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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisor is Erica Clark.
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  

Recent Posts

Manufacturing (MFG) Day Event in North Texas

Manufacturing Day in North Texas is October 20, 2016 and is hosted by NTMA North Texas Chapter, Lincoln College of Technology, and Richland College.
Where:  Two locations are available
  • Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie
  • Richland College
Time:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm (tours and demonstrations will begin every hour on the half hour)
What:  machining demonstrations, information about certifications and training, and scholarship information.
Included in the day is a site visit to one of the NTMA member companies to engage with employers and employees in a real time manufacturing environment.  Request your site visit at the registration page or send a request to
Register on-line at and follow the links to the even in Dallas on October 20th.  
For additional information, contact Karla Chandler at

United States Presidential Scholars Program for CTE Students

Seniors who are participants in a CTE program and graduating between January and June of 2017 should apply to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar.  The Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate five students who are in CTE programs to apply for the honor.
For more information visit

Women's Energy Network for high school females

Interested in learning more about energy careers & STEM? You are invited to Young Women Energized!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Houston Baptist University
Morris Cultural Arts Center/Belin Chapel
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074


Are you a High School Female, in Grade 9-12?
YWE offers students, parents and educators a jump start to college and career planning with its signature mentoring circle format and interactive sessions for all attendees.

YWE sessions include:

  • A discussion on the next generation of women advancing in energy
  • Ask the experts – engineers, scientists, technology professionals, lawyers, accountants, and more
  • Mapping your own career
  • Freshman/Sophomore students special session
  • Q&A session for parents, educators, and career & college counselors

YWE invites high school students, parents, and educators interested to register for the event using the online registration form.

For Registration
Please see the registration link on my website!  

Each year, WEN awards five high school seniors, $2,000 scholarships from the greater Houston area. The 2016-2017 WEN Scholarship Applications are now!


The awards for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be presented at the November 15, 2016 Young Women Energized (YWE) event held at Houston Baptist University. Please encourage any eligible high school young women you may know to apply!

If you are interested in learning more about the event or looking for ways to get involved, please contact the YWE Committee at

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.

Please see the attached flyer for more information in how the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. can assist your student in the college process.
Students can receive help in a variety of areas such as individual advising, college access information, assistance with FAFSA and scholarship applications, college entrance exams and SAT/ACT Fee Waivers.

Finding Engineering Conference at TAMU (for juniors and seniors)

Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers Presents
Finding Engineering 41st Annual High School Conference
Location: Texas A&M University
Date: January 27-28, 2017
Registration: 10/10/2016 - 11/19/2016
Open to all juniors and seniors interested in engineering and STEM majors.
Students will enjoy class visits, campus tours, design challenges, and more!
Contact or find more information at
Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Camp Enterprise 2017 with the Rotary Club of Houston (for high school juniors)

Camp Enterprise is a wonderful program to help high school juniors develop a greater understanding of the Free Enterprise System.  Students gain leadership and facilitation skills, learn how to set and achieve goals, and become excited about exploring their future career options.
This program is free, but students must apply.  The application must be submitted by November 20, 2016.
Please see the attached information and application instructions.

PSAT Boot Camp with Princeton Review

Sophomores and Juniors,
Princeton Review is offering a 9 hour PSAT Boot Camp to help prepare you for the upcoming PSAT on October 19th.  The course will help you maximize your score, learn testing tips, pacing strategies, and more.
The course will be offered on October 1st, 8th, and 15th from 9 am to 12 pm.
The cost of the course is $249.  Please use the Promo Code TomPSAT16 ($50 discount on the original cost of $299).
The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 28th at 5 pm.
We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity!