BHS Career TREK Program

    Marie Mirabella
    Career Advisor
    Career and Technical Education
    Follow me @BHSCareerAd on Twitter
    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 

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    Bright Horizons
               Bright Horizøns Early Education                                     Friday, October 12th
                                Robotic Surgery                                                Wednesday, October 17th-This is event is FULL.                                                                                                                                                           I hope to plan a second robotics event.  
    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         
     cyber security              Homeland Security/Cyber Security                          Thursday, December 13

                                  Second Semester Career TREK Opportunities

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