3rd Base - Career Ready Internships
One of the surest ways for a high school student to gain employment and maximize his or her earning potential is through an internship. In a 2014 national survey of employers, eighty-nine percent said students with high school internship experience have a competitive advantage when looking for a full-time job. High school students who intern earn wages after college that are ten to fifteen percent higher than those who did not intern.
This is not surprising, as internships offer vital access to mentors, new networks, and exposure to potential careers, which afford students the opportunity to pursue their passions and learn what additional education, is needed to compete in the field of their choice.
For these reasons, West Sacramento will provide paid internships to each WUSD resident senior making satisfactory progress in an integrated college and career pathway.