Career Mentors/ Coaches:
A person or team that provides an overview and guidance related to a particular industry or career.
Topics for discussion: Should include educational/skill requirements; positives and challenges; job responsibilities.
Commitment: Monthly (6-10 per year); 45 minutes per meeting / session (a typical class period); AM, PM or after school (should be consistent).
An experience in which the student observes or “shadows” someone within an industry or particular career.
Purpose: Shadowing allows students to observe a variety of activities within an industry or specific career. Shadowing may influence a student’s decision whether to pursue a particular career before applying for an internship.
Commitment: Monthly (6-10 per year - may take place over July/August and spring/fall breaks); two hours per experience (6-10 per year); 9-11 a.m., or noon-2 p.m.
An opportunity for a high school student to work in an organization in order to gain relevant experience and networking.
Purpose: The internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and the organization. (This will be an unpaid position, although nothing precludes the organization from paying an intern, at the complete discretion of the organization.)
Commitment: Depends on the organization’s availability; one semester (fall/spring); approximately 10 hours per week 9-11 a.m. daily, or noon-2 p.m. daily; may take place July/August and spring/fall breaks.
*Student participants will be selected through an application and interview process at the High School.