Enterprise for High School Students
August 29, 2008
What a nonprofit, what a nonprofit, what a mighty good nonprofit! Enterprise for High School Students is amazing at inspiring students and preparing them for the working world. I joined during my sophomore year of high school, and got my first job as a mailing assistant soon after.
I also was an intern for their Career Exploration Program, which was one of the most beneficial experiences in my life. The internship allowed me to build skills that other 17-year olds can’t obtain at that age from any other experience. For example, I became familiar with QuickBooks and reconciled bank statements. Where else can I learn these skills as a 17-year old? Nowhere! But Enterprise’s internship program allowed me to do just that.
The student services staff and job counselors are very welcoming and helpful. The job bank includes a wide range of jobs, from long term commercial positions to spot jobs with residential employers.
However, Enterprise not only provides for student’s employment needs, but also for student’s academic needs. For example, Enterprise offers SAT and college application workshops at no cost.
Currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley, I recall my experience at Enterprise with much awe and admiration. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities Enterprise has provided me, from the skills that I learned as an intern to the confidence I gained in my abilities. Thank you so much! Every high school student should become a member of Enterprise!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
me! I wouldn't be as successful as I am today without Enterprise's help in my high school years.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Fun and engaging people.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
improve its current programs, undertake new programs, outreach more, and open new locations around the city.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I found my first job and participated in Enterprise's Career Exploration Program.