Internships and Apprenticeships for High School Students
March 29 2012
Interested in getting a jump start into the work force? We’re not just talking about a part-time job, even though part-time jobs are great and help you learn lots of transferable skills. We’re talking about getting your career started today, even though you’re still in high school!
An internship or apprenticeship will enable you to learn job-ready skills directly related to the occupation/industry you’re interested in pursuing after post-secondary. Most students don’t know the benefits of internships or apprenticeships until during or even after post-secondary but they’re available to you now, as a high school student, and are a great way to get your resume started!
Some placements will only take recent graduates or post-secondary students who require an internship/apprenticeship for credit, but it doesn’t hurt to ask if they will consider high school students. Sell yourself – tell them why you should be considered and why you’re right for the job!
If you’re wondering what apprenticeship/internship options are available to you, talk to your guidance counsellor for more information, conduct your own research or tap into your network for possible resources. (HINT: Don’t know what “your network” is? Check out our previous blog post to find out more.
Are you interested in doing an internship/apprenticeship? Share with us in the comment section below!
P.S. Speaking of getting your resume started – did you know myBlueprint is launching a resume builder? Coming soon to your myBlueprint Profile!
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