BHS Career TREK Program
Marie MirabellaCareer AdvisorCareer and Technical EducationFollow me @BHSCareerAd on TwitterOffice HoursMonday - Thursday8:00 -2:00 pmOffice located in the Counseling/Student Services DepartmentOffice Hours subject to change with Career TREKS, events, and meetings.Email me to make an appointment that fits your schedule.E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.orgCall me: 847-756-2473WHAT: 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 OpportunitiesEvent Link to Flyer DateBright Horizøns Early Education Friday, October 12thRobotic Surgery Wednesday, October 17th-This is event is FULL. I hope to plan a second robotics event.Carpenters Apprentice & Training Center Wednesday, October 31stEngineering Day/Chemical Engineering Tuesday, November 6thMarriott Theatre Friday, November 16th. Law Day @ Rolling Meadows Court House Wednesday, November 28thGraphic Arts Print Expo Friday, November 30Homeland Security/Cyber Security Thursday, December 13
Second Semester Career TREK OpportunitiesEvent Link to Flyer Date