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Inside the Christian School is a series of reflections on aspects of Christian school education. Head of School, Steve Dill and members of the Delaware County Christian School (DC) Community contribute posts to the blog. Readers are encouraged to email authors of the posts with feedback. The content of the writing often uses DC as the example, but hopefully these thoughts also apply to Christian schools throughout the world. God has used Christian schools to shape thousands of believers in the past, and we believe He will continue to use these schools to make significant “kingdom impact” for years to come. 

 

J-Term: More from Internship Experience

The J-Term Internship Experience provides a unique opportunity for students to “try out” prospective careers. At the conclusion of their 2-week internship, Delaware County Christian School’s 55 students who participated responded to this question: “Did this internship help you make decisions about a future career?” Here are some of their responses:

Yes, this internship did make me realize that I thoroughly enjoy working with young children such as kindergartners. I could see myself being a teacher and having a classroom for either kindergarten or preschool. (11th Grader, Delaware County Christian Elementary School)

Before going into this internship, I knew that I wanted to study Fashion Merchandizing but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to focus on within that major. This internship confirmed for me that Fashion Merchandizing is the right major for me and it also allowed me to get an idea of what minors I’d be interested in. (12th Grader, Lilly Pulitzer Headquarters)

Absolutely, this internship went better than imaginable. It was an amazing experience and it definitely impacts my thoughts about future careers. (10th Grader, The Malvern School)

Yes, this internship did really help me make decisions about a future career. I have wanted to go into occupational therapy for a really long time and this internship in the occupational therapy rehab confirmed what I was thinking. I absolutely loved helping the patients get back to doing the things they were used to doing. (12th Grader, Delaware County Memorial Hospital)

This internship showed me that I do want to pursue a career in art. It also showed me, however, that to be an artist you need to have a lot of self-discipline to make sure you finish your commissions on time and that they are good. (10th Grader, Local Artist)

This experience has given me more knowledge about the journalism business but I am a very indecisive person about my future career. I enjoyed my time with the Inquirer but would have to see other careers to ensure my decision. (11th Grader, Philadelphia Inquirer)

This internship helped me a lot about a future career. This internship showed me that this profession takes a lot of hard work and commitment. It also showed me that deciding to be a professional anywhere is a very serious matter because, ultimately, that is what I will do the rest of my life. This also made me realize that I will most likely choose a career in the medical field, but I have realized I need to research more about different careers in that field. (10th Grader, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital)

Yes, after coming out of this internship, I can now say I am completely sure being a lawyer is what I want to do with my life. I really looked up to the lawyers and how they conducted themselves. I love the idea of getting a problem and then going through all the necessary steps to solve it. (11th Grader, McAndrews Law Offices)

Before beginning my internship I was pretty confident I wanted to do something with writing because I’m passionate about it. I also really enjoy photography and seeing new places. The newspaper had always fascinated me, and reporting /writing for it seemed like a possible future career. Now that I have experienced the newspaper world I still think that’s a possibility. I can’t say I definitely want to work at a newspaper, though. While I did enjoy capturing the news and writing my own articles, I realized that much of the news does not interest me. (12th Grader, Daily Local Newspaper)

Posted by dc-connect in 21st Century Skills, Unique Design, Academics, Students, Learning on Thursday March, 22, 2012 at 09:26AM

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