BHS Career TREK Program

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

     Career Night           Free D214 Career Nights                                            September 17 & 26 and October 15, 2019                                            Independent Opportunity  

    Bright Horizons
                     Bright Horizons Early Education                                  October 2, 2019
     Golden Oaks        Golden Oaks Dairy Farm                                             October 10, 2019
    Zurich Insurance          Zurich Insurance-Schaumburg                                   October 21, 2019
                          Surgical Robotic Event-Alexian Brothers                       October 22, 2019
    AA        American Airlines-O'Hare International Airport                October 24, 2019
     women who build       Women In Construction Day                                     November 8, 2020     
                                      Independent Opportunity                                 
    FabTech       FabTech Student Summit 2019 Manufacturing Show   November 14, 2019
    Engineering               Engineering Day/Chemical Engineering                           November 20, 2019
    Marriott            Marriott Theatre                                                          TBD November 2019
    makerfest        Harper College's First MakerFest                                   October 5, 2019
                                       Independent Opportunity              
    Law Day                 Law Day at Rolling Meadows Courthouse                       TBD October 2019                                                

                                  Second Semester Career TREK Opportunities

    Event                             Link to Flyer                                  Date                      
    Engineering   Barrington High School-First "What is Enginerering?" Fair!         TBD January 2020                                         Come learn about the different fields of engineering! Students         6pm-8:30pm
                                 and their families will have the opportunity to hear from
                                 professionals in the field and visit with college admissions reps.   
                                                          Independent Opportunity 
    Skilled Trades     4th Annual BHS Skilled Trades Fair! Are you hands on?             TBD February 20, 2020
                                       Visit the skilled trades fair during lunch hours.  Learn about
                                      careers in automotives, carpentry, heating ventilation HVAC,
                                      construction, Welding, Manufacturing, Plumbling and Electrician.
                                        social work, mental health nursing and expressive therapy. 
                                          dietician, radiology tech, ultrasound tech, human services and more. 
    Career Expo  Career Expo held at Schaumburg High School                    TBD March 2020
                                                                Independent Opportunity                                       4:30pm-6:30pm

    EXPLORE ENGINEERING                  Explore Engineering at Harper College-flyer TBD         TBD March 2020

                                                                 Independent Opportunity 
    Healthcare 2   Healthcare Career Night-Good Shepherd Hospital-flyer TBD   TBD April 2020
                                                                          Independent Opportunity
    Equine Therapy   Learn about Equine Therapy.  Visit Walk On Equine Assisted  
                                                                         Activities in Barrington.