Jocelyn on our team!
California State University
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Zach Cohen is currently enrolled at Riverside City College and majoring in Business Management. He hopes to one day start his own business and become a successful business owner. He loves to help others find success on their path too! He has helped mentor students since his High School days when tutored younger students. His hobbies include playing basketball, football, and weightlifting with friends in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He says "Helping guide people to become the best version of themselves is really a good feeling!"
Please contact Zach Cohen if you are an active participant in the WIOA Program in the Lake Arrowhead area and would love to take advantage of this amazing opportunity! He can be reached at email@example.com
Read an inspiring success story!
Brenda Schiaffni is a graudate of the Customer Service program. While Brenda works at the front desk of the Sheraton Hotel, she attends school at Mt Sac. community college. Brenda earns excellent grades by prioritizing her time and studying hard. Working with Career Mentor has made a huge impact on Brenda, and has helped her develop a strong work ethic. College Guidance Specialist Georgia Burckel helped Brenda apply for college and register for classes. Her biggest accomplishment is being the first in her family to graduate high school and attend college.
“Georgia helped me through this process that I had no idea what I was doing. She also helped me pick out classes, and always checked in with me to make sure I was okay with everything regarding college. I am very grateful and thankful for the The College Guidance program because without it, I would’ve waited longer to register for college.”-Breanda Schiaffini