For a comprehensive website to navigate the college planning process, click this link:  College & Career 101.




    The Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) will be holding a mini college fair at Campo. The Admissions Counselors from the schools below will be on hand to inform you about their schools and answer your questions.
    Date: Wednesday, April 24
    Time: 12:50-1:30 pm (lunchtime)
    Location: Quad
    Who can attend:  Any student or parent who has an interest in these schools
    • American University of Paris
    • Arizona State University
    • Clarkson University
    • Drexel University
    • Marist College
    • Michigan State University
    • Purdue University
    • Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    • TCU
    • The University of Alabama
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Tennessee
    • Washington State University
    The FBI San Francisco Division is currently accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors for the Spring 2019 FBI Teen Academy.
    Date:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Time:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
    Location: Santa Clara
    Completed applications must be received by mail or email no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.
    Click here for the application or you can go to the FBI San Francisco Community Outreach page and find the link to the application there.




    We will be hosting Wednesday Academies during the month of March specifically designed to address the needs of Juniors who are preparing for either college or career after graduation.  For those planning on going to college, we will discuss the things you need to do be doing (resume, letter of rec, etc.) and help you start building a good college list.  For those students who are not college-bound, we will help you learn how to discover alternatives, such as work, gap year, trade school, etc.  Since the College & Career Center has limited capacity, we will be meeting with students alphabetically as follows.  Signups fill fast, so don't procrastinate.


    DATE          LAST NAME

     March 27        T - Z

    April 10           Any junior







    UC applications are down for the first time in 15 years.  Read the LA Times Article.






    Orinda Day Camp:  Come work at Orinda Day Camps! We are now accepting applications for 2019 summer camp staff! We're looking for energetic, responsible counselors that want to make a difference in the Orinda community. If you enjoy working with children and love to have fun and stay active during the summer, camp is the perfect place to work. Flexible schedules, June 10-August 9, 16+ years old, $13/hour. For applications email jstearns@cityoforinda.org.


    Orinda Hardware: Cashier for weekends and/or after school. Starting at $11/ hour. If interested, contact via Facebook, email at orindatruevalue@yahoo.com or pick up an application at the store


    Dolphin Club at Del Rey Elementary School’s after school program. Positions open: 

    M-F 2:45-5

    M/W/F 2:45-5

    T/Th 2:45-5

    Interested? Email dolphinclub@orinda.k12.ca.us


    Rossmoor in Walnut Creek - Searching for Part Time Lifeguard and Golf Course Range Worker.  See more details here:  lifeguard and golf course range worker.  If interested, email your resume to recruiting@rossmoor.com


    Sherman Swim School - Part-time after school in Lafayette, 2 or more weekdays. $12-14 per hour. If interested, contact Steve Sherman at 925-283-2100 or by email at sherman243@comcast.net. 


    Patxi's Pizza in Lafayette - Part-time cook. If interested, either call 925-299-0704 or email lafayette@patxispizza.com or drop by the location for an application and interview!


    Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation: Part-time Humane Education Assistant in Walnut Creek. This is a great job for an outgoing and enthusiastic teen who loves animals, is comfortable with public speaking, and would like to gain some work experience working with kids! This position is 7 hours per week, every Saturday year-round. The primary responsibility is working with our other Humane Ed Assistants to host our animal-themed birthday parties and events for kids. The full job description and details on how to apply can be found here.


    Tutorfly - Become a tutor. Positions start at $15 an hour, and you can choose to accept payment or donate to a charity of their choice.  Email info@tutorfly.org.




    • Mid-year transcripts: If any of the colleges you applied to require mid-year transcripts (1st semester Senior grades), follow this procedure:  DO NOT add a new transcript request in Naviance.  Simply go to the webstore and in the comment field write "midyears", then list the names of the colleges that need them. If you have questions, come to the College & Career Center or talk to your counselor.
    • Follow-up:  After you submit your college applications, it is very important that you follow all the steps listed on College & Career 101:  Now That College Apps Are Done.




    • Plan for summer now
    If any student is interested in exploring a field of interest (art, science, technology, etc.), consider attending a summer program.  Registration for these programs usually begins in the winter.  See College & Career 101 for a list of various Summer Programs.
    • General Guidance
    The College & Career Center works hard all year to help students and families.  In the Fall we are extremely busy helping Seniors navigate the college application process.  After January, we schedule time to meet with every student in grade-level groups to discuss college and career planning.  In the meantime, I am happy to meet with you, but be mindful that my top priority now is Seniors and my schedule is very full until January when college applications are done.  



    Please contact me via email at jbatcheller@auhsdschools.org.  I am usually busy meeting with students or families, so I cannot easily answer my phone.  Please understand that it may take some time to get back to you. Thank you for your patience.   


    The College & Career Center, room E13, is an information resource center of Campolindo’s Counseling Office.  Please feel free to email me to set up a 20 minute appointment to discuss the college application process.  Students and parents are welcome to visit and are encouraged to use the many resources of the Center, some of which can be checked out for home use. These include information on the following: Colleges and universities, college-related guides and selection information, career information, financial aid and scholarships, testing information, community service opportunities, job listings.