How Do We Focus on Freshmen?
Almost every set of state academic standards in English requires students to write a résumé in senior year. English teachers focus a great deal of energy and effort helping students who are nearing graduation construct their résumés using ‘standard’ formatting. While the résumé as a one-page document may someday be extinct (thanks to dozens of online job sites that ask a series of questions which applicants need to answer in essay form rather than submitting a résumé), in the process of answering individual questions asked within online job applications, students simply convert their résumés into many independent essays.
However, the content embedded in the essay answers or in the résumé is what counts. It is the quality and uniqueness of the student’s notable experiences that are far more important than the format which showcases those experiences (one-page document or online questionnaire). In other words, no matter whether an individual applies for a job using a résumé or through an online application questionnaire, he or she will need an actual record of accomplishment to impress an employer.
We have developed the Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative for freshmen and sophomores in high schools that are implementing The Internship Depot slate of programs so they can cultivate that record of accomplishment.
Therefore, we have designed our Wannabees program to ensure that high school underclassmen/women are prepared with significant content for their résumé, leaving only the need to learn how to format that content appropriately.
Our offerings for freshmen and sophomores are two-fold. We have developed our own specialized curriculum and related activities to ensure participating students know what they need to do now to achieve success in the future. Each grade level has its own curriculum and activities. Our messages for sophomores build on the messages we give to freshmen.
Check out our Freshmen Wannabees activities in the bulleted list at the bottom of this page.
Check Out Our Wannabees curriculum with this link:
Check Out Our Wannabees G.R.I.T. Curriculum.
Links to Other Wannabees Information:
See Our Welcome to High School Underclassmen/women.
Learn How We Secure Sophomore Success.
We Give You What Colleges Want.
See How Our Wannabees Program Fits into Our Sequence of Activities Across Grade Levels.
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