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Seligman School Counselor's Corner

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Welcome to our Counselor's Corner! If you are looking for information regarding career preparation, college, and ways to relieve stress and anxiety, you've come to the right place. If you have any questions regarding these topics, please reach out to our school counselor. You will find her contact information at the bottom of the page.

Stress and Anxiety Busters

Even young children experience anxiety and stress. To help them manage their stress, please see the links below.

Career Preparation

  • Work to determine the lifestyle you wish to have, then figure out how to make it happen.

It is never too early to start considering career options. In addition to earnestly doing your best with the AVID curriculum, here are some more ways to prepare for a career:

  • Complete multiple aptitude/interest inventories (see the links in the sidebar) and narrow down a few job areas you may like to explore further.
  • Spend time thinking about what you may enjoy doing and variables that you value most in a job (examples like pay, meaningful work, travel, benefits, ability to work remotely etc.).
  • Talk to your family, friends, and teachers to see if they feel you will be successful in some of the careers you have selected.
  • Ask to shadow a professional in the career you have most interest. Most professionals welcome it when young people ask to learn from them. You can call and ask to speak to different professionals and request a phone interview, or (the most valuable way) ask to spend a half day with them at their job. Some great questions to think about asking, either over the phone or in person: 
    • What do you like most about your job? 
    • What do you find most unenjoyable? 
    • What do you wish you knew about your profession when you were my age?
  • Get a volunteer (or paid) position in your chosen areas of interest.
  • I am happy to meet with you and your parents.

While in high school, you can also learn skills through Mountain Institute CTED. By learning new skills, you can prepare yourself for your future career.

College

It is time for seniors to complete their FAFSA application if they want to attend college. I would like to see every senior complete a FAFSA application, as your mind may change, and you may be pleasantly surprised how much free money you qualify for if you chose to attend college. Please apply as soon as possible.

The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools.

Vocational and technical schools are a wise path too. Students who attend these schools do dynamic work, earn impressive incomes (often more than college graduates), and are in high demand in today’s job market.

Contact Information

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Hi, my name is Shawn. I am at Seligman Unified School District to provide support services in the areas of academic, career, social, and emotional learning.

Shawn Barnett-Hansen, M.A
Mobile: (928) 356-2400
Email: shawn@seligman.k12.az.us