Juniors | Seniors:
Build Job Skills and a Professional Network as You Prepare for Education after High School
As upperclassmen/women, juniors and seniors are just on the edge of their adult lives, whether they are on their way to a two-year or a four-year college, to the military, to an industry training program, or to the workplace and their first full-time job. They might also be considering entry into the Gig Economy (either part- or full-time) after they turn the age of 18 to earn the money they need for college and/or other life expenses. First-year college students are also welcome to participate in our RIPP.
When students enter their junior year in high school, they officially become ‘Rainmakers Candidates’ and begin their work in our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP). If juniors/seniors have been exposed to our materials from the beginning of eighth grade, then they have learned a lot. RIPP reinforces everything students have learned in middle school and in freshman and sophomore years. But they still have a lot of additional learning to do, and we are happy to help close at least some of the knowledge gaps they still have about the world of work. Of course, and as usual, we impart that learning through challenging but fun activities and simulations that mimic the real world. That is why we have two more years of experiential learning to offer them in their last two years of high school through our RIPP activities.
This multi-year, multi-phase informal course of study provides the curriculum, training, and mentoring necessary for our participating students (our Rainmakers Candidates) to be able to solicit, secure, and successfully complete a Rainmakers Internship.
At the end of their senior year, participating students will need to find their own internships using the same processes and techniques they will have to use to seek and secure internships (or jobs) in their futures. Thus, they will be more prepared for those futures than students who have not learned or practiced those skills.
In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential employees who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds. By securing their own internships, they have essentially created something out of nothing by sheer hard work and tenacity. Thus, they would easily meet any definition of the word ‘Rainmaker.’
In RIPP, Rainmakers Candidates will practice the skills that successful adults use every day. Candidates will
- participate in activities that mirror the competitive processes involved in employment and job retention,
- learn that facing and conquering work-based challenges can be amazingly rewarding regardless of one’s chosen career, and
- use the skills learned from our program over and over to get the job they want and keep the jobs they get.
Candidates will also learn that success requires commitment and comes to those who have the necessary knowledge, the skills, and the grit (tenacity, resolve, perseverance, doggedness) to maintain focus until goals are reached. And unlike most internships, there are additional rewards for students who successfully complete their Rainmakers Internship.
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