Special Programs and Career Opportunities

Graduation Success and Beyond Newsletter

Resume and Interview Overview 2021 (ppt)x

Freedom High School Employment Fair Virtual
When: April 12th at 8:30 AM
Participants Link
Employment Fair Flyer (pptx)

Phi Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Resume Writing and Interview Workshop

Phi Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will be holding a Resume Writing and Interview Workshop for Middle and High School students on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Resume Writing and Interview Workshop (PDF)



Advancing Latinos into Leadership Mentorship Program (ALLMP)

Advancing Latinas into Leadership Mentoring Program (ALLMP) is a non-profit designed to help young high school Latinas with leadership, college preparedness, community service, and professional development.

ALL mentors are professional Latinas who work for the government, private sector, or non-profit who want to make a difference in a young Latina's life. Our mission is to empower the next generation of Latinas and prepare them for their lives after high school by providing them the tools and resources they need to succeed. 
Email advancinglatinasintoleadership@gmail.com for more information.
Advancing Latinos into Leadership Mentorship Program Brochure (pdf)

American Pool 

We are hiring individuals 15 years or older to be lifeguards, pool managers, and supervisors. Pools are located all over Virginia and several in your community. We offer all the necessary training and certifications for our employees to succeed. These opportunities are great for high schoolers to have on their resumes.
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Camp Alleghany for Girls

As an all-girls Camp, we’re looking for female staff who are either 18+ or have graduated from high school to serve as counselors. We also have spots on our Green Team for guys who would thrive during a summer in the mountains doing manual labor on the river and on our grounds and facilities.  At ‘Ghany, we’re committed to a safe environment for our staff and campers. We’ve already put plans in place to keep everyone healthy while still operating vibrant, life changing, summer camp programs.  Beyond the deep healing of nature and community, working at Camp is also one of the best ways to gain practical skills that employers need — and seek — in applicants. Many 21st century skills are already difficult to teach in classrooms, but those same skills develop naturally at Camp. Counselors learn by doing, both with their campers and in leadership opportunities. We also offer ongoing professional development through weekly in-services for staff. These have included resume and budgeting workshops, an alumna and high level accountant speaking about women working in male dominated industries, and so much more.
Camp Alleghany for Girls Website

Continental Pools

Our staffing department is seeking your help this Fall and Spring; we are hiring students at least 15 years old to become pool managers and lifeguards at our facilities. As a guard with Continental, students will become certified lifeguards and are trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED. 
Continental Pools Flyer (PDF)


The College Board National Recognition Programs

The College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town, may be invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.
The College Board National Recognition Programs Website

DC College Counseling

Are you a high school student trying to find a DC high school internship during Summer 2021? Or are you an employer hoping to hire a high school intern? You're in the right place! Check out our database of DC high school internship opportunities for students in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or DC.
DC College Counseling Website

Edu-Futuro Spring Programs

At Edu-Futuro, we empower youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development, and parent engagement. Our intergenerational model prepares upper elementary, middle, and high school youth for college and career success before they graduate and furthermore, while students are attending college and are ready to join the workforce. All of this is achieved through our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Pipeline. Last year alone, our leaders in ELP II were able to take home $5.5 million dollars in scholarships. We want to make this happen for the students at Brentsville District High School.
 
Edu-Futuro Spring Programs Website

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan

The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power, and thrill, of coding computers to do amazing things.  Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. No prior coding experience is required!  Using Python, course students will learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri, and even learn how to code their own versions of Snapchat lenses.

 The course includes weekly video lectures, reading, and coding assignments. 

Students will: 
Learn to code at their own pace w/ support from Michigan ECE faculty & students 
Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college apps
Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan Website

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Recruitment Section is happy to talk to individuals who want to learn more about a career in the fire and rescue department.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Website

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is currently hiring in our aquatics department for lifeguards and swimming instructors. Generally, these positions are filled by high school and college students due to the flexibility of scheduling.
Lifeguard and WSI Hiring Flyer (PDF)

Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Workforce Development has been a key initiative for HCCA as our companies continually seek unskilled(entry-level) and skilled workers to build VDOT and privately-funded projects.   If an individual is willing to get their hands dirty, now is a great time to step into a rewarding career path in heavy construction. HCCA member firms are hiring entry-level and skilled positions. I am collecting job listings from our companies and compiling them on our website to be used as a resource for job seekers to see the multitude of companies hiring now. HCCA teamed up with several trade associations to work with Governor Northam’s office on declaring Construction an essential service during the pandemic. Our companies’ crews have increased their safety measures and altered their work practices to accommodate CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in order to continue moving Virginia’s infrastructure forward.
Heavy Construction Contractors Association Website

Indel Power Group has created a Technician Apprenticeship Program 

Our team at Indel Power Group has created a Technician Apprenticeship Program designed as a career opportunity for graduating high school students.  Through our Technician Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will work alongside trained service technicians to learn new skills and grow in the diesel technology trade. We are not looking for experience, but rather the necessary attributes to learn and succeed. This accelerated program offers hands-on experience, with competitive pay, in place of attending a two-year technical program after graduation.
2020 Technician Apprentice Program - Brochure.pdf

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors Program

SHP 2021 is designed for high school students currently in tenth or eleventh grade who will be juniors and seniors next fall. We do, however, encourage highly motivated and confident ninth grade students (sophomores in the fall) to apply.

Due to the continuing public health crisis, the Cook Honors College Summer Honors Program is being offered online only this year.  It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes from home without the pressure of grades. You’ll make new friends, learn more about higher education, and feel a connection with other students.  Whether you love learning for its own sake or want to distinguish yourself this summer, SHP 2021 Online may be right for you.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Honors Program Website

JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication Program

Have you ever had a question, searched for an answer online, but couldn’t find it? We spend much of middle school and high school learning facts about science and math, so it might seem like we know everything about our world; however, in truth, we still don’t know a lot about how our universe works. But there is a solution: the scientific method can help answer any question you might have, from finding a cure to a disease to designing a rocket to Mars.
JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication Program Website

The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) 

The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) is an all-expenses-paid residential STEM research experience in Maryland or New Mexico. Join us to participate in a hands-on research project mentored by scientists while living on campus at a university! You will gain research experience and problem-solving skills while learning about STEM careers and meeting new people.
The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) Website

Lockheed Martin Post-HS Apprenticeship:

https://vimeo.com/453306443/77acad255c 

Heavy Equipment Operator Spring-2021 (PDF)

Mercy College Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills.  The weeklong program is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities.  In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.  There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free.  Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.  

CRITERIA:
·         Current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business
·         Cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale)
·         Demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills
Mercy College Leadership Academy Website

Micron Virtual Job Shadow

Micron will offer monthly virtual job shadow experiences for 9th – 12th grade students. Students will spend three hours learning about the semiconductor industry, interacting with employees in certain careers and finding out what it takes to pursue that career! Each month there will be different Job shadow careers to choose from. When you sign up you will receive additional information to attend the event, including your virtual link.
For additional information contact Micron K-12 Programs.
Micron Virtual Job Shadow Events Website

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a high-tech career in the Semiconductor Industry?  Micron will offer monthly virtual job shadow experiences for 9th – 12th grade students. Students will spend three hours learning about the semiconductor industry, interacting with employees in certain careers and finding out what it takes to pursue that career! Each month there will be different Job shadow careers to choose from. When you sign up you will receive additional information to attend the event, including your virtual link.

For additional information contact Micron K-12 Programs.

2021 Careers in a High-Tech World events:

All events will be held 10:00am – 1:00pm Mountain Time

Monday, January 25 - Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering

Monday, February 22 - Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Monday, March 15 - Technician and Skilled Trades Careers

Monday, April 19 - Computer Science Careers: Computer & Software Engineering, IT, Data Science

Pre-register for a Job Shadow Event here: 2021 Micron Job Shadow

Laurie Anderson, STEM Education Programs Manager lauranderson@micron.com 

Millennium Pool Management

Available positions on Indeed:

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Millennium-Pool-Management,-LLC/jobs

Link to their website to apply:

https://mpmpools.com/careers/

Students can also call our office at (703) 880-8448 with questions.
Millennium Career Flyer (PDF)

NOVA SySTEMic Resources: Virtual Career Resources

NOVA SySTEMic Resources: Virtual Career Resources Website

Novant Health Summer Teen Program

Thank you for your interest in the Novant Health Auxiliary Teen Volunteer Summer Program! The program will be held at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center, 8700 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia.

ONLY completed application packets, to include references, will be accepted. The application and information packet below provide additional program requirements for participation. All applicants must have completed their sophomore year of high school by summer 2021. We offer a choice of three two-week sessions, which will introduce students to the culture of the hospital.
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Novant Health Summer Teen Program Website
Novant Health Summer Teen Program FAQ's (PDF)

Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

The Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.  The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.  There is no shortage of candidates for the Apprentice Program. Each year a limited number of applicants are accepted. This ensures those applicants have a good opportunity to remain employed throughout their Apprenticeship and that all Apprentices receive consistent quality of training throughout their career.
Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Website

Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has started hiring for all of its aquatic locations.  $11.67 per hour and FREE TRAINING. Fill out the link below and participate in a swim test and interview on the spot!
Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Website

Prince William County School Summer Temporary Employment Opportunities

Office of Facilities Services
Independent Hill Complex
4800 Joplin Road
Manassas, Virginia 20112

* Landscaping/Mowing

* Roofing Repair (must be at least 18 years old)

* Structures & Grounds (Brick, Block, Concrete & Asphalt work)

* Carpentry (Relocating & Restoring Trailers)

* HVAC (Changing Filters, Organizing Mechanical Rooms)

* Kitchen (Cleaning Ice Makers)

* Custodial (Gym Floor Cleaning)

Pay Rates: Starting at $10.50 per hour 
Hours: 6 am—2pm OR 7 am—3pm
Probable Length: 3-6 Months (Summer Months)

 Visit www.pwcs.edu to apply online
OR CONTACT Elizabeth at 703.675.6554 (text) /  blanckme@pwcs.edu
Summer Temp Flyer 2021 (pdf)
Prince William County School Summer Temporary Employment Opportunities Website

Prompt’s College Essay Webinar

Prompt’s free webinar about college admissions essays is being held on Tuesday, April 13. You can click here to register.  Strong college essays can increase your chances of acceptance up to 5 times compared to others with a similar academic profile.  Our friends at Prompt are college essay experts. They help thousands of students gain admission to top-50 colleges (and more) every year.  They’ll be hosting a free 30-minute webinar for our families on “Secrets to Great College Essays.”  They are offering the webinar at two different times.

Choose one:
April 13 at 6pm: Click here for more information
April 13 at 7pm: Click here for more information

RSVP required. 

Quest Student Research Summer 2021 Internship program 

Quest Student Research Summer 2021 Internship program will begin Friday, June 11, 2021, and will conclude on Saturday, July 31, 2021, with the Annual Student Research Symposium. Please see specific dates for each project within this period.  Applications may be submitted by April 15, 2021. Applicants selected to proceed with the application process will be sent an invitation to interview by mid-May. QSRI admissions committee will inform applicants of admissions and stipend decisions by the end of May.  Accepted students are expected to register by June 3, 2021. The registration fee is $60.00. This fee will be waived for students with family income at or below the 200th percentile of the federal poverty level in their 2020 tax return.
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Quest Student Research Summer 2021 Internship program Website
Quest Student Research Summer 2021 Internship program flyer (PDF)

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  For over 25 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends.  The workshop is held each June on the beautiful campus of Denison University, a leading liberal arts college, in the village of Granville, Ohio. 
Reynolds Young Writers Workshop Website

Saint Francis University STEAM Summer Academies

The STEAM Summer Academies are one-week immersive programs in chemistry, engineering, pre-med, and psychology for high school students who are currently in grades 10 and 11 (and are at least 15 years old) and are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics.

Academies will be held the week of June 20 - 25, 2021.   Academy Program Fee is $500.  This includes all instruction materials and room and board on our campus.  Limited Financial Aid is available.  Participants will be eligible for a $2,000/year scholarship (up to four years) if enrolling as a full time SFU student within two years of high school graduation. 

We are offering the following academies:

  • Chemistry Exploration Academy
  • Environmental Engineering Design Academy
  • Pre-Med Academy
  • Psychology and Neuroscience Academy
Saint Francis University STEAM Summer Academies Website 


Steamfitters Apprenticeship for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Poping & Environmental Systems Trades
Steamfitters Internship App.pdf

Trades and Apprenticeship Career Paths

Join us to hear from specialized career representatives from Lockheed Martin, JATC Electrical Apprenticeship, Associated Builders & Contractors, and LFCC Workforce Solution Trade Programs (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Heavy Equipment Operator). 
Trades and Apprenticeship Career Paths Recording Link

Mometrix Test Preparation - SAT Practice Test
Mometrix Test Preparation Website

SteamFitters UA Local 602

The Apprenticeship program is a five-year training program.  Apprentices are assigned to a union contractor and work on assigned work sites, generally forty hours per week, depending on the job conditions and the economy.
SteamFitters UA Local 602 Website

T.B.I. Lawn Care

We are currently offering entry-level career opportunities in our turf care division.  The training will include applications of various materials to develop turfgrass to its highest potential.
Contact us today at (703) 455-5296 or info@turfbuilders.com

Tri-Ed Tutoring

Tri-Ed Tutoring is a family-owned business that provides private in-home and online tutoring services for all subjects and grade levels, including SAT and ACT prep. We currently have tutors available in most Northern Virginia and DC metro areas.
Tri-Ed Tutoring Website

Ua Local 5 JATC

The Plumber’s Local #5 Apprenticeship School is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.  The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.
Ua Local 5 JATC Website

US Naval Academy

The preliminary application for admission to the Class of 2025 through our Admissions website at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/.  We do conduct a rolling admissions process, and therefore, completing your application early is highly encouraged. Please know, however, your preliminary application must be submitted by December 31, 2020. 

Although we have reduced or postponed our external outreach efforts due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that our Office of Admissions remains fully operational.  We have posted a Naval Academy Admissions Brief on YouTube for students, parents, and educators to familiarize themselves with our admissions process.  All of our counselors are available to conduct virtual visits and attend virtual college fairs as requested. 

Vint Hill Educational Services

Vint Hill Educational Services offers mock tests for the ACT and SAT. These are taken in a group setting to simulate the testing environment. For the ACT and SAT, we will review the scores to see which test the student is scoring higher on. Since all colleges and universities accept both tests, it's beneficial to know if your child is scoring higher on the ACT or SAT.  Check out our ACT versus SAT comparison chart for test differences.
 Vint Hill Educational Services Website

Virginia Commonwealth University

While we are currently unable to host students on campus, we offer multiple opportunities for students to connect with the Office of Admissions. Throughout each week, we offer live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions. Students should register online to participate. We also offer a virtual campus tour that students and their families may access online from the comfort of their home.  The Office of Admissions is still able to be reached by phone between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at (804)828-1222, and via email at ugrad@vcu.edu.
Live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions registration

Virtual Campus Tour

Virginia Space Grant 

NASA Sponsored STEM Programs - Full Website
Virginia Space Grant Website

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

DCR's Virginia State Park Youth Conservation Corps Program was honored with the United States Department of the Interior's Outstanding State Volunteer program award in 2010. The Take Pride in America award cited the YCC's "... outstanding commitment to the stewardship of America's public lands and natural and cultural resources."  Overview: The mission of DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is to engage young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Website

VT Corp of Cadets

Spend the night program.
VT Corp of Cadets Website

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority: Civil Engineering

Careers: https://www.mwaa.com/about/careers