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New Salem - March 28, 2007

Counselor’s Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker, LPCC
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School

Summer Career Opportunities!

Wondering what your son or daughter can do this summer? Well, one thing they could consider doing this summer is attend a summer Career Academy. Yes, students could learn about some career fields, have fun, and earn some high school credit. Summer Career Academies are held around the state, some of these are in the Bismarck and Dickinson areas.

Some Career Academy opportunities and a short description of each are listed below.

Business Challenge 2007 participants are in grades 9-12 and they stay in Dickinson State University housing. Students will receive entrepreneurial experiences, earn credit, run a business, enjoy a trip to Medora and more. This experience is also for K-12 teachers. The cost is only $ 95.00 if application is made prior to May 31st.

Diva Tech – Technology Camp for Girls is for girls entering grades 6, 7, & 8. This experience runs from June 4-8th at Williston State College. The cost is $ 25.

Electronics Telecommunications Academy occurs from June 3-8 at Bismarck State College. Students stay in BSC housing. Participants will experience the Electronics/Telecommunications program at Bismarck State College and earn ¼ of a high school credit.

Environmental Tech Camp runs from June 11-15 at MSU-Bottineau and Lake Metigoshe State park. It is for students in grades 11-12 and is limited to the first 15 applicants.

Information Technology Academy will focus on want to explore Information Technology careers. This is for students in grades 9-12 and runs from May 29-June 11th at Grand Forks Central High School.

Rough Creek Institute will be conducted at Williston High School/Gap Community Center from June 14-16th. Students can earn ½ high school science credit and learn about career opportunities in natural resource, engineering, and science ecology. Participants will explore the Little Missouri National Grasslands and have fun while exploring career opportunities!

Women In Wildlife is for girls who currently are in grades 9-12 who love the outdoors and enjoy working with animals. Participants will experience hands on investigating upland habitat, testing netted fish and more. There is no cost and the application deadline is May 15th.

If you would like some fun this summer, learn about various career fields, and perhaps earn some high school credit, then contact one of the following:
1. Go to
2. Call Donna Fricke SW Career Tech Prep at (701) 224-5761, or
3. Contact me.
Good luck!

For more information on career information and links, please go to If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

P.S. Have an excellent academic day!