Program Coordinator: Corey Guerra, 781-786-5931
Internship Coordinator: Brenda Messervy 781-786-5912
The Senior Internship Course is designed to continue the career exploration you began in the sophomore year and to prepare you for your worksite internship placement. The curriculum will include activities, surveys, assignments, and research related to future employment These will include resume writing, interviewing skills, work ethics, and workplace behavior. In addition a unit on person financial literacy will be completed that will include credit cards, checking accounts, insurance, credit rating, taxes, etc.
The last three weeks of the Senior Internship Course consists of a full-time internship placement at a company or an organization. A minimum of six hours each day, five days per week, is required. Allowances for AP classes and exams are made. Students are encouraged to pursue their own internship leads. Those needing assistance may refer to the Internship Placement Directory and see Mrs Freiberg. Internship placements created independently of the Senior Internship program must be submitted for approval and interviews held by March 31, 2016.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
• Review topics covered in the Sophomore Career Exploration Seminar.
• Further identify careers that relate to one’s personal profile.
• Research identified careers.
• Calculate lifestyle costs and budgets.
• Become financially literate.
• Write a resume and develop interviewing skills.
• Consider workplace expectations and etiquette.
• Experience a workplace environment.
• Interact with career professionals.
• Gain an in-depth understanding of a career.
Class attendance is very important and expected. However, if you are absent from class, you MUST see Mr. Guerra BEFORE the next class. At that time you will submit the assignment that was due on the day of your absence, review the class work you missed, and be given the new assignment.
1) Show up on time and be prepared to learn and participate
2) Respect everyone’s ideas and beliefs
3) Respect everyone’s space and belongings
4) Students can expect the same respect from fellow students and myself
5) Students will be held accountable for the listed policies
CLASS RULES AND ATTENDANCE
All school rules outlined in the student handbook will be enforced. Make sure you are familiar with the handbook. Any cell phone that is being used with be taken by Mr. Guerra.
Computers will be used for many assignments and personal computers are allowed in class. However, it is up to the discretion of Mr. Guerra as to when they can be used. If a computer (school or personal) is not being used for school related activities, Mr. Guerra has the right to restrict computer access in class.
Course assignments are graded as follows: √+ = 100%, √ = 80%, and √- = 65%.
Assignments submitted on time and completed according to all directions will receive a √+. Assignments submitted late and completed according to all directions will receive a √. Assignments submitted on time and not completed according to all directions will receive a √. Assignments submitted late and not completed according to all directions will receive a √-. Assignments never submitted will receive a grade of zero.
Attendance is MANDATORY at the internship site and will be documented. Mentors are making a serious commitment to the program and they expect students to do the same. In the unlikely event of an absence, students MUST call the Attendance Office), the Business Office and their mentor before she or he is scheduled to arrive.
Printable Course Documents
Mr. Guerra is in the Business Office Monday through Friday from 10:00-3:30. Additional times may be arranged by appointment. You may also reach him by email or 781-786-5957.