Career Center

Last Updated: 10/09/14


Wecome to the Kodiak Career Center website. My name is Katie Smithson, and I am the Career Center Coordinator/Career Counselor. My contact information is listed below; if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you.

Katie Smithson, Career Center Coordinator
(509)548-5277 Ext. 2409
(509)548-7458 Fax

Office Hours (Fall): 7am - 3pm. After 3pm is by appointment, please.


Para personas habla espanol: Website_in_Spanish.docx


Up Next for the Career Center ...                                    






 Eastern Washington Universit Recruiter, Lupita Gutierrez-Parker

Thursday October 2nd


Career Center 

Pick up a modified planned absent form from Ms. Smithson

Parent and Senior Night


Wednesday October 8, 2014




Leavenworth Fire Hall 

Community Colleges of Spokane, Ashley Gillum

Monday October 13th 


Career  Center

Must turn in a modified planned absence

Eastern Oregon University College Recruiter, Gina Galaviz

Tuesday October 14th 


CHS Commons (Lunch Booth)  




 University of Washington (Bothell)

Tuesday October 14th

 10 am AND During Lunch

Career Center AND Lunch Booth

 Must turn in a planned absence form for the presentation in the Career Center but NOT necessary for lunch break








College Entry Testing Websites

SAT Dates & Registration:

ACT Dates & Registration:

*We will be hosting the SAT at CHS on November 8th. Last day to register for this is October 9th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take/retake the SAT!*


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Check out the SCHOLARSHIP BOOK below!



Local Community-Based Scholarships:

Last year, our amazing small-town community awarded the Class of 2014 with approximately $44,000 in student aid. We will host the annual "One-Stop-Shop Scholarship Night" in January 2015. This is when our local scholarship committee's and our seniors/parents will gather together to learn about the various scholarships, meet and greet the committee's and pick up applications. Our local scholarship applications will open in January and they are due at various times from January to June. I will post more information as the time comes closer. THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT IN OUR SCHOOL!



Senior Packet's Available Here: This packet will assist seniors with their after high school planning, whether it be continuing education at a university, community or technical level or pursuing military options. This packet will give you helpful instruction to application processes, personal statement essay's, financial aid guidelines, and scholarship information.



Online Scholarship Resources (Search Engines): — Free, web-based, nonprofit scholarship clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships. — Washington State government services. — Explores study options and explains loan and scholarship options, evaluating award letters, and different ways of applying. — Free online scholarship searches; college admissions and financial aid office email addresses and toll free numbers, links to college web sites and online applications (by state). — Lets you search for scholarships based on a student's profile, one of the best known scholarship search engines. — An introduction to college funding. Information on scholarships, plus tips on filling out forms. — An Internet resource for financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. A comprehensive list of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information is provided to assist students wishing to study abroad. — Search for scholarships by creating a personal profile that will meet your needs. — Search engine for scholarships by major field of study, country, fellowships, and more.


Career Cruising

Looking for a plan after high school? Whether that means researching careers, continuing your education, building a resume, or finding a scholarship -- Career Cruising is an awesome resource for you. It also includes personal assessments to help you find careers that could be suited for you and your many talents and strengths. There is also a new Method Test Prep to help you study for your upcoming SAT/ACT's! Click on the link below to begin making a plan after your high school career. If you need access to your login information, please see Ms.Smithson.

Check out this link to access your login page to Career Cruising:

Check out this link to find out more details about what Career Cruising is: What_Is_Career_Cruising.pdf 


Job Corps: What is it?

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Check out the link below for more information!



Congratulations to the Class of 2014 - In all, your class accumulated a record breaking 1.5 million dollars in scholarships! I'm so proud of your hard work and dedication.

College Bound $41,240
Military $782,000
Regional, State, National Awards $141,670
Univeristy $493,864
Local Awards $43,550