A big part of high school is preparing students for their future jobs, careers or professions, and one of the best ways to solidify a dream or passion, is to witness it first hand. That is exactly what 73 Smithson Valley High School students had the chance to do April 16 during their job shadow day with local businesses.
In partnership with the Bulverde Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce, 26 businesses opened their doors to students who were interested in shadowing them for the day.
From a mortgage company and dentist office to a country club and police department, the businesses that participated offered students a look into a day in the life of their professions.
The majority of the students who participated in the job shadow day are enrolled in the Career Preparation program at SVHS with Career Prep Coordinator Leslie Weil. Each student selected his or her top two career cluster interests, and Weil matched them with a local business in that field.
The businesses also helped the students with a mock interview at the end of the day.
Businesses that participated included Alamo Premier Mortgage, Anderson Aviation, Bulverde Hills Dental, Bulverde Police Department, Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center, Canyon Lake Water Service Company, Carlos R Villalta, M.D., CBS Systems, Inc., CCMC Hidden Trails, ECS Learning Systems (Asteria Education Inc), Game Warden, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, H.I.S. Centre, Hope Hospice, Mammen Family Public Library, Massage Heights of Spring Branch/Bulverde, Monticello Homes, Nutrition 46, Peter J Story State Farm, Taproot Chiropractic, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, The Pillars Christian Learning Center, Patriot Dog Training, Digital Expressions and River Crossing Country Club.
A big, “thank you,” to all the businesses that took the time to be a part of SVHS job shadow day!
Photos from top.
-Smithson Valley student Hailey Cole gave two thumbs up while observing a procedure at the H.I.S. Centre in Spring Branch during the SVHS Job Shadow Day.
-The H.I.S. Centre in Spring Branch welcomed Smithson Valley students Hailey Cole, Megan Daniel. Mackenzie Cueto, Elise Hollbrook.
-Pictured from left at ECS Learning Systems in Bulverde are Smithson Valley students and ECS employees Emily Gibson, Liam Weeks, Clay Lemaire, ECS employee Lisa Gomez, ECS employee Kristina Marsico, ECS employee Shawndell Byers, Jordan Thomas, Cole Jenssen, Klayton Sawey.
-The Bulverde Hills Dental office welcomed students as well. Pictured from left is Erika Sykes with Bulverde Hills Dental, SVHS student Tyler Valerio, SVHS student Olivia Miller and Dr. John Sykes.
-CBS Systems in Bulverde welcomed Smithson Valley students Arturo Ramos, Nick Leon and Hugo Lozano. Also pictured is CBS Systems President Bill Clark.
-Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Spring Branch welcomed Smithson Valley students Mariceli Chavez and Jasmine Sanchez. Pictured from left are Chavez, Physical Therapy Tech Abby Shepherd, Brady Garza, Ph.D., and Sanchez.