Each year, the SPHS Business Advisory Board co-sponsors Mock Interviews and career conversations with English 11 teachers and the PTSO. A group of BAB members visit the juniors in advance to give them tips on resume writing and interview skills. The English 11 teachers follow up with classroom instruction and a graded assignment to create a resume.
Then, over a three-day period in December, about 100 community volunteers come to the school to conduct 15-minute mock interviews and talk about careers to over 500 high school juniors who are dressed for success. The opportunity to practice interview skills and discuss their career and educational goals with a member of the community is invaluable.
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Please Contact: Nancy Jackson, School and Community Liasion 410-544-0900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Money Grows on Skills, Not Trees.
Each year, the Severna Park High School Business Advisory Board sponsors a Financial Literacy Week for all Severna Park High School students. This powerful week in March, includes a Fun Feeder Family Night Event, Financial Literacy Advisory Lessons for Students, Trivia, Games, Guest Speakers, Reality Fairs, and visits from Financial Institutions. In an effort to provide meaningful conversation about financial topics, we are looking for volunteers to help make this week a success. Check back for upcoming dates and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact JoAnne Brack, email@example.com
Career Internship Mentor contact Internship Teacher, Jill Mckay, firstname.lastname@example.org Professionals in all career areas to serve as internship mentors to seniors who are exploring career options. 8 hours per week for one semester.
Business Competition Judge contact Business Dept. Chair, Beth Colon, email@example.com Business professionals to serve as judges in county, state and/or national business competitions.
Engineering Design & Development Project Mentor
contact EDD Teacher, Steve Cahoon, firstname.lastname@example.org a yearlong-capstone Project Lead the Way course, small groups of seniors design and develop a product using Autodesk Inventor and develop a prototype.
EDD Group Mentor – Engineer assigned to one or two project groups of students (3 or 4 students per group), available through email, occasional phone, and would also be willing/able to meet with the students at school at least once per school quarter (more always appreciated).
General Mentor – Engineer available as a general resource with a specific or varied background, and would not be assigned to a particular group. This mentor may be emailed by groups, occasionally called (if pre-established with group) and perhaps visit the school when/if available to (for engineers who are not able to committee to a particular group due to projects at work or travel that would make him/her unavailable for a period of time).
EDD Resource/Materials/Fabrication Mentor someone with contacts, or disposable inventory of various materials or fabrication means (or both) which students may have access to when they reach the fabrication aspect of their projects metal bending, welding, donations of some materials such as aluminum pipe/bar etc).
Leadership Institute Senior Project Mentor
contact E. Colon, Leadership Institute Advisor, email@example.com
Capstone senior service project for seniors who have completed Leadership 1 and 2.
Mentor with organizational/leadership skills consults on all aspects of the project planning and implementation, communicate/meet as needed at school and at project sites, scope of commitment is one semester or less as needed.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutor
contact Kathy Kidd, AVID Teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
AVID Tutors - facilitate small groups of students during the AVID tutorials in class. One or two days a week (Weds and/or Thurs) for as many periods as they like. Expertise in the academic subject is not required. AVID training is available.
Falcon Flight Mentor
contact Assistant Principal, Linda Jones, email@example.com Mentors needed to work with African American students so that they can achieve their maximum potential.
Poetry Out Loud Judge
contact English Department Chair, C. Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org Judge 11th grade poetry reading contest one morning in December. Directions and evaluation form provided in advance.
For information about serving as a mentor, contact: JoAnne Brack: email@example.com