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Ways to Get Involved in Preparing Students for Their Future

Internship Program

Students gain work experience by working in a local business for 36 hours over 6-7 weeks as a non-paid intern. Students gain practical experience connected to their career interest, while providing no dollar cost or liability to the business. (Placements are between November and April)

Connections to the Future

Business and community representatives have lunch with students, practice networking skills, discuss a focus topic and visit a school to learn about current educational programs. This year, the Connections to the Future event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Rowland High School.

Job Shadowing

Students job shadow either at the business site or virtually. At the work site, students spend a day looking for connections between school and work to see the importance of developing workplace skills. Students can also job shadow virtually through e-mail correspondence with professionals to ask questions and learn the specifics about different careers. Teachers job shadow for a day with a business person looking for ideas on how to make connections between academic instruction and necessary work skills. (Teachers: all year. Virtual: all year. Students: February/March)

Student Performance Feedback

Business representatives participate in student presentations by asking questions of the students, reviewing student projects and evaluating presentations. (Selected days between March-May)

Student Exit Interviews

Business representatives participate on a panel to interview students. Students share portfolios representing their work through the Certificate Program. (Selected days in May)

Business in the Classroom

Business representatives visit classes to:
  • give an overview of their industry and future demands;
  • share personal experiences that lead them to their current career; and/or
  • teach a specific topic or lesson

(All year)

To Get Involved ...

For more information or to volunteer to participate in a program, e-mail Vickie Burch, School-to-Career Specialist, or phone her at (626) 965-5975 ext 1572

For a flyer called "Business Help Us Out," with ways to get involved, please click here.
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