Senior Project – Class of 2018
Welcome! This is an online spot for getting information about the Senior Project, a career-related graduation requirement for all Classic (not IHS) SEHS students who are not meeting the requirement through a CAM/CTE Project.
Basically, the Senior Project involves:
- Using pages in “Packet #1” to identify a career of personal interest, a placement where you can experience the career, and a mentor who is willing to help you while you are there.
- Bringing the completed Packet #1 to Mary Taylor, the Senior Project Advisor, and getting her approval, as well as Packet #2, which contains the pages and forms needed to complete the project (such as a Log of Hours for you to note when you worked and what you did, with your mentor’s signature on each session).
- Completing 15-20 hours of work experience at your placement and getting an evaluation from your mentor.
- Having Senior Seminar on your school schedule so that you are properly awarded credit (.25) and a grade (and cleared for graduation).
- Meeting with Mary Taylor (in lieu of class meetings for Senior Seminar) to complete the work of Senior Project/Seminar, which is to produce a formal portfolio (specs listed in Packet #2) and 15-minute presentation (in front of a community-member panel).
That’s it! For any questions please email:
Senior Project Advisor
Need an appointment? Click here to schedule an appointment with Mary Taylor, to talk about/finish your Senior Project.
*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.