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Ponder Junior High School
UNT HSCC partner

Finding Your Career Path

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.

HSCC Mentors

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:

  • UNT's degree programs, ensuring exposure to many disciplines
  • UNT's diversity, as nearly fifty percent of our students identify as minorities

Our mentors are personify 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 Junior High School offers the following endorsements:

Arts and

Business and


Science, Technology,
Engineering, and

To see examples of careers associated with each endorsement, visit High School Career Connect's Endorsements and Majors page.

Ponder Junior High School Contacts

Tara Furr

exterior link logoPonder Junior High School Website
phone logo(940) 479‑8220
location logo501 Shaffner Street
Ponder, Texas 76259
Twitter logoTwitter: @PonderJH
Facebook logoFacebook: @ponderisd
More About HSCC

For more information on HSCC's mission, assessing skills and interests, endorsements, majors, postsecondary options, and career resources, please visit HSCC's website.