Career Center

Telephone: 301-649-8513

2017 Ms. Wolfson

Ms. Tamara Wolfson
College and Career Information Coordinator

About the Career Center

The Northwood HS College/Career Center is designed to help students explore areas of interest as they prepare for their future endeavors.

The Career Center offers information about careers and colleges including: college majors, essays, and applications; financial aid; scholarships; resume writing; SAT , PSAT, ACT and much more. It houses a variety of books, catalogues, computer programs with specialized guidance material, test registration forms, and other information resources.

Guest speakers and college representatives will be frequent visitors to the College/Career Center. Information about college visits and scholarships will be advertised on the morning announcements, the “Current Events” bulletin board in the Career Center; and the College Career link on the Northwood website.

As part of the Counseling Department, the College/Career Center is located next door to the Counseling Suite and is open between 7:45 AM and 3:30 PM during the school year.

Students are required to have a pass signed by their teacher, a counselor, or the College/Career Information Coordinator in order to enter the College/Career Center during the regular school day. Students may use the College/Career Center before school, during lunch, and after school without a pass.

The College Career Information Coordinator serves as a guide and facilitator, and provides individual and group instruction. The College/Career Center provides the following services:

  • Career and college presentations
  • Assistance in college selection, application, and career planning
  • Scholarship, grant, and financial aid information
  • Evening programs for parents
  • College and scholarship information links 



Military Websites

Writing College Essays

The following websites can offer tips/assistance that will help you write your college essays. Students should also feel free to stop by the Writing Center (located in Room A216) for assistance with their essays.