Montgomery High School College & Career Podcast

Montgomery High School College & Career Podcast

By Richard Palo
This podcast talks about career choices, college choices, and finding sources of financial aid and scholarships. Send your questions or comments to rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us.
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January 30, 2020

Montgomery High School College & Career Podcast

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Episode 14: Coronavirus and your college/scholarship essays
In this episode I encourage everyone to use a personal journal to relieve stress and record your daily life. You can use your journals to help write essays for college admissions and scholarship money. Contact me at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us for future show ideas.
12:36
March 16, 2020
Episode 13: Financial Aid 101, California Dream Act
In this episode, I talk about why the California Dream Act is so critical for undocumented students. For more information about the California Dream Act go to https://www.csac.ca.gov/california-dream-act. To access the California Dream Act application go to https://dream.csac.ca.gov/. If you have ideas for future episodes contact me at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us.
08:30
March 13, 2020
Episode 12: Financial Aid 101, Cal Grant
In this episode I tell you why the Cal Grant is good for you. For more information about Cal Grant eligibility go to, www.csac.ca.gov. Apply for the Middle Class Scholarship at, www.csac.ca.gov/middle-class-scholarship. For show ideas contact me at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us.
12:09
March 11, 2020
Episode 11: Credit Recovery and NCAA eligibility with Barry Sullivan
In this episode I talk with retired SRCS Counselor Barry Sullivan about credit recovery and credit recovery for student-athletes. For more information about being NCAA eligible go to, https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/.
19:02
March 10, 2020
Episode 10: Financial Aid 101, FAFSA
In this episode I talk about the FAFSA application. Find it at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and file by the March 2 deadline. Contact me at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us for questions or show ideas.
09:39
February 27, 2020
Episode 9: Be careful with alternative ways to pay for college.
In this episode I talk about an article I saw on my LinkedIn feed, https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/4778860. I think this I a bad idea for students. Listen and hear my opinions.
05:43
February 23, 2020
Episode 8: Searching for Careers using JobsMadeReal.com
In this episode I talk about www.jobsmadereal.com a simple but powerful tool you can use to find accurate career information.
07:57
February 23, 2020
Episode 7: Preparing for a Job Interview
In this episode Brianna Marr, SAY Workbased Learning Coordinator, and I discuss preparing for a job interview.
11:07
February 20, 2020
Episode 6: Preparing yourself for the next step.
In this episode I talk about how to volunteer. When you volunteer you learn valuable work skills that are an investment that can pay off in the future. A good place to find volunteer leads is the Sonoma County Volunteer Center, www.volunteernow.org.
05:59
February 20, 2020
Episode 5: Are you eligible for FAFSA?
In this episode, I talk about basic FAFSA eligibility and the different types of aid in your financial aid package. Get more information about the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Get more information about the FSA ID, click on www.fsaid.ed.gov.  The College Board has a great EFC Calculator at www.collegeboard.org. Contact me with show ideas at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us. Follow me on Instagram: mhs_college_career, Snapchat: mhs_ccc, Facebook: MHS College and Career, Twitter: @CareerMhs, and LinkedIn: Richard Palo.
11:46
February 13, 2020
Espisode #4: SRJC Dual Enrollment
Did you know that High School students are eligible to take college classes at SRJC for $21 per class? It's called Dual Enrollment, https://admissions.santarosa.edu/high-school-dual-enrollment-students. Tune in to see if Dual Enrollment makes sense for you.
04:58
February 7, 2020
episode #3: Your choices after High School graduation
In this episode, I talk about the 5 choices students have after their High School graduation. 1. SRJC 2. UC or CSU schools 3. Skilled Trades Apprenticeships 4. Join the Military 5. Work a Job or Gap year Contact me: rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us Instagram: mhs_college_career Snapchat: mhs_ccc Facebook: MHS College and Career Twitter: @Caree
13:57
February 4, 2020
Episode 2: Making your Scholarship Application Plan.
I give you the method for making a consistent, methodical system for finding and applying for college scholarships. It will be hard work but unfortunately there are no shortcuts. If you have prepared yourself you will be happy with your results. Contact me with questions at rpalo@srcs.k12.ca.us.
09:34
February 1, 2020
January 30, 2020
00:19
January 30, 2020
Episode 1: Where can I find college scholarships?
In this episode I talk where to find scholarships, and why you should apply for them.
13:48
January 29, 2020