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Exploring Careers

Would you like to learn more about careers and what opportunities may best be suited for you? Explore these websites to discover opportunities available to you.

  • Texas Career Check - Learn about hundreds of careers with this career search for high school students. Explore salaries, popularity, and more.
  • Roadtrip Nation - Students travel across the nation to talk to their heroes and job crushes and understand college and career decisions along the way.
  • Texas Reality Check - Curious how your college and career path will impact your future income? How easy it will be to pay off student loans? Find out.
  • Launch My Career Texas - Explore handy charts to compare your choice of school, career, and income to others. Research your college and career options.
  • TEXASgenuine Career and Technical Education - Texasgenuine enables students to explore future careers and take an assessment to understand their skills and interests. Students can use that information to explore college programs. 
  • My Next Move - In this resource from the US Department of Labor, explore skills, education and even personality traits necessary for various careers.

Military Opportunities

If you are interested in exploring one of the branches of the military, consider contacting one of the military recruiters assigned to work with students at NCHS.

United States Marine Corps
Staff Sgt Casey Hodges


United States Navy
Petty Officer Shaun McCleskey
9634 FM 1960 Bypass Rd W
Humble, TX 77338

Office: 281-446-1900


United States Army (Active and Reserves)
Staff Sergeant Bryant D Williams JR
9604 FM 1960 Bypass Road Suite D
Humble TX 77388


Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

1.  The very first step in obtaining scholarships and financial aid is to complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Financial Aid.  The FAFSA opens in October of your senior year. See video below.  Click here for FAFSA information at a glance. If you are cannot complete the FAFSA, please complete the TASFA, Texas Application for State Financial Aid.  Click here for TASFA information. 

Checklists can be very helpful when preparing for scholarships and financial aid.  Click here for Financial Aid check lists for all grade levels.

Some colleges and universities require applicants to fill out the CSS Profile.  Click here for the CSS Profile guide.

2.  Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships for each university or college to which you apply, before the deadline. Some scholarship applications are included in your application for admission, make sure that you fill out the application.  Here are a few examples of scholarships offered at Colleges and Universities: Texas A&M University, The University of TexasUniversity of North Texas Sam Houston State University,  Stephen F. Austin State UniversityBaylor University, and  Lone Star College.  Go to the Financial Aid and Scholarship page for each university or college to which you apply.  Contact your counselor if you have any questions.

3.  All students should create an account at a scholarship search engines website starting in the 9th grade.  Here are a few examples: Big Future College BoardFast WebCappexNational Merit Scholarship Corporation, and Student Scholarships.  It is also recommended that you create an account at Raise Me for micro-scholarships at selected colleges and universities.

4. Scholarship opportunities are e-mailed to students' school e-mail addresses as they are received by the Counseling Office. Please check your e-mail frequently for scholarship opportunities.

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