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College Advisor Appointments

Come to the College & Career Center to schedule an appointment.  Remember to get a pass.

If you need a time outside of these hours, please email Andria Herrera for special arrangements.  

College & Career  Office Hours

Advisor -  Andria Herrera herreraa@mdusd.org

Monday – Friday  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Secretary - Ornella Gallagher gallaghero@mdusd.org

Monday - Thursday   9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Jobs

Click on the link on the left (Job Opportunies) or visit the College & Career Center Job Board.

Combating Stress

FACT:  One in six college students has been diagnosed with anxiety within the past 6 months.  Anxiety now surpasses depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students. One of the causes is mounting academic pressure from an early age.

FACT:  A recent study conducted at Irvington High School found that 54% of the students had medium to severe depression and 64% had medium to severe anxiety.

According the Kent Rinhart, National Association for College Admissions Counseling Board Member, "Kids and (parents) are obsessed with getting into 'the best college.' They are joining clubs they aren't interested in and taking classes they aren't prepared for.  They are more concerned with their list of activities on their transcript than they are about the journey of discovery."

Take a look at the suggestions from Harvard's School of Education.

"Gap Year"

Not sure what you want to do after high school?  Considering a year off to travel, do volunteer work, etc?  Here are some information that may be helpful:

Gap Year Article

Gap Year Programs List