Do you want to begin learning
about the workplace? Why not try to volunteer,
job shadow, participate in internships, or get a job?
These links will provide you with helpful information.
of Extracurricular Activities
Part-Time and Summer Jobs
IMPORTANCE OF EXTRACURRICULAR
- Helping Others Can Help You
You may have heard that volunteering helps you get into
college, but keep in mind they're not just looking for
a list of organizations and dates. Colleges want to see
a complete picture of you, and real examples of your commitment,
dedication, and interests.
Extracurriculars – How to Impress
Colleges with You Activities
Extracurriculars are the clubs and summer programs that
you participate in during high school. They are the “extra”
beyond the school curriculum.
Making Extracurricular Activities
Stand Out in College Applications
At first glance, college applications seem easy enough.
You give the basic facts about your background, education,
and achievements. However, one section that stumps many
students is the section for extracurricular activities.
College admissions officers will be looking closely at
your extracurricular activities, so choose them wisely.
Your participation in community service, clubs, student
government, charity organizations, sports and artistic
endeavors (such as band and theater) may reveal as much
about you — and what you might contribute to a university
— as your marks and SAT scores.
a Volunteer Position
If you are seeking a volunteer position, you can volunteer
at many different locations. Some examples include homeless
shelters, food banks, hospitals, senior citizen centers,
animal shelters, environmental organizations, or political
Ten Tips for Volunteering Wisely
This link provides you with a list of ways to think about
Questions to Ask When Considering a Volunteer
What do you ask when considering a volunteer opportunity?
Find A Volunteer Opportunity
Use the volunteer search box below to find an opportunity
that is right for you.
- A Site for Students Seeking Volunteer Opportunities
Explore Idealist Kids &
Teens and see what interests you.
--Learn more about the nonprofit organizations working
in your community.
--Volunteer: A great way to get involved with the work
of a local nonprofit is by volunteering to help with
--Take the Lead: If you see a problem in your community
that you want to help solve, you and your friends can
start a project to address that problem.
20 Ways for Teenagers to Help Other
People by Volunteering
you ever thought about volunteering your time to a local
charity or community organization? There are many different
reasons for you to start volunteering...
is Job Shadowing?
Job shadowing is an academically motivating activity
designed to give kids an up-close look at the world
of work and to answer the question, "Why do I have to
My Ideal Internship Worksheet
This one page form helps you to begin thinking
about why you want an internship.
Interviewing for Internships
Interviewing for an internship or co-op assignment
does not have to be a scary process! Think
of it as conversation between you and an internship
representative to see if there is a fit between your
goals and the internship position. You are interviewing
her, just as she is interviewing you.
Locating and Applying for Internships
Though this site is intended for college students, it
provides some helpful information for high school students,
How to Find an Internship - Not Just Any Internship
-- One That Fits Your Needs
Internships come in all shapes and sizes. Some
are paid and some are unpaid. Some last for a summer while
others continue through the school year. Some internships
are local, but others offer employment abroad. For example,
you could help set up video shoots for a local film company,
or you could work on an organic banana farm in Costa Rica!
Many people think internships are for college students,
but opportunities for high school students exist as
well. A high school internship can open the doors to
the working world, showing you what it's like to have
a boss, attend meetings, and meet deadlines. Internships
also introduce you to experienced people who can help
guide you toward a career.
for 2006 for High School Students
Listing of internship opportunities.
Scoring a Good Internship
at a summer internship has become the quintessential
experience for many college students. It helps them
get their feet wet in the real job world, learn interviewing
and communication skills, and explore potential career
paths. Many employers now look for internship experience
on the resumes of students graduating from college,
and while not a requirement, this experience can be
a tremendous asset and help students stand out from
the crowd. As the job market remains tight, it becomes
even more essential for college students to find internships
during their summer breaks, not the least because sometimes
these internships can be later turned into full-time
Internships For High School Students
While most people still consider internships the domain
of go-getting collegians, plenty of high school students
regularly land internships as well, making their college
applications and future resumes look that much more impressive.
Internships, Apprenticeships, & Volunteer
List of opportunities.
AND SUMMER JOBS
Getting a Part-Time Job
If you are seeking a paid position, you might look at
the traditional types of jobs in fast-food restaurants,
retail stores, summer camps or city programs. Don’t
be afraid to seek a job with a small business. Look
in your local telephone book or contact your local chamber
of commerce. You will probably need to develop a resume
so the employer can better understand what skills you
bring to the table. Go to www.damngood.com/workbooks/highschool.pdf
and you will find an interesting booklet that provides
tips on resume writing and interviewing skills. Also,
you can also work for yourself. Some examples include
babysitting, cleaning, dog walking, running errands,
teaching others computer skills, developing Web sites.
Summer Jobs Find the Perfect Summer Job - How
to Get Started
Summer break is a great time for you to pursue interests
and gain experience through paid or volunteer jobs,
internships, and other activities. And don't forget,
college admission officers see meaningful summer activities
as a demonstration of commitment and responsibility.
Are You A Working Teen?
What You Should Know About Safety and Health on the
High School & College Students
It's never too early to line up a SUMMER JOB! Do you
have a dream job? Working for your congressperson? Spending
the summer at camp (and getting paid for it)? Helping
out in the community? Preparing for a job in the corporate
Guide for Teens: How to Find a Summer or Part-Time
if summer vacation is still a few months away for most
teens, now is the time to plan and lay a foundation
for landing that cool summer job you really want.
Jobs and Teens
need to present a neat and clean appearance, avoid body
jewelry, be enthusiastic and willing to work weekends
and once school starts if they want to improve their
chances of getting a job. They also need to start their
job search early.
We have part-time
jobs and summer jobs for teen, students and adults.
Enter your zip code in the box and you'll be taken to
our partner site where you can do a job search and apply
online. Your application will be sent to employers within
Your Resume in Shape for Jobs and Internships
rush out to find that perfect job or internship, you'll
need to write your resume. And not just any resume,
but the kind that'll separate you from all the people
applying to your college of choice or eager to land
that dream job.
High School Students Need a Resume Too
As a high school student, you may think that you don't
need a resume until you are about to graduate from college
and begin your search for a full-time job. However, high
school students need resumes just as much as college students
do. From getting into college to obtaining a part-time
job, a resume is essential because college recruiters
and employers alike want to see a brief summary of your
abilities, education, and experiences.
kind of impression do you want to make? Your answer
is what you need to communicate when you apply for a
job. The first chance you have to do that is usually
on paper— your resume.
A comprehensive guide to help you develop a resume.
This link will provide you with ideas as you develop your