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College and Career Night

Virtual College and Career Night
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm

CC Night Flyer

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), in partnership with Vital Link OC, is pleased to present the first-ever Virtual College and Career Night. The event is open to all 7-12 grade students.

The Virtual College and Career Night will offer the same opportunities that have been offered in previous years’ in-person events. 

  • Opportunities to engage with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally
  • Live breakout sessions, topics include
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • Pathway career booths with representation from a variety of industry sectors, and 
    • Booths with representatives from the Military, Regional Occupational Program (ROP), apprenticeship and training programs from the labor unions

Virtual College and Career Night Flyer - English

Virtual College and Career Night Flyer - Spanish

To learn more about College and Career please visit our NMUSD College and Career website.

Registration for the Virtual College and Career Night is required. Follow the steps below to complete the registration:

  • Complete Vital Link Registration Form

  • Then Complete Event Registration:

    • Desktop: Visit the event website

      And/Or

    • Mobile Device: Download the Vital Link OC App (available on the Apple Store or Google Play Store)

      Note: Your login is the same regardless of which platform you use (Desktop/Mobile App)

      • Enter the email address you used for the Vital Link Registration Form

      • Create a password

      • Update your profile

      • Access code will be sent via email on October 19

      • Under Events, click NMUSD College and Career Night, enter access code

      • Event will be live on October 21

Early registration will allow you to plan your event schedule prior to the live event on October 21, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

  • What are the college’s academic specialties? What programs are particularly strong or competitive? 
  • How are you handling COVID-19 concerns this year? 
    • Are all classes online? 
    • Are students permitted to live on campus? 
  • What are the academic credentials of the typically admitted student? 
    • ACT/SAT/class rank, GPA? 
    • Are extracurricular activities considered when making admission decisions? 
  • Is the campus population diverse, and what is done to enhance diversity? 
  • Is on-campus housing guaranteed? Is living on campus required? 
  • What percentage of students live on campus? 
  • How are roommates assigned? Can you select your roommate online? 
  • What percentage of students receive financial aid? 
  • How is financial aid determined -- based on parents' income or does it include parents' savings and assets? 
  • Is there a work-study program as a type of financial aid? Is it required? 
  • What type of academic scholarship opportunities are available? 
  • What do students do when they are not in class or studying? 
    • What are the most popular clubs? 
    • Is Greek life a large part of campus life? 
  • What percentage of students leave campus on the weekend? 
  • What percentage of classes are taught by professors, and what percentage by teaching assistants? 
  • What is the student to faculty ratio? 
  • What kind of academic assistance is available? Do you offer free tutoring or writing/research help? 
  • Do you offer career planning and placement at graduation? 
  • Is there specific job placement data available for recent graduates in my particular field? 
  • What honors programs are available? Is there special honors housing? 
  • What security measures have been taken to assure the students’ safety? 

Contact Us

College and Career Office

(714) 424 - 5044

Technical Support

Dennis@vitallinkoc.org