Career Center

Telephone: 240-740-6947

Ms. Michelle Snape
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 

Schedule An Appointment

Attendance and participation in class is an important criteria for academic success, therefore, we discourage students from missing instructional time to meet with Ms. Snape, College and Career Coordinator. Students may see Ms. Snapes, CCIC, without an appointment before and after school, and/or during lunch. All other times should be arranged via appointment. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Snapes, CCIC, please click the below link and complete the form. Please check your email for your schedule date and time. Your appointment request will be scheduled within 24-48 hours or the next business day.

Make an appointment:


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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.