The Career Center is located in the heart of Holy Rosary High School. Drop by and get to know us. We can help you in exploring your future career options.
- Coordinate career and employment preparation services to grade 8-12 students attending Holy Rosary High School through projects, activities, and events that will prepare them for the transition from school to work or post-secondary education.
- That the students become aware of the career and educational options open and available to them upon graduating from Holy Rosary High School.
- Connect students to employers/business/industry and post-secondary training institutions to assist them with their career planning.
- Provide Career Counselling services, information and tools to support career planning services to youth in school.
- Interest Inventories: Every student grade 8-12 will have the opportunity to complete an interest inventory.
- Surveys regarding future plans and career paths: Three times a year for grade 12 and once a year for grade 11.
- Individual meetings with all grade 12 regarding future plans and career paths: Provide assistance on an individual basis as they began this journey.
- Resume building
- Job interviews preparedness
- Standard First Aid, CPR and AED Courses.
- Finding money for your after high school program: Scholarships – (How to find them and apply for them). Government student loans programs. Local bank and credit union programs.
- Step Ahead Program – (Detail career exploration with community mentorship)
- Health Field
- Education/Early Childhood
- Trades/ Apprenticeship
- Tours to U of S, U of A, Lakeland College (Lloydminster and Vermilion), etc.
- Working with post-secondary institutions to provide presentations about their school and programs they offer to students here at Holy Rosary.
- Local Career Fairs
- Local Try-A-Trade and Career Expo
- Provincial Try-A-Trade and Technology Career Fair
- Take students to local College Days Showcase
Provide opportunities for students to learn about and partake in different careers and career opportunities, for example:
- Community Services
- Apprenticeship and the Trades
Provide Opportunity for students to investigate the trades in Alberta and Saskatchewan
- RAP (Alberta- Registered Apprenticeship Program)
- SYA (Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program)
- organizes field trips and spend a days to University's and Colleges in the region
- joining the workforce
- freshman survival
- college and university applications
- step ahead program
- student loans
- financial supports
- class selection
Applying for Post-Secondary Programs can be a daunting task, but it need not be. Students should realize that universities and colleges want students to enter their programs and will accommodate them providing they meet basic requirements and deadlines.
Most students leaving HRHS enter the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan or Lakeland College. In the recent past, we have had students go on to the University of Lethbridge, Augustana, NAIT, SAIT, and SIAST.
Be aware of deadlines for applying to these institutions. For most programs at the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan, May 1st is the application deadline, although this may vary for certain programs. If you have not looked into this yet, you should do so immediately. Lakeland College will accept applications up to September 1st for their University Studies program; however students are advised to apply much earlier than that.
Students are also advised to consider applying to more than one institution in the event they are not accepted at the location of their first choice. You will have to pay an application fee, but this is preferable to not being able to attend a post-secondary program at all.
What Happens Once You Apply?
Once you have applied, the institution will notify you as to your status. Typically there are three categories:
- Conditional Acceptance - Usually granted if the applicant meets the requirements of the program. Your second term marks must remain at an acceptable level in order to receive final acceptance.
- Waiting List - You may be placed on a waiting list for a particular program if the course is over-subscribed. If placements open up, you may be accepted however you will want to be investigating other options in the event this does not occur. Apply to another institution, college or unclassified studies.
- Non-Acceptance - If you are not accepted into the program you desire, try to register as an unclassified student or apply to another program.
What are transcripts and how do I get them?
All post-secondary institutions will require transcripts when you apply and will ask for a final transcript after your final marks have been submitted. Your final acceptance will be based upon your final transcript. The counseling office can provide you with a current transcript which will serve the purpose of making initial application. We can also provide you with a request form from Saskatchewan Learning to have a final official transcript sent to the post-secondary institution of your choice. This request should be made no later than June 23rd. See Mr. Steuart for these forms.
Student Loan Applications
Available from the counseling office, but usually do not arrive unit May or even June. Students will be notified when they arrive or please ask us.
"I was away for a month playing hockey in my Grade 12 year. The career counsellors and hrhs staff made it possible for me to prepare for a career in hockey and explore a variety of post secondary options. I was able to maintain a 96% average because of all the support."
Austin McGrath will be playing for the Saints in Spruce Grove.
"The career centre is a great help to all high school students wanting to attend post secondary institutions, enter trades or join the workforce. They really helped me to contact the necessary people at my institution and to make that a reality."
Cody is off to the University of Newfoundland to take engineering.
"The career counsellors are very informative and they are all very supportive. I had questions about certain jobs and they provided me with the information I needed to make a plan for my future."
"Thanks for helping me set up to study for and write the SAT. You made my life easier."
"The excellent advice and guidance I received was more than greatly appreciated."
"I have a plan and a path to follow."
"Knowing that I can still contact the career counsellors if I need support gives me confidence to move forward and know that someone has my back."
"I walked into the career office more stressed out than I have ever been and walked out more excited than I could have dreamt."
of all grade 12's from 2016 are attending post secondary institutions
are working, travelling or taking a gap year
are playing hockey, have joined the military or are upgrading.
We have students attending universities in...
As well as...
Our very own Raiders are also attending...
- Thompson River University
- Okanagan College
- Habour School of Dance
- Harbourside Institute of Technology
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Alberta College of Art and Design
- Tyndale University and Seminary
- and more...
- Students in 2016 received over $285,000 in scholarships for the following year.
- 27 students received guaranteed entrance scholarships in excess of $108,000
- 60 students received an Alexander Rutherford Scholarship at $2500 each totalling $150,000.