Lon Hurst

Lon Hurst helps a student at last year’s Next Steps to College and Career event. High school seniors will be able to talk to local community leaders and college representatives about resumes, interview tips, scholarships and financial aid for college.

WEDOWEE - High school seniors and their parents throughout Clay and Randolph counties will be able to get one-on-one help with resumes, scholarships, FAFSA and interview tips at the Next Steps to College and Career Event on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Randolph County High School auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. Regional businesses will also be in attendance to let students know about job oppor­tunities. Numerous door prizes will be available from businesses in the Clay and Randolph county area.

Community leaders and college representatives will be there to help students with recommendations for resumes, helping to find scholarships, assisting them to fill out financial aid for college (FAFSA) and giving inter­view advice to students. The audito­rium will be divided into four sections, and students will go to the area they need assistance. However, students and parents will be encouraged to go to each area.

Regional businesses will let stu­dents be aware of part-time and full-time job opportunities since students will decide if they want to go to work directly after high school or further their education and work part time. Students are encouraged to bring their resume. Several handouts will be avail­able for students and parents concern­ing each topic at the event. Students who need assistance with filling out financial aid should bring their Social Security number and tax documents.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions concerning this event, please contact Robin Cottle, the Clay County, Randolph County and Roanoke City career coach, at rcot­tle@randolphboe.org or please text (334) 646-2028.

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