Hire Houston Youth will hosts various hiring events open to all youth ages 16 and up. These events are open to the public and do not require applicants to pre-register or be pre-screened. Many of these events include employers who can Hire On The Spot!
Youth MUST bring documents to prove their eligibility to work. To view a list of acceptable documents click here.
jobe case gave me hope i now have a job and i just turned sixteen today so people who feel like the have no hope well guess again there IS HOPE !
Volunteering is a great way for high school students to give back to the community, experience working in a certain field, and gain valuable new skills. It speaks to your character in a way that test scores cannot, and it will give your college applications a boost.
So, if you’re in high school and thinking about volunteering, read on to learn about how it’s beneficial, and why we recommend it.
Benefits of Volunteering 1. A way to give back As a student, you’re probably super busy. Between school work, clubs, sports, a job (if you have one), your days fill up quickly. But volunteering your time is selfless, and a generous way to get to know a new group of people with whom you’d otherwise not interact. From volunteering at a preschool to spending time with senior citizens, it can be deeply fulfilling, and it’s sure to make a profound difference to the community you’re spending time with.
2. Build new skills and relationships Volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills that are foundational to any future career. You’ll sharpen your organizational skills, prioritization, time management, problem solving, and communication skills, to name a few. It’s also a great opportunity to network and build out a list of contacts whom you can reach out to in the future.
3. Resume/college application boost Volunteering can set you apart from other applicants and candidates. Doing something for which you aren’t paid shows selflessness, drive, ambition, and creativity: qualities that make you stand out. While many volunteering programs can even transfer into school credits, it’s also a great way to gain real-world work experience while you’re still in school.
4. Promotes open-mindedness Between working with a community of retirees to helping out at a zoo, volunteering opens yourself up to new experiences, and it can help you see the world differently. It keeps you grounded and fosters a sense of social awareness. New experiences can open the door to new passions, too. And who knows? Volunteering could lead you to find your future career.
Where to start Here are some great places to look into volunteering if you’re interested in taking the next step. • Sports lovers: volunteer to help with after-school fundraising activities for school sports teams, help coach younger kids in little league/other sports, assist with sports team management • Animal lovers: local animal shelter, help with dog adoption services, zoo/aquarium • Nature lovers: volunteer at your local farmer’s market and help with general set up/produce transfer, check out any local tree planting/greenery initiatives, volunteer at your local nature conservancy branch to help with garbage clean-up, trail clearing, river cleaning, habitat restoration, and more • “People” people: local hospitals, soup kitchens or food banks, retirement or nursing homes, reading at a local library, preschool or childcare centers
For any and all of these places, we recommend doing a quick search of the area that interests you and looking for a phone number or your town’s local programs. Ask if they’re looking for any volunteers...you’ll likely be welcomed to help with open arms.
I finally got a job at Dunkin Donuts!!!! I kept striking out over and over, but then I knew what I did wrong. I would apply online and not hear anything. The day I applied to DD my mom dropped me off and I went inside and asked for the manager. She was really busy so I waited. When she came out to see me I handed her my application. I thanked her for her time and told her why I am the right person for the job. I made sure to smile and have good eye contact like my dad said to. She sat down with me and interviewed me right there!!! A few days later I was hired :) Try going inside guys it got me my job and I am so happy!!
Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps is now open to 15-year-olds! This is a great opportunity for youth ages 15 to 18 years old to gain job skills and learn more about natural resources, while improving public lands and reducing the threat of wildfires in our community.
The program runs from June 25th through August 16th. Youth will work 9 hours a day Monday through Thursday. Youth crews meet daily in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, La Pine, Crescent, Madras, and Warm Springs.
I am 16 and just got my first job working at pizza hut. Its good for now plus I get discounts on pizza so that's cool. If you want to get a job too make a resume. Don;t know how? Google resume templates teen and use some of the ideas to help make yours. It's really easy. Then drop it off at the job u want. You HAVE to go in! Ask for the manager and act happy while you tell them who u are, and then hand them your resume. Trust me it works! Call back in a few days to check in with them. If you don’t do anything then it won’t happen.
We got the inside scoop from a Starbucks hiring manager. Check it out.
Note: answers may differ state by state and store by store. So, ask your local store for specific details about their positions.
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What is Year Up? Year Up is a one-year program that helps teens and young adults gain skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their full potential in their professional careers or college.
The year consists of 2 parts: 1. Job-readiness classes like 'how to use Excel' and 'how to prepare and send out a resume’ 2. An internship at some pretty big-name companies! My mentee, Jordan, worked at John Hancock Financial. Some of his friends had internships at Harvard University and Fidelity Investments. This gave him great experience to put on his resume!
Why should you consider Year Up?
As a mentor, I worked with Jordan throughout his year at Year Up and witnessed first hand how life-changing this experience can be for teens! He went from having no work experience to graduating from the program and landing a great customer service job at Reebok.
Want to learn more? Visit their website today! https://www.yearup.org/
Feel free to ask me any questions, or share anything about your own #YearUp experience!
Don’t dismiss the idea of high school internships until you’ve got the facts.
First, let’s bust a few myths:
Now that we’ve cleared that up, keep in mind that timing is everything. March and April are prime application time for summer internships.! Read on for facts, tips and resources to help you decide if an internship is right for you, and how to get started.
Types of internships The best internship options for high schoolers are: paid, unpaid, for-credit and not-for-credit. Though each one varies, they’re similar in that they all help with early stage career-building, look great on college applications, help you make industry connections, are a chance to lock down high-level references and referrals, and ultimately, can lead to a permanent job.
Unpaid: Same idea as a paid internship, but make sure you are getting a fair payoff of exposure, learning, and networking opportunities. • Harvard Summer Program for High School Students • Stanford University Research Program • Wedding & Event Planning • Environmental Protection Agency
For-Credit: Many high schools and colleges offer internship programs in exchange for school credit. The idea is to help you work toward graduation, and once you have your degree, you’ll have that much more experience in your field! Many of these internships can also be done for non-credit. Not-For-Credit internships are usually for students who do not need any additional credit on their transcripts, but want more practical experience. (Note: these are traditionally for college-bound students or college students, but you can still keep an eye out to see if they can be obtained while in high school) • Engineering • Technical Intern • Creative Services • Digital Media • Legal Justice
Benefits We already busted the myth that interns live to serve coffee, run errands and make copies. What you can expect is behind-the-scenes access to action that’s usually reserved for seasoned professionals. It’s a great way to “try on” an industry, business, or career before taking the plunge for real.
Some more benefits of internships: • Work experience trumps any and all coursework or volunteering...it’s a great resume booster. • Automatic references and referrals • Network connections and contacts • RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE! A student internship is a rare opportunity to obtain actual work credit, which will make you stand out against other high schoolers with no work experience and increase your chances of landing a job.
SIDE NOTE: This kind of “career exploration” isn’t exclusive to only students who plan to go to college. Apprenticeships are a great way for vocational school students or trade workers to gain practical hands-on experience and training in a specialized field.
Resources Now that you know the types of internships and how they’re beneficial, here’s some info compiled to help you find – and land – your 2018 summer internship. • 15 Awesome Internships for High School Students • Summer 2018 Internships Search • 6 Reasons To Do An Internship • Career Advice: Why Internships Rock • 15 Ways to Stand Out As An Intern • NASA Internships
AND, don’t miss these tips straight from the Jobcase Jobready Kit to help you get in tip-top internship shape: • How to use the Jobcase resume generator • Jobcase Jobready Checklist • The small stuff matters! How & why you should add it to your Jobcase profile
High school is not too early to start thinking ahead, and an internship is just that: an investment or in your future.
So, overall, think of an internship as a unique chance to “test drive” and explore an interest. No contracts signed, no long-term commitments. It’s less about making money and more about getting hands on, in your face, real-world experience.
What are some reasons you would consider an internship? What kind of internship interests you, and why?