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Career and Vocational Counseling

You're preparing to graduate from high school and enter the workforce, or you may be looking at colleges to apply for -- and then cancer strikes. That doesn't mean you have to give up on your goals. 

MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital has trained vocational counselors to assist you with college and career preparations. There are many resources out there for childhood cancer survivors, and Children's Cancer Hospital specialists can help you discover what resources will benefit you.

High school juniors and seniors can receive help with:

  • Exploring and applying to colleges, universities and vocational programs
  • Preparing for college entrance or GED exams
  • Exploring various career paths and planning for your career
  • Participating in career and neuropsychological assessments
  • Finding and applying for financial aid scholarships

College students may benefit from:

  • Working out a leave of absence or reduced academic schedule
  • Obtaining educational accommodations or disability services during or after treatment

Young adults may need guidance on:

  • Job searches
  • Resume writing
  • Job interview skills
  • Career exploration and development
  • Financial aid and scholarships

If you need assistance with any of these services, please contact the Children's Cancer Hospital vocational counselor:

Sandra Medina

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