Students explore future careers in CHS internship program
Real world experiences
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
While some teens were spending their summer kicking back with friends, others were working up to 40 hours per week in professional internships.
These students, from the CHS Math, Science and Technology Magnet program, worked at internships ranging from designing a program at Underwriters Laboratories to spending time in the operating room of a plastic surgeon’s office, to measuring the health of local waterways.
The internship program was spearheaded by CHS Magnet teacher Ron Wright and community volunteer/business organization developer Chad Stewart four years ago, as a way for students to gain real-world experience in potential future careers before going to college.
Students are paired with businesses or experts in various fields and also had mentors.