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Autumn McClenaghan, Career Guidance

Location: EMHS Library

Hours: 7:45am - 3:00pm

Important Information about Work Permits

During this time work permits will be handled a little differently since the the school is closed.  The link to access the work permit request form is listed below for you to print out the work permit request.  Once you complete this, your new employer completes their section and signs off, and your parents sign off, you will need to email to the contact noted below depending on the date you are sending it.  Your permit will be processed, get the required signatures, and email your work permit back to you.  This will take two business days to complete. 

Work Permit Link

Workplace Safety Information

Once ALL sections of the work permit request form are completed email the contact noted below. (Scanning the work permit is preferred, if you do not have a scanner, you can take a photo with your phone and email. Make sure all information can be seen clearly. )

Missing information will delay the process.  2.0 GPA or higher required to be eligible.
Please note your email subject as "Work Permit Request" 
Check the date you are submitting your work permit request and email the appropriate person below

Through June 19:          Email Mrs. McClenaghan at
June 20 - July 7:            Email Mrs. Peters at
July 8 - July 28:              Email Mrs. Tibbets at
July 29 and beyond:      Email Mrs. McClenaghan



Important College/University Updates
Due to the circumstances faced around COVID-19 many colleges and universities are sending updates regarding orientations and deadlines.  Please check your email regularly for important updates from the school(s) you have applied to.  The Career Center will post updates here as they are received:

Santiago Canyon College-See update below to contact an SCC representative for any questions.  If you have already applied, check your email for important virtual orientation information!

Cal State Fullerton-Visit for updated webinar information, dates, and times. 

Santa Ana College-Ms. Mendez-Sanchez can be reached at 714-564-6804,, or video chat sac.crainumcafe/msm.  If you have already applied, check your email for important virtual orientation information!

The link for students to sign up for a Virtual Registration workshop (make-up session) on June 2nd is now open and available.  There are 11 different workshops scheduled throughout the day.  The first session starts at 8:30 am.  The last session starts at 4:00 pm. The link is the same as last time (same google form but a new response excel list)

Orange Coast College-Apply online at  Once you receive your OCC student number, complete the online orientation via My Coast portal. When these are completed, visit the counseling homepage to schedule a virtual appointment with a counselor.

Coastline College- Attend a informational virtual session to learn more!
DATE: Wednesday, April 29, 2020  TIME: 3:00pm
LOCATION: Complete the Zoom Link Request form with your high school email address:

Cal State East Bay-Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am View online at Students will have a chance to explore our university through this virtual experience. Students will have an opportunity to learn about academic programs, student services, and student life. For questions, please contact Student Outreach at [mailto:Re: 2020 Welcome Day] 

UC Merced-Students who wish to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please use this link. Please do not hesitate to contact Lani Nugent at or 209-500-9169 if you have any questions. 

University of Arizona-Students are welcome to RSVP for an online Zoom web call  Ms. Smith, U of A representative, can be reached via email ( or via phone 602-418-2259.

University of Alabama-Visit the Prospective Student Help Center for any questions
University of Missouri-Visit the Mizzou Updates page and contact, call us at 573-882-7786 with any questions. 

Concordia University-Check out the virtual events Concordia is offering!  If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment reach out to Michelle Martir. Email Phone (949) 214-3024


Santiago Canyon College 

Summer 2020 Dual Enrollment Information


Questions or need assistance?  Contact Skyler Phamle via text at  (657) 224-3707 or email 
Schedule a virtual appointment with Skyler Phamle here

Skyler Phamle, the Santiago Canyon College Representative at El Modena High School is available to meet with you online or via phone for any questions about attending Santiago Canyon College this fall.   This includes applying to SCC and financial aid questions and assistance.  

Visit the SCC Early Welcome Page for important information and also check your email!


Looking to get an edge with College Applications and Scholarships?  Maybe looking to build up some work experience?  Consider being an Academic Peer Mentor! It's a great way to help your fellow students AND gain some great experience!  Check out the flyer for details and more information. 

Academic Peer Mentor Program Information


The College Bound: Grad Program is a highly valued, and intensive, college readiness training program free of charge. Upon being accepted to the program, seniors will develop and refine the skills necessary to not only be an incredibly competitive college applicant, but to navigate college life in a confident, informed, and supported way! The College Bound: Grad Lab Program will provide the additional personal and academic support needed to bridge the education gap that will impact students, especially rising seniors, as they begin the college application process. This program is designed to support girls in their college-going journey, and provide options and opportunities for every girl, regardless of circumstance, to be successful! 


Topics include: 

  • Personal Statement Training & Reviews 

  • Building a College List & Application Guidance 

  • ACT Preparation & Practice Exams 

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Guidance 

  • Individual College Advising & Mentorship 

  • ...and more! 
    College Bound Grad Program Information Flyer

College and University Visits & Virtual Events 

College and University representatives, the status of in person college/university visits for the fall is unknown at this time.  Please email in early August for updates. 

Interested in attending Williams College in MA?  Check out their WOW program!
Interested in attending Bates College in ME? Check out their Diversity Fly in Program!

Click Here for the College/University Visit Schedule

Applications for Service Academy
To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must have a nomination either through a Member of the House of Representatives or United States Senate or a military service connection. Applicants may and should seek a nomination from both their Senators and Member of Congress; however, receiving multiple nominations does not enhance or increase an applicants chances of admittance to a service academy. To avoid last minute misunderstandings and ensure your application is reviewed, please carefully study and follow the instructions below. Certain information is required for you to be considered as an applicant. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to submit this information and keep it updated. Completed applications must be received at our office by October 30, 2020 to ensure adequate time to assess each candidate's qualifications. Applications received after that date cannot be considered.
Click Here for Service Academy Application & Information 

Santiago Community College

Please see updates above for connecting with SCC during this time. A representative from Santiago Canyon College is available Tuesdays (9:30am-12:00pm) in the Career Center to assist with any general SCC questions, applying, financial aid, or any general community college questions. If you are interested in specific Business and Career Programs, including Dual Enrollment, SCC representatives are available Wednesday-Fridays 7:30am - 3:30pm.

Click Here to Visit the Santiago Canyon College Page

Cal State University Message Regarding COVID-19 (3.19.20)

The entire California State University system is taking all the necessary steps to mitigate the disruptions caused by COVID-19 while ensuring the health and safety for our students, faculty, staff and communities. 

Please be assured that all CSU campuses are prepared to be as flexible as possible when working with fall 2020 applicants on meeting admission requirements and selection.  This flexibility will vary by campus and potentially by major applied due to impaction.  Although there has been disruption, as campuses transition to some or all staff working remotely, processing of applications and communications is still taking place.  We would encourage fall 2020 applicants to continue to check their email and campus portals regularly.

If students have specific questions, they can contact campuses via email.  Campus contact information can be found at: We would encourage applicants to contact campuses via email and be patient while awaiting a response.

As more information becomes available we will send additional updates.

Thank you, 

Cal State Apply

Additional College & Career Planning Resources

Presenting Yourself on the UC Undergraduate Application for Admission and Scholarships - Freshmen

Seniors - Check out this informational presentation on the UC Admissions process.

Click here to download the presentation

updated: 11.6.18