Welcome to the BHS College & Career Center!

Through the BHS College & Career Center, students are able to access information about post secondary opportunities, including college, trade schools, military service, apprenticeships, employment, and training programs. 

Please contact BHS College & Career Counselor, Christina Belsky, with any questions!  Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Belsky.

Part-time Jobs for Students

BHS does not vet or guarantee positions below for BHS students.

Day Camp Counselor/Program Staff – Berkley Parks & Recreation Department

We are looking for a couple of Program Staff currently and here is the job description for that as well as Day Camp Counselors ($12 and hour for these spots)!  Contact parks@berkleymich.net for more info!
  • Day Camp Counselors are responsible for planning, leading and implementing core programs and activities for children in a small group setting. 
  • They are also responsible for the general safety, growth and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. 
  • The incumbent provides high quality educational and recreational experiences for participating campers, ages 5 to 14 years old. 
  • Must also work as a member of a team and accomplish tasks with little direct supervision. 
  • Must be 18 years of age by the start of Day Camp on June 20, 2022.
  • Summer Day Camp program runs for nine weeks, five days a week, from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm. 
  • Staff rotates hours and days per week - up to 40 hours.  The number of weeks of employment is based on camper enrollment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the development and implementation of weekly schedules for the assigned Day Camp group.
  2. Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, etc.
  3. Identify and respond to Camper behavior issues.
  4. Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized and free of litter.
  5. Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
  6. Communicate effectively with the children of all ages, parents, guardians and fellow staff.
  7. Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, documentation, and daily attendance.
  8. Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the Day Camp program.
  9. Know, enforce and follow all safety guidelines associated with the Day Camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited taking necessary safety precautions and knowing Campers’ whereabouts at all times.
  10. Other Camp related duties as assigned

The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Duties for this position include gender-specific tasks that require male and female representatives, respectively (i.e. locker room and public restroom supervision).
  • Must be willing to wear a swim suit daily and be comfortable in chest-deep water.
  • Special consideration may be given for applicants with previous satisfactory volunteer experience with the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read and comprehend at the 10th grade level.
  • Previous experience as a Camp Counselor is desirable.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear and communicate verbally; frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items of light weight.
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games and activities.
  • Must be able to restrain and physically support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 50 - 200 pounds).

Dairy Queen in Berkley is hiring!

Berkley Dairy Queen at 3491 12 Mile in Berkley is under new ownership!

  • We are hiring candidates 15 and older for after school and weekend help.
  • We offer paid training, employee discounts on food/drink and seasonal bonuses.
  • Compensation is $11 to $16 per hour (plus tips) based on your experience.
  • We offer flexible scheduling to help you honor any other commitments (sports, clubs, etc.)
  • If you are interested in applying, please email the manager, Shane Barr, at dqberkley4040@gmail.com or text 586-344-7215 to set up an interview.

 Huntington Woods Aquatics Club is hiring for Summer 2022

Huntington Woods Parks and Recreation is hiring seasonal staff (15 years old or older) for the 2022 swim season.  Available positions:

  • Pool Desk Staff (15 years or older)
  • Lifeguards (16 years or older)
  • Swim Instructors (16 years or older)
  • Pool Management (18 years or older)

Students that are interested in applying to be a Lifeguard, but who are not currently certified can attend a lifeguard training course at the Huntington Woods Aquatics Club before the season begins. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of this course.

Applicants will need to fill out the application and return it to the Recreation Center in person or email the application to Lauren Fletcher at LFLETCHER@HWMI.ORG.

Oakland Hills Caddie Program

Registration for 2022 season now open.  For more information and to register, click here.

Belle Tire in Royal Oak is hiring Tire Technicians!

  • Did you know…Tire Technicians are eligible for a $1,000 sign on bonus and start at $15 per hour?
  • Did you know…Belle Tire offers career paths for employees to grow from entry-level Tire Technician roles into Alignment or Auto Technician positions (our average technicians earn $50,000 - $80,000 with many earning over $100,000 with experience) or into Assistant Manager or Store Manager positions (managing multi-million dollar businesses)?  
  • Did you know…we offer a diverse set of benefits including PTO, Retirement 401K and so much more?  Visit www.belletirecareers.com/benefits.
  • Did you know…Belle Tire offers bonus perks such as Employee Referral Bonuses and Employee Discounts?

Students can start by visiting our careers website: www.belletirecareers.com After an application is submitted, we’ll contact you and discuss your path to a rewarding career with Belle Tire.

YMCA is hiring lifeguards & swim instructors!

Weeknight and weekend shifts are available. Offering a $300 sign-on bonus, free in-house lifeguard training, and a free family membership to use any Y in the Metro-Detroit area

The Tutoring Center in Birmingham

 Canine to Five is hiring!

 Launch Trampoline Park in Novi

Read job posting here.

 Robot Garage

 Pharmacy Tech - Meijer in Royal Oak

- must be 18 years or older
- no past experience in pharmacy/medical training needed
- On the job, hands on training.
- Start as a level 1 pharmacy technician with room to grow to a level 4 technician.
- pay start of $15.50/hr
-part time with room to grow to full time
- Meijer pays for all training exams to level up to next level of pharmacy technician
-Must be a people person. Lots of customer service interaction
- Must be a team player and willing to help out the team
-Fast paced environment so you must be able to keep up
Apply at this link: https://meijer.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Meijer_Stores_Hourly/job/Royal-Oak-MI/Pharmacy-Tech_R000159983 and send an email at david.filimon@Meijer.com after you have applied.

Star Trax Valet in Ferndale

 Toyology Toys in Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield

Marketing, advertising, stock, customer service, retail sales, register experience and amazing people skills, and more. Interested applicants should contact Tracy 248-562-7524 or at tracy@toyologytoys.com.

 City of Pleasant Ridge Recreation Department

The city of Pleasant Ridge is hiring Building Supervisors for the fall-spring to work evenings and weekends.  Duties included but not limited to: meet/greet rental groups, light cleaning, supervision of the building during rental events.  The pay is $10 an hour.  Apply here or contact Shawnie Stamper at ss@cityofpr.org with any questions.

 Petruzzello's Banquet & Conference Center in Troy

Petruzzello's Banquet and Conference Center in Troy, MI is an upscale banquet hall that is currently hiring waitstaff and dishwashers.  The position is part time and requires reliable transportation with evening and weekend availability.  Anyone interested can apply by emailing info@petruzzellos.comby applying in person or via phone at 248-879-1000.

 Townsend Hotel in Birmingham

The Townsend Hotel is hiring!  Looking for candidates that are ages 15 or older for all job openings. Availability for shifts in the PM and on weekends, to work around school hours.  Positions include:

  • Dishwasher
  • Server Assistant (Busser)
  • Banquet Server

All positions listed above are eligible for a $500 Hiring Bonus, to be paid out after 90 days of employment.  Wages for all positions above start at $15/hr+.  Click here to apply!

 Old Navy on Coolidge in Troy

M Street Bakery in Novi

Students interested in applying should complete the application and email it to employment@mstreetbaking.com.  More information and pics can be found on the M Street website https://www.mstreetbaking.com.

 Birmingham YMCA

Birmingham Family YMCA is now hiring lifeguards! With exceptional training through Ellis & Associates, all lifeguard candidates will learn life saving skills that include CPR, emergency oxygen usage, and first aid.  Apply Online Here!

  • $300 Lifeguard Sign on Bonus
  • Free In-House Training Opportunities
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Free Y Membership with Employment
  • Staff Referral Bonuses
  • Provided Uniforms 

Huntington Woods Latchkey

 Roots in Birmingham

  • Interested students should email their resume, along with name and contact information to smstore605@roots.com or visit indeed.com to complete an application.
  • Students should reference BHS Counseling newsletter as how did they found out about the job. 

 Auburn Pharmaceutical

  • Distributor of generic pharmaceutical products in a brand-new facility in Rochester Hills. 
  • Looking to hire several high school students who are interested in gaining work experience in our clean, highly secure distribution center. 
  • Offering both part-time and full-time employment and looking to hire the right candidates immediately.
  • Students can work at our facility now, during school part-time and during school breaks.
  • Brief job description found here
  • Candidates should contact Michelle Zelazny by email or at (248) 526-3700 ext 232. 


Obtaining a Work Permit

Print out a blank permit

Click on the link that reflects your age at time of employment: 

Complete the required sections

  1. You must complete Section 1. 
  2. Your employer must complete Section 2.  
  3. Once both sections are completed, please come down to the Office or email an copy to BHS Main Office Secretary, Kara Watson, or Counseling Center Secretary, Lesli Wyatt

Where to look...

Local colleges and universities usually offer summer programs to high school students.  If you google a local college and "summer camp for high school students", you will yield a lot results in your search!  Below are some other great resources in locating pre-college, enrichment, and summer camp opportunities!

HS Navigator

Database of internships, enrichment opportunities for school students

Created by a high school student, HS Navigator is a one-stop search tool for finding pre-college summer program or internship or volunteer opportunities high school students. HS Navigator will help you to filter your search experience based on your diverse subject interest, location, preferred university, program duration, budget and more.  Programs are added every week and you can subscribe for more updates. 

Click here to check out HS Navigator!

Some programs to check out...

Lawrence Tech Summer Camps for High School Students

Camps in STEM fields, Architecture, Design, Marketing, Leadership

Please click here to view residential and day options and camp dates!

 National Student Leadership Conference Pre-College Programs

Career-Focused Leadership conferences at over 15 universities nationwide!

Since 1989, The National Student Leadership Conference has been the premier provider of career-focused leadership conferences. Tens of thousands of high school students from across the globe have come to the NSLC for an unparalleled opportunity to meet with and learn from world leaders, academic experts and their peers. Each summer program helps students develop their own leadership potential while exploring some of today’s most exciting professions.

Click here to view Pre-College Summer Enrichment programs offered through NSLC!

Northwood University's Learning About Business (LAB) Free-Enterprise Camp

Learning About Business (LAB) incorporates project-based learning to inspire and develop entrepreneurial, business minded leaders, in a global, free enterprise environment.  The foundation of LAB Camp is the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. An entrepreneurial mindset is a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings. Research shows that an entrepreneurial mindset is valued by employers, boosts educational attainment and performance, and is crucial for creating new businesses. No matter your future career, having a strong entrepreneurial mindset will propel you towards future success.

Please click here for more information.

 Georgetown University’s Pre-College Online Program

Georgetown University is pleased to announce the launch of their new Pre-College Online Program—offering online courses that enable high school students 13 and older to explore subjects they may wish to study in college.  Areas of study include: Law, Medicine, International Relations, Entrepreneurship, Politics & Government.

 Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes offers two-week, online summer courses, providing academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. We invite high school students from around the world to discover, study, and explore in small classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching.

Not for credit or grade, our challenging courses provide in-depth and interactive exploration of advanced topics.  The program emphasizes building skills along with acquiring knowledge, and is designed to create environments that foster creativity and collaboration where students learn from each other as well as from their instructors.

Areas of study include: Bioscience, Business, Physics, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Computer Science, and more!

 Perry Outreach Program

The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged students who gender-identify as female and are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedics and/or engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online mock orthopaedic surgery simulations and biomechanics experiments.

Perry Outreach Program alumnae are welcome to register for a PVE session. If you are new to the Perry Initiative, participating in the PVE will not disqualify you from a POP at a later date.

Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarship, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.  Click here for more information!

 Society of Women Engineers - Detroit

Click here for events and info!

ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program of SE Michigan

High school students in the Detroit area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.

Click here for information!

Apprenticeship Information + Listings

Jump Start Your Career Through Apprenticeships! (Apprenticeship.gov)

What is Apprenticeship?  Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

Why Become an Apprentice?  Through an apprenticeship program, you can obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials that employer’s value. 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000. Learn more about the benefits of apprenticeship for career seekers and prospective apprentices.

MI Apprenticeship

Oakland County Apprenticeship Book

This valuable resource provides important information about career opportunities in Oakland County and the region that could change your life!

Michigan Works Oakland County Apprenticeship Services

How do I become an Apprentice?  
There are two ways to become an apprentice:

  1. through a partnership between a labor organization and an employer (called a Joint Apprenticeship Committee, or a JAC)
  2. through a partnership between a community college and an employer.

JACs may have different requirements or procedures for applying for an apprenticeship; some will accept applications only from current employees and others are open to anyone. Applicants must pass a test and those with the highest scores are hired first. You should contact the JAC for a particular apprenticeship for more information.

The second path to an apprenticeship is a partnership between a community college and an employer. The classes are usually offered on the college’s regular schedule, but remember that just taking the classes doesn’t make you an apprentice; you must be hired by an apprenticeship employer first. If you’re interested in a particular apprenticeship but aren’t sure whether there are any openings, contact the Apprentice Coordinator at the college for assistance.

*All certified apprentices who attend a community college can apply their related technical instruction toward an associate’s degree. An apprentice can receive up to 32 credit hours toward his/her associate’s degree, which consists of 62 credit hours. Contact Oakland Community College at 248-232-4050 or another community college of your choice.​

 Apprenti - Southeast Michigan (Tech Apprenticeships)

Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world, and 1 in 20 job openings are in tech. Our unique apprenticeship program puts you on a straightforward, step-by-step fast track toward your dream job. The tech industry is seeking to diversify its workforce, so Apprenti is actively recruiting women, people of color, and veterans — although anyone is eligible to apply.

Construction | Trades Apprenticeships

MUST Construction Apprenticeships |  Explore trades by video
Southeast Michigan Construction Academy

More Apprenticeship News & Info

WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (assessment available at OCC)

Some apprenticeship programs require a WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate* to be submitted with your application.  To learn more or to take the assessment visit: Oakland Comunity College (OCC) M-TEC Testing Center

Contact Info: 248-232-4168 or MTECTestCenter@oaklandcc.edu

Michigan Registered Apprenticeship Data Dashboard

This online tool allows users to explore registered apprenticeships in regions across the state, including how many active apprentices there are and the occupations and industries in which they are employed.

 Press Release: $6 million in Registered Apprenticeship grants will support career opportunities for underrepresented populations - March 1, 2021

Certificate & Career Training Programs

Looking for a career, 2-4 years of college isn't for you?

Check out the Certificate and Job Training Programs at Oakland Community College!

EMERGENCY SERVICES training programs at OCC

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY training programs at occ


Types of Military Service

Information below from USA.gov and Today's Military

The U.S. Military consists of six active-duty Service branches and their respective Guard and Reserve components. Together, they offer a broad variety of ways to serve.

Army Logo

The Army is part of the Department of Defense (DOD) and is the largest of the five military branches. It handles major ground combat missions, especially operations that are ongoing. The Army Special Forces unit is known as the Green Berets for its headgear. Service members are known as soldiers. The reserve components are Army Reserve and Army National Guard.

Marine Corps Logo

The Marine Corps is part of the DOD. It provides land combat, sea-based, and air-ground operations support for the other branches during a mission. This branch also guards U.S. embassies around the world and the classified documents in those buildings. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) members are known as Raiders. All service members are referred to as Marines. The reserve component is Marine Corps Reserve.

Navy logo
The Navy is part of the DOD. It protects waterways (sea and ocean) outside of the Coast Guard’s jurisdiction. Navy warships provide the runways for aircraft to land and take off when at sea. Navy SEALs (sea, air, and land) are the special operations force for this branch. All service members are known as sailors. The reserve component is Navy Reserve. 

Air Force logoThe Air Force is part of the DOD. It’s responsible for aerial military operations, defending U.S. air bases, and building landing strips. Service members are known as airmen. The reserve components are Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.

Space Force
The Space Force is a new service, created in December 2019 from the former Air Force Space Command. The Space Force falls within the Department of the Air Force. It organizes, trains, and equips space forces to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force.

The US Coast Guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s responsible for maritime law enforcement, including drug smuggling. It manages maritime search and rescue and marine environmental protection. It also secures ports, waterways, and the coasts. Service members are known as Coast Guardsmen, nicknamed Coasties. The reserve component is Coast Guard Reserve.

Military Service Academies

For students who want to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, the five service academies offer a fully-funded tuition that includes books, board and medical and dental care. The competition to get in is fierce and students should start the application process early during their junior year.

Admissions criteria include:

  • High school academic performance
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Athletics and extracurricular activities
  • Leadership experience and community involvement
  • A congressional letter of recommendation (not required by the Coast Guard Academy)

Five Military Service Academies:

  1. United States Military Academy in West Point, NY
  2. United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD *Graduates serve in the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps
  3. United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO
  4. United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT *U.S. Coast Guard is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security; however, reports directly to the Department of the Navy only in wartime
  5. United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY *The Merchant Marine Academy has a close relationship with the U.S. Armed Forces, as noted on its website, but is not part of the Department of Defense.

Explore Careers in the Military

Careers in the Military Explore/investigate job and career opportunities across the branches of the military.

Enlisted members versus Officers in the Military

Information below from USA.gov

Enlisted members make up most of the military workforce. They receive training in a job specialty and do most of the hands-on work. Usually, you’ll sign up for four years of active duty and four years inactive. After you’ve completed your active duty time, you can either extend your contract or re-enlist if you want to continue serving.

Officers make up a much smaller part of the workforce. To join as an officer, you typically must have a four-year college degree and complete an officer program. You compete for promotion to continue your career. Most officers are managers who plan and direct operations. Others are professionals like doctors and lawyers. Officers get paid more than enlisted members and enjoy certain other benefits.

You don’t have to join as an officer to become one though. You can join as an enlisted member and attend officer training later on.  

Steps for Joining the Military

Information below from USA.gov

1) Start by doing some research about your options for joining the military. Learn about the five active-duty branches and their part-time counterparts. Know the main differences between officers and enlisted members.

2) Once you know which branch you’re considering, contact a recruiter. A recruiter will give you an overview and answer your questions about that service. If you’re interested in more than one branch, contact a recruiter for each. If you’re interested in joining as an officer, the recruiter will explain any options you may be eligible for.

3) If you decide to enlist, you will report to a military entrance processing station (MEPS). You’ll spend a day or two completing pre-enlistment steps.

  • These include taking the ASVAB, having a physical exam, meeting with a career counselor, and if you’re accepted,taking the oath of enlistment.
  • From there you’ll receive orders for basic training, usually to start within a few weeks. (If you enrolled in a delayed entry program, you’ll go home and get orders for basic training within a year.)

Contact a Recruiter or Apply Online

Air Force



Marine Corps

Coast Guard

Space Force

  • Contact an Air Force recruiter: 1-800-423-USAF (1-800-423-8723)

Educational & Testing Requirements for Enlisting

Information below from USA.gov

  • You must have a high school diploma or a GED to enlist. The services accept only a small number of people with GEDs each year. You can increase your chances of qualifying with a GED by:
    • Earning some college credits and/or
    • Scoring well on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)
  • ASVAB Program
    Career exploration tool for careers in the military.

Health & Fitness Requirements for Enlisting

Information below from USA.gov

You must pass a military entrance medical exam. This includes a physical exam, hearing test, vision test, and height/weight measurements.

Each service has its own physical requirements and fitness standards. These depend on the demands of its mission. Even within the same branch, some jobs have tougher or extra requirements.

Youth Programs

Young Marines

The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America's youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society. The Young Marines is the premier youth organization in its Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

The Young Marines is open to all youth ages 8 through the completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school.  Upon joining a local Young Marine unit, youth undergo a 26-hour orientation program, generally spread out over several weekly meetings. This orientation is called Recruit Training. The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After graduating from Young Marine Recruit Training, the youth have the opportunity to learn even more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marine uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education.

US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

The senior cadet program exposes its cadets to the full rigors of a military training program. Cadets are required to attend a mandatory two-week recruit training camp. After this requirement is met, cadets are eligible to participate in a variety of advanced training sessions. These sessions serve to expose cadets to seamanship and seagoing subjects. They also focus on developing an appreciation for our country's rich naval history, customs and traditions. 

After enrolling in the program, all Sea Cadets must attend a mandatory two-week recruit training session. These training sessions are taught at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command, at other naval bases or stations and at regional recruit training sites using other military host resources.

The curriculum of this training is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive 106 hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Both tone and tenor of instruction are modeled after the Navy’s recruit training.

US Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol Cadet

Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends?  Would you like to conquer new Challenges while having some fun?  Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.

The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.

To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.

US Coast Guard, Auxiliary Youth Sea Scouts

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has adopted the Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scout program as its official youth program. The Sea Scouts are a program for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 years of age and completed eighth grade) through 20. Sea Scouts provide a program for religious, fraternal, educational, and other community organizations to use for effective character, citizenship, and mental and personal fitness training for youth. As part of this training, Sea Scouts are expected to develop personal religious values, learn the principles of American heritage and government, and acquire skills that will prepare them to become successful adults.

All Sea Scouts and Sea Scout leaders are automatically Associate Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association. Any Sea Scout who is at least 14 years old or Sea Scout leader may also choose to become full members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by following the normal application process.

Volunteering & Service Organizations

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. 

Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

The Student Conservation Assoc.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

BHS Counseling Department News

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January 17, 2022
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 91

ASVAB Career Exploration Program for grades 10-12 sign up by Jan. 19th, Senior Community Service hours due March 4th (optional), Software Developer-Computer Programmer Careers Playlist, *new* Scholarships added for grades 9-12, *new* job postings, *new* college events, AP Exam LATE Registration by Feb. 16th, and MUCH more!

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(use BRK email + password)

Career Exploration Resources

Michigan's Hot 50 Jobs Outlook!
SE Michigan Career Outlook thru 2028
O*NET OnLine
Michigan Talent Pathfinder

Check out videos from actual professionals in lots of career fields!  (Use BRK Email + Password)

Upcoming BHS Counseling Dates & Events!

  • 18 Jan
    • Scholarship Search Party! 12:40 PM to 1:20 PM
      Scholarship Search Party!
      Date: Jan 18
      Time: 12:40 PM to 1:20 PM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
  • 19 Jan
  • 20 Jan
  • 21 Jan
  • 24 Jan
    • US Army Lunch Set-up 12:40 PM to 1:25 PM
      US Army Lunch Set-up
      Date: Jan 24
      Time: 12:40 PM to 1:25 PM
      Location: Across from the SCAC
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
    • US Army Info Session 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
      US Army Info Session
      Date: Jan 24
      Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
      Location: Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
  • 25 Jan
    • US Coast Guard Lunch Set-up 12:40 PM to 1:20 PM
      US Coast Guard Lunch Set-up
      Date: Jan 25
      Time: 12:40 PM to 1:20 PM
      Location: Across from the SCAC
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
    • US Coast Guard Info Session
      Date: Jan 25
      Time: 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
  • 26 Jan
  • 27 Jan
  • 28 Jan
  • 1 Feb
  • 1 Feb
    thru Feb 5
  • 2 Feb
  • 4 Feb
  • 10 Feb
    • MAT2 Info Session 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      MAT2 Info Session
      Date: Feb 10
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Berkley HS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
  • 11 Feb
  • 15 Feb
  • 16 Feb
    • Fin Aid Award Letter Workshop for Seniors
      Date: Feb 16
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      Sign up to attend during 2nd or 3rd hour!

      High school seniors are encouraged to attend to receive guidance on understanding and evaluating award letters. A brief presentation will include information about how colleges determine how much and what kind of financial aid to offer, an example of how to conduct the evaluation, then time for students to work independently and ask questions. Students should come prepared to the workshop with all award letters received from any school they are considering as well as any college portal login information needed.
    • LAST DAY for LATE AP Exam Registration
      Date: Feb 16
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar

      Late AP Exam Registration Deadline before February 16th - Register here

      If you would like to register LATE for an AP Exam, please complete this form for AP LATE Exam(s) registration by February 16th

      • Your LATE registration isn't final until payment has been received!
      • You will be registering AND taking your AP Exam on the LATE Testing Day in May.  The LATE Testing Schedule can be found here.

      Exam Cost:

      • The cost is $200 per exam or $140 per exam if you qualify for free|reduced lunch (this includes the $100 per exam late registration fee).
      • If you register and decide not to take the exam, you must notify BHS.  You may be able to receive a partial refund.

      Two Ways to Pay for Exam:
      1) Online payment can be made via your parent|guardian MiStar PARENT Portal. 

      • There is a non-refundable convenience fee associated with online payment.  
      • The charge will NOT automatically show up in MiStar.  
      • Click "Accounts/SBA" & select "LATE AP Exams" from the drop down menu and enter the cost of the exams.

      2) Payment will also be accepted via cash or check payment (payable to "BHS") at Berkley High School Student Services Center between 8:00 AM-3:30 PM on school days.  

      Join AP Course in College Board Account:

      • In addition to submitting this registration form, you need to make sure that you join the online AP course(s) through your College Board account with the join code(s) provided by your AP teacher(s).
      • You do not need to register for exams in your College Board account.
  • 17 Feb
  • 4 Mar
    • 12th grade Community Service hours due to Counseling Center
      Date: Mar 4
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar

      Community Service Hours due March 4th (optional)
      Submit documentation of hours to BHS Counseling Center

      Current seniors who submit 75 community service hours or more by March 4th will receive a Community Service cord to wear at graduation. Community service hours are not required for graduation.  Students must submit their documentation to the Counseling Center by March 4th. 

      Students may keep track of their hours in whatever manner they choose:

      • BHS Counseling Department has created this log, should students wish to use it. 
      • Documentation must include: the service activity, activity date, amount of hours, and signature of volunteer supervisor verifying the hours were performed. 
      • Students can also print and submit their National Honor Society logs.
  • 8 Mar
    • OCC Live Admissions 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      OCC Live Admissions
      Date: Mar 8
      Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
  • 11 Mar
    • Plumbers Apprenticeship Info Session
      Date: Mar 11
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar

BHS Counseling Department Staff

Christina Belsky
College & Career Counselor
Lauren Sloan
Counselor, Students A-D
Robyn Weiss
Counselor, Students E-K
Caitlin Drinkard
Counselor, Students L-R
Hillary Tye
Counselor, Students S-Z