The junior class had their first look at ESD's WORX Internship Program today with insight from College Guidance, WORX founder Robert Shive, current WORX leader Ian Feuer, and ESD seniors who participated in the program last summer.
By participating in ESD's WORX Internship Program, now in its sixth year, rising seniors have the opportunity to intern with a variety of local companies in different industries. The program was established with the intent of bringing college-level internship programs to ESD students, giving them exposure to multiple industries before picking a major in college.
After Mr. Feuer explained more about the program itself and the importance of the experience, he turned the mic over to Aly Molubhoy '18 and Emilie Owens '18, ESD seniors who both found great success in their WORX internships last summer.
"It's like a test drive before starting your career," explained Owens, who interned with the AT&T Performing Arts Center. "You're placed in an industry you're interested in and by the end of your internship, you're really able to pinpoint what you specifically want to do."
With 60 WORX partners in nearly 40 different industries, the opportunities for ESD students are vast. From law and finance to event planning, filmmaking, and the sciences, students are given a priceless opportunity to experience the work field before they are even done with high school. And with the network of WORX partners expanding every year, the opportunities are only growing.
Applications for juniors to apply for a WORX Internship were emailed and posted today on Schoology and are due by Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. Please contact College Guidance with questions.
If you're an employer looking to provide an internship, please click here for the WORX Partner Intern Request form.