College and Career Center

The Akins CCC is here to serve your post-secondary education and career needs.  We are proud to serve our students!
The CCC assists students with registering for college entrance exams, exploring major and career options, applying for financial aid, and selecting higher education institutions of best fit. 

Meet your College and Career Advisors

Hi everyone! I am Ms. Arellano, your College and Career Advisor at Akins High School. Not only was I born and raised in Austin, but I am also a proud Akins alumni!  I am a first-generation graduate from Texas State University, where I majored in Family and Consumer Sciences. After graduation, I went into the non-profit world, working with an organization where they focused on building girls’ self-efficacy, which is one’s belief in their ability to succeed. Self-efficacy is something that I plan to bring to the Akins College and Career Center, especially with post-secondary plans for students. I am excited to work with the students at Akins because I too was once in the same seat that they are in now. It has always been my vision to work with youth from the community I grew up in, and I am so happy to work with students building their future post-high school. Feel free to stop by the CCC for any of your College and Career needs.


Hello Akins Eagles! A little more about me... I graduated from Kennesaw State University with Ms. Brockmy Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in Spring of 2022. Soon after, I began working as an Admissions Counselor at my alma mater. I fell in love with the service aspect of assisting individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds to explore options they had never dreamt of. I cannot wait to begin working with you all!





Ms. Arellano

Claudia Arellano Ferretiz, College & Career Advisor

Akins ECHS, Room 146
Phone: (512) 841-9900 Ext. 71316


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