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:
- Pick up a Packet #1 (Counseling Center or Mary Taylor in Room 9).
- Fill it in completely (the mentor communication help sheet is optional; the rest is required) and get all needed signatures.
- Place it in Mary Taylor’s mailbox in the Main Office (near the door that leads out into the 200 hall).
- 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!
Senior Project Advisor
firstname.lastname@example.org << 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
- 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.