COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS CENTER. SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PRESENTATION 2014. Learn, not by default, but by design. WHY SHOULD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE? . GAINING ADVANTAGE – FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR EMPLOYMENT LEARN KEY SKILLS ABOUT A CAREER OR INDUSTRY
SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PRESENTATION 2014 Learn, not by default, but by design
WHY SHOULD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE? GAINING ADVANTAGE – FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR EMPLOYMENT LEARN KEY SKILLS ABOUT A CAREER OR INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS RELY ON INTERNS TO PRODUCE REAL WORK SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FORGING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH MENTORS EXPERIENCE THAT IS PRICELESS
BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS As the global economy becomes more global, the competition for good jobs continues to increase. You no longer have to simply be more qualified than the person next to you, you have to be more qualified than countless others all around the world. The internship is a model example of why employers have internship programs; students contribute well to their assigned projects, provided a fresh view of how we operate, gained experience in the area of major mission, and demonstrated their capabilities and work ethic with excellence. It is absolutely a win, win for students and businesses. It allows us to increase the depth and quality of programs and interns get great real-world, workplace experience to add to classroom knowledge and activities.
BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS Effectively manage your workflow to accomplish immediate objectives Find new team members to help grow your business and accomplish your future objectives Test drive future talent Increase productivity Enhance perspective Support students Give back to the community Facilitate your own success
PROGRAM INFO OPEN TO ALL SENIORS MEETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADED ON A PASS/FAIL SYSTEM P or F STUDENTS EARN 3.0 CREDITS TOWARDS GRADUATION STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS MUST MEET DIFFERENT STANDARDS: ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES – last day Term 4 for Seniors HONORS BAND – specific requirements HONORS CHORUS – specific requirements TEC ONLINE ACADEMY or VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL ONLINE COURSES will continue until these classes are complete NOVANET If you are on an ATHLETIC TEAM, CLUB or in ANOTHER ACTIVITY – you can participate in the Internship Program
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 80 TOTAL HOURS – includes writings, all portfolio pieces and final project preparation PORTFOLIO PROJECT UPDATED RESUME – with internship info DAILY JOURNAL WRITINGS (10 – 20) Massachusetts Work Based Learning Plan (MWBLP) http://www.skillslibrary.com/wbl.htm FINAL SUMMATIVE ESSAY PROGRAM EVALUATION – STUDENT PROGRAM EVALUATION - MENTOR COPY OF THANK YOU LETTER TO MENTOR TIME SHEET – Calendar, letter from employer, etc.
MASS WORK-BASED LEARNING PLAN The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through an interagency collaboration of employers, educators and workforce development professionals. This is a diagnostic, goal-setting and assessment tool designed to drive learning and productivity on the job. http://www.skillslibrary.com/
PRESENTATION VISUAL PRESENTATION OF YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE USE A 3-FOLD PRESENTATION BOARD, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY – IPHOTO, IMOVE, POWERPOINT, etc. THIS WILL SHOWCASE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND YOUR SKILL GAIN ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THEIR BOARDS IN ADDITION TO YOUR CREATIVE PIECES ABOUT YOUR OWN INTERNSHIP EVERYONE WITH “PRESENT” AT THE ANNUAL INTERNSHIP SHOWCASE EVENING – TUESDAY, MAY 20TH ALL FACULTY, STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATION, MENTORS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESS PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
INTERNSHIP HOURS Hours may begin after school on APRIL 4TH, during that weekend & after the seminars on APRIL 7TH & 8TH IT IS STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET WITH MENTOR TO SCHEDULE ALL HOURS – USE A CALENDAR If STUDENTS need assistance from a teacher in writing the essay or preparing the presentation – please make arrangements to do so ESSAYS will be shared directly with a Senior English Teacher for grading Hours must be completed by May 20th – prior to the Showcase ALL PIECES OF THE PORTFOLIO WILL BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15THat 2:00 pm
MENTOR RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT Mentor’s agree to provide the opportunity for the full 80 hour program to the students They will guide, inform &advise the students concerning their specific career and personal career journey as well as the industry in which they work Mentor’s will provide interns with work that is worthwhile and relevant to their specific career Mentors will complete the Massachusetts Work Based Learning Plan (Skills Assessment Evaluation) with their student intern, offering constructive analysis twice during the time frame
MENTOR RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT Mentor’s will always adhere to workplace safety guidelines and train interns in the proper use of any process or equipment and ensure they have proper training, protection, supplies, materials & support Mentors will expose interns to as many aspects and activities of the career as possible Mentors will review their intern’s work periodically, providing suggestions for improvement and offering guidance and time to answer questions Mentors will verify their intern’s attendance Mentors will agree to complete a program evaluation upon conclusion of the internship period.
CONTACT INFORMATION Questions, comments, suggestions… Lisa De Palo, M.S. Natick High Schoolldepalo@natickps.org(508) 647-6400 x1740http://www.natickps.org/NatickHigh/Guidance/CareerVocationalPlanning.cfmIn affiliation with Employment Practice: Employers of Natick High School students may not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.
ADDITIONAL INFOGRADING Students will receive their Term 3 grade in all classes. This grade will be doubled for Term 4. (That means the grade you earn for Term 3 will be the same for Term 4) Your semester grade will then be calculated using these 2 grades. You will receive a line item on your transcript indicating your participation during Semester 2 in the Senior Internship program with a final grade of “P” for pass, along with 3.0 credits Any post secondary institution requesting your transcript will see all classes for Semester 2 along with the internship (Exceptions – Advanced Placement, Honors Choral Music, Honors Band, Nova Net & Online classes – classes will continue during Term 4)
PARTICIPATION Students must have all credits necessary to graduate in all core areas (this is determined by your guidance counselor only!) Community Service – must be completed and entered into database Library Materials – must be returned to library and any fines paid Cap & Gown – fees must be paid Textbooks & Class Materials – returned to all teachers and any fees for lost textbooks must be paid Class Dues – paid to your class advisors
PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE Behavior - You are representing yourself, Natick Public Schools & our community – you are expected to act accordingly Dress Code – Please speak with your mentor and discuss what is appropriate for the environment in which you are working Technology Etiquette – Please respect your mentor and their organization in terms of using their technology for your personal use as well as using your devices (phone – texting/calling, ipods, tablets, etc.) Photography Etiquette – Always ask first before taking any photos at your location. If you can – take many!
SENIOR SEMINARS Participation is mandatory Monday April 7th 9 – 10:30 am – Auditorium Tuesday April 8th9 – 10:30 am – Auditorium