During the Career Exploration Experience, students explore careers, develop technical skills, gain practical work experience, and refine their professional skills as they work in small teams to complete one or more specific micro-projects.
Students can submit an application along with their cover letter(s) and resume(s) for up to three companies including:
Additionally, students have the option to explore Careers in AI. Learn more about the companies via the opportunity board.
Students will have the opportunity to:
The Career Exploration Experience is a hybrid experience; activities will be scheduled on Monday through Thursday, between 1pm-5pm.
Students admitted to the program will be expected to fully participate in the onboarding process, all activities, professional learning and mentoring, as well as complete a mentor-sponsored project. Anticipated schedule:
Depending on the assignment, students will work in teams with mentors to complete specific micro-projects, typical tasks might include:
This 90-hour micro-internship program provides rising high school seniors the opportunity to:
The Career Exploration Experience is scheduled 6/10/24 to 7/18/24, students will be expected to fully participate in all activities, professional learning and mentoring, as well as complete a mentor-sponsored project.
This is a hybrid experience with regularly scheduled meetings with an academic advisor and/or success coach, in addition to industry mentors.
The application period opens Jan 8th, 2024, applications (including a cover letter and resume) must be submitted via this online form by midnight 2/16. Interviews, as required, will be scheduled between 3/4 through 3/22
Use your cover letter to introduce yourself and highlight why you would be a strong candidate for the micro-internship opportunity. Limit your cover letter to one-page, and use a professional 10pt or 11 pt font. As you develop your cover letter and resume, we encourage you to use the opportunity board, micro-internship position description and hosting company’s website as resources.
To make your cover letter seem more personable, address the letter to a specific person (see opportunity board) and reference the specific Career Exploration Experience that you are seeking. You will have the option to submit a cover letter and resume for up to three different experiences from the opportunity board.
Take time to introduce yourself in the letter. In three – four short sentences, share what grade you are in and special courses or programs you may have completed that align to the Career Exploration Experience. Then, discuss your present; highlight your strengths, skills, and interests. Finally, explain your career aspirations and what you hope to gain from the experience.
An important question to address in the cover letter is why you want to participate in the Career Exploration Experience. Identifying specific aspects of the Career Exploration Experience that appeal to you and taking the time to highlight a project (or your specific experiences or skills) shows that you have researched the Career Exploration Experience and are genuinely excited to participate in the program.
Keep your cover letter under a page using clear, direct language.
Your resume provides the selection committee insights into who you are; your professionalism, strengths, competencies, and aspirations. As you create your resume remember to highlight the experience and competencies you’ve developed through your academic projects, work experience, leadership roles, extra-curricular activities, or community service, as well as any certifications or awards you may have earned. Key resume sections include:
The application packet includes an application form, resume and cover letter. Application questions include: