Career Counselor


Career Counselor

-Two-year colleges; Coordinate Accuplacer exam

-Military; Coordinate ASVAB

-Technical Trades

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a wonderful resource to explore more information about specific careers and jobs.  This government website also includes information about growth in certain fields and also average pay salary.  Check out this site for more information.

The Exploring Program is a program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 to provide experiences to help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  It is a wonderful opportunity so take a look to see what careers are available that you are interested in.

The Apprenticeship Programs in the Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Area is a helpful website that gives students an opportunity to learn what it takes to pursue a career in the trades and crafts.  For more information, please contact Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Building and Construction Traces Council at 402-597-5217.

Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take The Armed Services Vocational Battery(ASVAB); the test will be given at Burke High School in November. Only the student, the student's parents, and the counselor have access to this information.  Along with their ASVAB results, students can complete an interest inventory (FYI) using access codes.  A combination of these results provides a valuable tool to assist students in discovering career and educational paths for their future.


Jobs Listings

Employers in the area need good workers! When employers contact Burke to try to find good works we will place information about those job openings here on this page. This is an effort to connect Burke students, parents, alumni, and those within our community with local employers.

This site is provided as a public service, for informational purposes only.  All information on this site is presented without any representation, guaranty, or warranty whatsoever regarding the accuracy, relevance, or completeness of the information. The information contained in this Web site is provided only as general information, which may be incomplete or outdated. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers on the part of Burke High School or Omaha Public Schools. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered ® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many groups, organizations, schools, and charities in the area who need volunteers! When these organizations contact Burke to try to find volunteers we will place information about those opportunities here on this page. This is an effort for Burke students, parents, alumni, and those within our community to help fill these volunteer positions. 


This summer the Nebraska Broadcasters Association and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Communication will be hosting our Digital Expressions Media Camp for the fourth time. 
The camp is offered to high school students ranging from incoming ninth graders to outgoing graduates.  

If you know of any students interested in broadcasting, photography, videography, sports commentary or any other form of media production, I hope you will direct them to our website 

Similarly, if your school has a media program of any kind, I hope you can forward this e-mail onto the program's advisor. 

The camp is held from June 9-14th and will feature hands-on learning opportunities, collegiate-level instruction and field trips and visits featuring industry professionals.  Also, since the camp is hosted at UNK, students get the experience of living on campus for a week and getting the college experience.

Registration is open now and is open until May 1.

We strive to make our camp as affordable as possible.   If they apply for the $100 scholarship (which we give out generously), a camper can stay on campus, get three meals a day, and have a great camp experience for the price of $290.  If they have a place to stay off-campus, they can attend for $130 (after the scholarship).  

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me us at or (308) 865-8249.

Thank you for reading this email and I hope you have some students in mind to share it with.


For Career Experiences check out

or check out the Exploring Career Newsletter here

Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20-years-old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

The purpose of this program is to provide experiences which help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Explorer Posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.