Education & Seminars

Andrew High School Career Connections

Objective
Andrew High School is seeking additional ways to provide external opportunities for our students that will allow them to explore and participate in potential career fields. With the help of our community partners, we want our students to learn about networking and engage in work experiences that they would not be able to learn in the traditional classroom. To achieve this goal we are looking to create, with our community partners support, the following opportunities for our students:

Guest Speaker
This opportunity will consist of a half hour presentation that focuses on your career. A typical presentation defines the career, describes the benefits of, and the necessary preparation for landing a job in this field. This would occur from 9:00 to 9:30 am on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday morning at the school.

Career Day
This day is an opportunity for students to listen to speakers in specific career fields. This event occurs during a two hour period, traditionally in November, on a scheduled school day. Each presenter will provide two 40 minute presentations about what it is like to work in their career field.

Three Hour Job Shadow
This opportunity will allow students to travel to your place of business to observe and participate in what your job entails. The purpose of this experience is to teach students how to network and communicate with potential employers prior to their visit. The student will be accountable for writing a resume and cover letter to initiate this process. This is an unpaid shadow day that will give a student a small taste of a career that they may want to explore.

Mock Interview
This opportunity will require you to spend a day at the school to interview students and provide feedback during a simulated interview. Some businesses have used this opportunity to actually hire our students through this experience.

Internship
Students will visit your business for a minimum of 5 hours per week for a 6 week period. During their internship they will complete projects or tasks that are a part of your business’s daily operation. This opportunity can be a paid or unpaid event. At the end of the experience, the student, intern host, and school faculty member will meet for a reflective assessment of the internship. (This opportunity is still in the planning phase and will hopefully be made available in future school years)

If you are interested in partnering with Andrew High School on any of these opportunities, then please fill out a contact form at bit.ly/vjapartnership or email Tim Dalton at tdalton@d230.org