BHS Career TREK Program

    Marie Mirabella
    Career Advisor
    Career and Technical Education
    Follow me @BHSCareerAd on Twitter
     Scroll down for a list of Career TREKS Planned
    Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    8:00 -2:00 pm
    Office located in the Counseling/Student Services Department
    Office Hours subject to change with Career TREKS, events, and meetings.
    Email me to make an appointment that fits your schedule.
    Call me: 847-756-2473
     Immerse every student in a culture of learning: rigor; personalized; growth mindset.
    WHAT: Career TREKs offer a wonderful way to explore and experience an area of interest for future employment. These supervised excursions help students learn from, interact with, and question professionals in job settings related to possible career fields. 
    WHY: TREKs offer options for students to have access to a culture of learning that may be outside of their traditional path--it offers personalized rigor, learning, and encourages a growth mindset.
    WHEN: The TREKs take place during the school day - most are only a few hours.
    WHERE: The TREKs depart from BHS on buses or larger vans. Students will meet in a central area to sign-in before departure; TREKs may be to local or suburban businesses, Harper College, an area University, or even in Chicago. 
    HOW: Students need parent or guardian permission to participate, and are excused from the necessary periods. Students are responsible for making up all work they might miss in the classes.
    WHO: These trips fill up quickly on a first-come basis, with priority given to Juniors and Seniors. If you want to participate, get your completed permission slip back as soon as possible. 
    EATS:  If students are out of school for lunch, the TREK will often include a stop at a quick food restaurant (student costs), or students are welcome to bring their own lunch; time or arrangements are always made to keep the students fueled for their TREK.
    COSTS: The costs of TREKs is covered through Barrington 220 and a partnership/grant-funded program by the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS). Students may be responsible for food costs.
    QUESTIONS: Please stop by  if you have a certain career you are interested in exploring. Or if you want more info about a particular career option.
    MORE: For other events outside the school day, internships, and camps please click here: 
    http://www.necsspartnership.com/students-parents/events-internships-and-camps/. You can also contact Mrs. Mirabella,  for info about various internships during the school year and also summer school.
    EVEN MORE: Be sure and check out the Career TREK boards in the Counseling Department, watch the video monitors throughout the school, check-in on BHS Announcements, FaceBook, Twitter @BHSCareerAd, and Schoology. #LetYourMindWonder

    EVALUATE: Please take a moment after you go on a TREK and complete a quick survey on your phone. Text "D220Survey" to 555888 to offer your feedback. We value your comments and suggestions.

    NECSS: Not just another acronym, this stands for the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success http://necsspartnership.com. Their mission is to develop programs with partners--in this case, District 220, District 211, District 214, and Harper College-- that inspire postsecondary education and career readiness as a life goal. Through this partnership, BHS students are invited to attend Career Nights, Mega-TREKS, and career exploration events hosted by other local area high schools. These events are advertised through our usual D220 avenues.

                     First Semester Career TREK Opportunities 


    ___Event_____        Link to Flyer                                Date                                               


    Bright Horizons
                              Bright Horizøns Early Education                      Friday, October 12th
                                      Robotic Surgery                                            Wednesday, October 17th-
                                                                                                         This event is FULL.                                                                                                                                           
    Carpenters Apprentice & Training Center         Carpenters Apprentice & Training Center                Wednesday, October 31st             
    Engineering         Engineering Day/Chemical Engineering                   Tuesday, November 6th
    Marriott          Marriott Theatre                                               Friday, November 16th 
    Law Day            Law Day @ Rolling Meadows Court House             Wednesday, November 28th 
    Graphic Arts Print Expo                     Graphic Arts Print Expo                                   Friday, November 30- CANCELLED   
     Bob Chinn's       Bob Chinn's Crab House                                   Tuesday, December 4
    Nordstrom            Nordstrom-Chicago                                        Thursday, December 6
     cyber security              Homeland Security/Cyber Security                    Thursday, December 13

                                  Second Semester Career TREK Opportunities

    Event                             Link to Flyer                                  Date                      
    Engineering   Barrington High School-First "What is Enginerering?" Fair!     Thursday, January 24                                                                                                                                  6:00pm-8:15pm
                                 Come learn about the different fields of engineering! Students    Location: BHS Auditorium
                                 and their families will have the opportunity to hear from
                                 professionals in the field and visit with college admissions reps.   
    Bulls              Chicago Bulls-Sports Business/Marketing                     Tuesday, February 5
    Skilled Trades     3rd Annual BHS Skilled Trades Fair. Are you hands on?       Tuesday, February 12
                                                                                                                               4/5/6 Hours   
                                      Visit the skilled trades fair during lunch hours.  Learn about
                                      careers in automotives, carpentry, heating ventilation HVAC,
                                      construction, Welding, Manufacturing, Plumbling and Electrician.

     Fall Line Motorsports  Fall-Line Motorsports                                                    Wednesday, February 20

                                           Visit a full size motorsports source specializing in 
                                           high performance vehicals. Tour the race shop and
                                           custom fabrication shop.  Q&A session w/ mechanics 
                                           and fabricators. 
                                         Tour Mario Triccoci University, receive an overview              Friday, February 22
                                         of beauty careers, attend a guest speaker event and
                                         participate in an activity        
                                        social work, mental health nursing and expressive therapy. 
                                          dietician, radiology tech, ultrasound tech, human services and more. 
    Long Grove Confectionery       Long Grove Confectionery - Baking & Pastry Arts                 Tuesday, March 12
                                            Guided tour along the production walkway. 
    Career Expo  Career Expo held at Schaumburg High School 4:30pm-6:30pm.   March 13
    Fashion         The School of the Art Institute of Chicago-                      Thursday, March 14 
                                          Fashion Design/Merchandising.  Visit The School of the
                                          Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Anthropologie

    EXPLORE ENGINEERING    Explore Engineering at Harper College-INDEPENDENT OPPORTUNITY   Saturday, March 16

    Graphic Arts                Pivot Design & Soulsight Iconic Brand Design                    Tuesday, March 19

    ECC        Elgin Community College-Automotive Program                 Friday, April 12

                                                                      Learn about ECC's automotive program, tour the automotive shop.  
    Equine Therapy   Learn about Equine Therapy.  Visit Walk On Equine Assisted  Wednesday, April 17
                                                                         Activities in Barrington.
                                               Hands on?  Considered a career as a union trained electrician?  
                                               Visit the Lake Country Joint Apprenticeship Training Center.   Tuesday, April 23
                                           Learn about their trade programs.                                           Thursday, April 25