welcome to college and career planning!

  • The job of the San Mateo Union High School District is to prepare teens for their next life chapter – whether that be attending college or entering the workforce in a career they enjoy.  Our College and Career planning team is here to help guide students to the path best for them.  We strongly encourage students and their families to take advantage of events like the annual College and Career Fair and to connect with your counselor for questions and guidance.


    Upcoming event:

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    Wednesday, November 6
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

    San Mateo Performing Arts Center
    600 N Delaware, San Mateo

    Please save the date for a District-wide event on Wednesday, November 6.  The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department will present a special evening called "$tay in the Bay with $100k."  
    This family friendly event is for ALL SMUHSD parents and students interested in learning about the range of high paying career opportunities in the Bay Area, specifically those that do not require a four-year college degree  
    Learn about programs, certifications and apprenticeships available in the area, particularly in health, aeronautical and aviation, the skilled crafts, and more. Bay Area workforce needs, including labor market projections for the next 5-10 years will be discussed by our panel of experts.

    Event Details
    The speaker panel will include two former SMUHSD students who will share their success stories.

    Networking opportunities with employers, schools and programs will take place before and after the speaker panel.

    Snacks, free childcare and interpreters available upon request. 

    Talk to the counselor at your school site for more information.

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