Connecting rising seniors to professional experiences beyond the classroom
To pair Collegiate School rising seniors with alumni, parents and community partners to discover career inspirations and aspirations in the following areas:
Architecture & Engineering | Art Education | Entrepreneurship | Hospitality | Law | Medicine/Health Care | Marketing and Communications | Nonprofit/Public Service | Real Estate | Technology
* Because planning for the summer of 2021 is complicated by the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, Trailblaze will not be able to commit to an in-person experience by Nov. 30. Please know Collegiate is planning for two possible scenarios: in-person experience and remote. The Trailblaze program will be guided by Collegiate's leadership as to the safest scenario closer to the program dates. Read more about Trailblaze 2019 and Trailblaze 2020 Remote. For more information about Trailblaze visit Collegiate's website.
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom in a work environment.
Actively participate in a workplace that requires career-appropriate dress, punctuality, clear communication and a rhythm that takes into account many moving parts, projects and people.
Observe workplace colleague collaboration in real time, solving real problems.
BENEFITS FOR MENTORS
Introduce a new generation to career opportunities in your field.
Spark student interest in your field and support Collegiate School by generously giving your time.
Demonstrate the importance of developing and honing key skills essential to the workplace.
Reflect on your work, field and key skills.
Gain valuable mentoring experience and renewed enthusiasm for your work by listening to the ideas and thoughts of the next generation.
Click here to read about the inaugural Trailblaze program.
For more information, please contact: Trina Clemans Director of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education firstname.lastname@example.org office: 804.741.2806 mobile: 804.512.1739 For mentor/alumni questions, please contact: Anne Gray Siebert '97 Director of Alumni Engagement email@example.com 804.741.9757
JUNE 7-18, 2021
A job shadowing program for rising seniors that strives to create meaningful experiences for each participant.