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High School Career Preparation


High school students are ready to choose coursework that expands their career horizons, acquire pre-employment skills and practice what they’ve learned in school in structured work experience – either through part-time paid jobs or unpaid internships. Careers CLiC designs quality internship programs aligned with state standards and brings guest speakers into classrooms for advanced economics lessons. These programs enable students to deepen their understanding of themselves and acquire skills to prepare for their future.

TIPS (Training Interns and Partnering for Success)

The TIPS Career Readiness Course and Internship Program is available to New Hampshire and Vermont high schools. Lesson plans include topics that are critical to preparing students for their first work experiences:

  • Goals and Expectations
  • Emerging Fields
  • Ideal Job
  • Job Searching
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Innovation
  • Local Work Environments
  • Workplace Safety
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Internship Preparation
  • Reflection

The TIPS curriculum is aligned with New Hampshire’s Work-Study Practices, Vermont’s Education Quality Standards Transferable Skills and the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking).

NH and VT high schools can download a one-page program summary and complete a brief form to request TIPS.

Business leaders can Volunteer to participate in TIPS as guest speakers, tour sites or internship hosts.

Anyone can Make a Donation to support TIPS in New Hampshire and Vermont schools!

“My internship was amazing and I didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. The internship made it clearer to me that I want to work with animals as a career.”    –TIPS Student Intern