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Senior Project at SEHS

Class of 2017: Curious to know if you’re done, and what grade you got? Here is a google sheet with grades for the Class of 2017!

Senior Project – Class of 2018

Thanks to those of you who came to the Rising Senior meeting and learned about Senior Project — and a bunch of other very important things! Here’s the slideshow, FYI.

If you’re choosing the Senior Project for your career-related learning graduation requirement, the main thing to know is that you should complete your 15-20 hour experience over the summer break! To do that:

  1. Pick up a Packet #1 (Counseling Center or Mary Taylor in Room 9).
  2. Fill it in completely (the mentor communication help sheet is optional; the rest is required) and get all needed signatures.
  3. Place it in Mary Taylor’s mailbox in the Main Office (near the door that leads out into the 200 hall).
  4. Come to Room 9 a day or two later, to pick up your hopefully-approved Packet #1, and receive Packet #2 and all that you need to complete your Senior Project experience/hours.

That’s it! Oh, EXCEPT… what if you need/want help? I’m here! Drop by Room 9 anytime. If I’m available, I’ll help you right then and there. If not, you can sign up for a time that is all yours. If the help you need is related to locating a mentor, please read the advice* I’ve posted below!

See you (and/or your Packet #1) soon!

Mary Taylor
Senior Project Advisor
taylor_m@4j.lane.edu << please feel free to email me any time!!


*Having trouble finding a placement/mentor?

  • Here is a google sheet with mentors who have indicated willingness to mentor additional SEHS students for their Senior Project
    • Notes:
      • You can use the Find feature of the browser to search for specific fields of interest.
      • Notice if it’s been years since they said yes; try to use more current entries.
  • More help re: finding a mentor
    • Use dexknows.com (online yellow pages) to find entries linked with the career you have in mind. You will be able to see where the people/businesses are in relation to SEHS and/or your home. 
    • Visit the websites of potential placements. Show that you already know something about them, and desire to do your project there because you are interested in them, particularly.
    • Use the Background Research you did, on that career/type of business, to further show your interest and openness to the experience.
    • Don’t be afraid to mention that Senior Project is a graduation requirement, so that you can explore a CAREER in which you feel keenly interested!
    • Do not be surprised if you have to follow-up quite a bit, or try many options, before someone agrees to mentor you. It’s part of the process.
    • Students that persist in getting to spend time in a setting that seems super interesting get more out of the project/time are happier than those that gave up and did their hours in a less interesting situation, just to get the hours/project done.