Future Ready Day at Valencia High School Sets Aside Time for Students to Explore College and Career Options

Future Ready Day at Valencia High School.

On November 15, Valencia High School hosted its annual Future Ready Day where seniors were given the opportunity to complete applications to college and other institutions of their choice. This included a wide variety of University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), community colleges, military, and out-of-state schools.

Seniors also had the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and military branches and participate in career exploration workshops. Volunteers from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education were on campus to support. After the sessions, the Tigers joined together to celebrate their commitment to their future success with a barbeque in the quad area.

“Seniors really appreciated the time to work on their personal essays, to apply to a variety of colleges and universities, or to hear from branches of the military,” Principal Chris Herzfeld shared. “They also appreciated the hotdogs!”

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors also had a chance to hear from industry professionals across a wide variety of sectors.

“The underclassmen had a wide array of career speakers to choose from, and doing it on Zoom allowed us to have professionals from all over the nation,” noted Principal Herzfeld. “Our students gained valuable insights from a wide variety of careers including, electrical engineer, social worker, veterinary technician, marketing for Google, airline pilot, forestry technician, environmental restoration specialist, sports medicine, and nearly 30 more.”

Valencia first started hosting Future Ready Day in 2018 to help students leave campus one step closer to their future goals.

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