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.
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 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. Zellars Alternative School offers the following endorsements:
To see examples of careers associated with each endorsement, visit High School Career Connect's Endorsements and Majors page.
The University of North Texas is offering:
- The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, in virtual formats. Testing is not just for incoming UNT students, but is available for any students through UNT's Testing Center.
- Alternatives to students who plan to attend UNT in the fall but were unable to take the SAT or ACT entrance exams.
- Transfer and freshman orientations this summer in a virtual format.
Zellars Alternative School Contacts
300 Lobo Lane
Little Elm, Texas 75068
For more information on HSCC's mission, assessing skills and interests, endorsements, majors, postsecondary options, and career resources, please visit HSCC's website.