CareerConnect Round Up – February 14, 2017

CareerConnect Round Up – February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017 GWHS

CareerConnect Round Up – February 14, 2017

CareerLaunch

I am very pleased to announce that GWHS CareerConnect has placed five students in CareerLaunch Internships during the spring semester. Internship participants will earn a financial award, gain valuable experience, and come away with high school credit at the completion of the internship. Congratulations to Lemi Abera and Pam Hogu, who will be interning with DPS Finance Department, Richard Zamora and Jetzabeth Munoz, who will be interning with Colorado Veterans Home, and Michelle Adusei, who will be interning at McMeen Elementary School. If you are interested in learning more about CareerLaunch Internship opportunities for the summer, please click HERE. If you would like to learn about how to become an industry partner and host DPS CareerConnect students, please contact Pathway Director Gideon Geisel directly at gideon_geisel@dpsk12.org.

CareerCoach

Last week, eleven members of the inaugural CareerCoach mentoring cohort had the pleasure of going on a campus visit to UCD. During the visit, students were treated to an informational session with admissions representatives from both the Downtown and Anschutz campuses, a student roundtable, and a tour. It was a fantastic opportunity for these MedConnect students to see what the college acceptance process is like and what can be expected once they’re on campus. We are very excited to announce that the CareerCoach participants will also get to go to CCD Lowry Health Campus and University of Colorado Anschutz to round out their campus visits.

Ms. Ozee’s High School of Business students launched their second project of the semester through a classroom visit by local real estate developer James Herron. James was instrumental in giving students an overview of zoning laws, as well as giving an introduction to the development process. Students will be presenting their learnings of Opportunity Costs Associated with Economic Decision Making by making recommendations of development to vacant land in the George neighborhood. If you would like to RSVP to be an audience member during a presentation on March 1 or 2, please fill out the form HERE.

MedConnect students were treated to their second CareerX Job Exploration event at Denver Health last week. During their experience, every student actually used the Ultrasound Machine, gained exposure to careers in the lab and ambulance, and learned CPR basics. The day was capped off with a dissection of an eyeball and heart, led by an ER Physician. Thank you, Denver Health, for an amazing day!

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