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Kelly's December 2015 Email Archive

Counselors Only Conference

The Counselors Only Conference will be held March 10, 2016 in the Reed Center.  The Reed Center is located at 5800 Will Rogers Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73110  (Website:  This venue is near to several hotels and restaurants and has plenty of free parking.  The conference will feature sessions for elementary, middle school/junior high, high school and tech center counselors.  More information will be coming in early 2016  - stay tuned! 


The Career Exploration Guide has been revised!  This is a curriculum you can use with middle school-junior high students.  There is a sample available for download at


Non-Traditional Brochure

Check out our new non-traditional brochure. Nontraditional careers can offer exciting options. A diverse workforce can create more innovative and productive work environments for everyone. You can make a difference in students’ educational experiences by encouraging them to develop career plans based on their strengths and interests rather than on their genders.


The Oklahoma Equipment Exchange

Oklahoma ABLE Tech and its partners operate device demonstration and short-term loan programs to increase access to Assistive Technology (AT). Inventory is available and searchable online, and individuals may borrow devices for up to six weeks at no cost.

You can also find a link to several listings for free or low cost apps to help with hearing, vision, social skills, literacy, math, etc, on this page.


Save the Date for the 2016 conference on Serving Military Connected Students in Higher Education

hosted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in Oklahoma City

March 4, 2016

This conference is geared toward anyone in higher education who works with military connected students, including veterans, active duty and reservists, and dependents. Space will be limited and the registration fee will be low.   Please contact Kyle Foster with questions.         405.225.9163


Human Trafficking

I apologize for the short notice but know there is much interest in this topic.  DRS is proud to announce a series of free events related to Human Trafficking. 

Free Registration:

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Presents:

The Human Trafficking Division of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. NOT in my Oklahoma!

•             Dec. 17th at the Doubletree Warren Place in Tulsa


9:30-11:30 am for Students

(ages 14-22)

6:30-8:30 pm for Adults


For more information, contact, Kimberly Osmani, Transition Coordinator

Office (405) 635-2768        Mobile (405) 343-8071


And finally, a little Christmas trivia

1. Which of these companies was the first to use Santa Clause in an advertisement?

Pepsi                     Coca-Cola           7-Up      Fanta

2. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?

Franklin Pierce                   Benjamin Franklin             George Washington         Abraham Lincoln

3. Which country did the gingerbread house come from?

Austria                 Switzerland                        Germany                             United States

4. What kind of Christmas does Elvis Presley sing about?

White                   Red                       Blue                      Snowy

5. In what year was "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens, published?

1765                     1843                     1860                     1906

6. What is the name of the Grinch's dog in the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?

Pete       Sam       Ruth       Max

7. Where was "A Christmas Carol" written?

Australia              United States                     Germany              United Kingdom

8. Which reindeer helps Rudolph fly at the reindeer games?

Donner                 Clarice                  Dancer                 Blitzen 

9. Which reindeer is Rudolph's dad?

Dancer                 Dixon                    Donner                 Blitzen 

10. Which Christmas movie has been played more than any other?

A Christmas Story             Home Alone        Frosty the Snowman        It's a Wonderful Life


Go to for answers or email me.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Kelly Arrington
Career and Academics Connections Manager
careertech | Career and Academic Connections Services
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4398


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