Mentor Orientation Information
Burlington High School Career Exploration
INSPIRE , GUIDE , LEAD
SPRING SENIOR TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
Burlington Public High School offers seniors who are interested in computer science careers, the option of a completing a Fourth Quarter Capstone Technology Project or Certification Program. Industry mentors are an important part of the experience for students.
LOCATION - BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
123 Cambridge Street
Lower Library - Students come into the school as if it were a real job.
Volunteer Mentors from technology companies meet with students once a week, either at lunch or breakfast (we provide bagels and pizza) for weekly “Office Hours” or via a virtual meeting.
Mentors meet with students once a week in person or can meet via a virtual meeting.
Mentoring for the 2019-2020 school year starts the week of April 6th and run through May 29th, meeting on Fridays from 11:30 - 12:30:
April 9 - 10th is Good Friday so the meeting is changed to Thursday
April 24 - NO meeting School Vacation
Students will give a presentation on their project during the student showcase, scheduled for June 3rd. Mentors are invited as guests to celebrate students’ success.
To sign up or to find out more about the program, fill out our Technology Volunteer Match Form.
MITRE engineers launched this program in 2018. We continue to partner with MITRE and we also welcome professionals from other technology roles and companies and roles to join us. Mentors make a tremendous difference in students lives by sharing their experience and expertise.
- Go to Central Office (located in the same building as the High School but it has a seperate entrance).
- Ask for Sharon, and let her know you are working in the Internship Program.
- She will need a picture ID, mother's maiden name, last 6 digits of SSN, current and past address, height and eye color.
- I want to do this! What do I do next?
- Do I have to be an engineer to participate?
- What professional skills are you looking for?
- What do I do? Is there training?
- I want to get involved but can’t commit to every week.
- I want to help, but not at those times.
- Do a few hours really make a difference?
- I’d like to do a workshop for the students.