High School Career Connect provides career advice, postsecondary planning, and workforce trends to help students establish a path to postsecondary education and a successful career.
Primarily through one‑on‑one peer mentors, HSCC maps the primary high school‑to‑career paths: jobs, certificates, and college degrees. HSCC then helps formulate career strategies based on a student’s skills and interests. As a result, students possess individualized career paths for postsecondary education, helping them graduate with enhanced skillsets and increased employment potential.
Whether your campus is doing in-person or remote schooling, High School Career Connect is available to support students in their college and career research and planning. We are ready to provide presentations, mentorship, and career and college resources to students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 940-369-5243 or email us at HScareerconnect@unt.edu.
At the core of HSCC is peer-to-peer mentorship.
HSCC’s mentors are UNT students. Having recently gone through the college-admission process, they understand HSCC's target audience. The mentors undergo extensive training from HSCC’s full-time staff, who have graduate-level degrees, mostly in educational counseling.
HSCC’s professional counselors oversee all aspects of the program, while the UNT student mentors facilitate career guidance. Mentors represent:
Our mentors are diverse in ethnicity and socio-economic status, personifying postsecondary access and persistence. Mentors are also prepared to discuss admissions and ﬁnancial aid concerns, enabling them to assist participants in overcoming college access barriers.
Need to contact the HSCC mentors? Email HSCC here: HScareerconnect@unt.edu
Endorsements consist of courses related by a student's interest or skill set. They provide students with in‑depth knowledge of a subject area to prepare for postsecondary education and a career. Ponder High offers the following endorsements:
To see examples of careers associated with each endorsement, visit High School Career Connect's Endorsements and Majors page.
The coronavirus pandemic and resulting facility closures have created obstacles to students pursuing postgraduate education. The University of North Texas is offering:
For more information on HSCC's mission, assessing skills and interests, endorsements, majors, postsecondary options, and career resources, please visit HSCC's website.