My name is Elliott Johnson and I was a member of the Enterprise for High School Students in San Francisco back in 1984. I am so excited that this organization is still alive and well! During my Sr. year in HS. I was able to obtain internships that really shaped my future career. I became an IT Consultant for 34 yrs and was able to retire early. I am currently a Day trader in the Markets. I just wanted to say that this organization was a major factor in giving me confidence, skills, and insight into finding a career that matched my personality and abilities. I can't say where I would have ended up without you! What made me think of you today was an article I was reading earlier this morning about Senator Dianne Feinstein, which was the Mayor of San Francisco back then, and I along with 3 others were allowed to have lunch at her house! All because of your wonderful abilities to assist young people in the positive advancement of their lives. I will forever be truly grateful for the opportunity you provided!
Great program to prepare for professionalism in work areas and jobs. It is a bit time consuming, but well worth it.
Enterprise for High School Students is the best nonprofit organization I have ever participated in. Before this program I was unsure of where I was gonna go in life, I knew a minimal amount of careers, I had no work experience and I was just confused of where I would end up. I was first introduced to this program at school and I was quite unsure of what they did specifically, as soon as I joined the program my life was at its highest point and was at a substantial increase. Not only do they get you a job, they provide the steps needed to get FUTURE jobs, they help you build confidence and I can say I gained a ton of that. I currently am in a Dental and Retail internship thanks to Enterprise. I am glad that I joined this program and I am now certain I will be successful in life.
I would never have gotten my first job at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco if it wasn't for Enterprise for High School Students. I've had the opportunity to witness what a great community Kaiser creates for its employees and clients. These job openings have changed my life for the better and gave me chances to succeed in places where I never would have access to if I wasn't in EHSS.
I enrolled in a pathways program offered at EHSS during my sophomore year and since then, I've put nearly every skill and ideal learned in their workshops to use when looking for jobs and careers today. Their workshops were extremely accommodating and were professionally taught in a concise matter, short and informative; important for a busy high schooler. But this organization offers more than just career-building workshops, throughout the year and in the summer, they provide internships for high schoolers to gain experience and pay in everyday jobs like gardening, caddying, and even working in hospitals. Along with that, EHSS has their own private job bank for high school members to look for part-time or full time jobs and for adults to post job listings for things they need help with. Overall, EHSS is an amazing program that truly extends their hands out to help high schoolers learn skills, gain experience, and earn pay, all at no cost.
I joined Enterprise for High School Students to fill something in for my summer. Little did I know, how wrong it was to just think about EHSS as a filler. Through my high school career, I have done so much at Enterprise and each minute of it, I was surrounded by kind people who truly wanted to help me and my peers. I have learned so much through the workshops and I have gained wonderful experiences and bonds through their CEP internships. I highly, highly recommend this program to any uncertain highschooler, and I genuinely believe that if I did not make the choice to join Enterprise, I would not have had the courage to apply (and get admitted to) the University of California schools.
I am a Latina living in San Francisco in a rough neighborhood. This program gave me the guidance that helped me gained job skills. I was able to get a retail job, and three internships. Which includes working UCSF at the age of 18. I was also able to introduce the congress women Jackie Speier. I take a lot of pride working there. This has given me a new gate way of opportunities.
I am so glad I found and joined Enterprise for high school students. The program has helped me develop confidence in my skills and prepared me for a professional setting. I really needed that sort of experience, and with Enterprise, I feel safe to make my mistakes in front of the staff. For one, they are so friendly and supportive of what they do - I feel they are there to help. They point out strengths and tell you what you do well in practice interviews, as well as parts that need to be strengthened. Overall it's been a great experience. Thank you EHSS.
Enterprise for High School Students is one-of-a-kind. The staff there is amazing, they really connect with the students. They aren't just stuffy old adults that force you to come to lessons or tell you to do this or that. They're there to help. When i wanted to start working, to start earning a wage and to start gaining some experience in the work place, i didn't know where to start. It wasn't until i joined Enterprise for High School Students as a junior in high school that i fully understood the careful steps that i needed to take if i wanted a job. I started off reserved and not knowing how to apply or even look for a job to a fully-confident, experienced individual with skills that make me a force to be reckoned with when looking for a job. Amazing as Enterprise is, let me warn you: Nobody's going to hold your hand. There are plenty of people willing to go out of their way to help you accomplish whatever it is you need to do but you must make an effort yourself. You have to arrange times to go in for lessons, you have to arrange calls to employers, you have to decide interview dates, you have to speak and convince the employers yourself. Enterprise is not just a job bank, it's a place where life lessons are taught. You learn how to be independent.
I became a member of Enterprise during my junior year in high school, and it was such a great experience! The workshop,the practice interviews were all really helpful, and all the people who work there are so motivated and committed to what they do. I got a job as a junior caddie at the Olympic Club, and that was one of the best oppurtunities I've had so far. Enterprise rocks!!
Decent, need improvement, I've been a member for a few years now, Although I thank EHSS for helping me find a few on-spot jobs I feel some staff are not so friendly, for example the Summer Gardening coordinator, who's name I should not say interviewed applicants writing only "OK" as an answer while applicants responded to his questions with detail. I did not feel with ease as he gave a bored facial expression as he was interviewing me. Not only that but he even chewed gum while interviewing an applicant as my friend said. But overall its a great place for high school students fot job search.
EHSS is a great non profit organization that never stops helping us high school kids. I have been a member of EHSS for around 2 years now and I love it. Every week I get a email listing more jobs thats hiring. Even when I go to there office they always have more job info there. They always greet me and their website is so helpful to me. I so far got one job through EHSS. I know there is more to come. I LOVE EHSS!!!
I absolutely LOVE Enterprise for High School Students! They are awesome! I have been a member of Enterprise For High School Students since the 9th grade and now as a recent Ehss alumni I would like to say that I wish the program was still available to me. That’s how wonderful my experiences with Ehss have been! At Ehss I was able to get a numerous amount of jobs. Temporary, Spot, Ongoing, domestic, and commercial. You name it, Enterprise has got it. The staff is very friendly and always there when you need a helping hand. Need help with writing a resume? Want to find a job? Want to learn about college scholarships? For all this and much more Enterprise is the perfect place for you! If you are a San Francisco high school student you should definitely join Enterprise!
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!
Enterprise for High School Students was a very helpful program. I became a member during my Freshman year of High school & now as a Junior, I'm still frequently visiting every now and then to get information about new jobs and college. The staff are proclaimed "Job Counselors" but I would call them "Miracle Workers." They really sit down and find out your strengths and skills, then help find the right job for you. They keep you up-to-date with new jobs by e-mailing you, so even when you're too busy to visit the office, you still receive that information. Everyone is friendly and ready to help. Besides the job bank they provide, which houses numerous amounts of jobs that include the contact information, they also have a College & Career counselor. Their summer programs-- Summer Gardening, Junior Caddie, & the Career Exploration Program give all students a chance to look at their work and take pride in what they did. The required 2 workshops before becoming a member teach a numerous of skills, including but not limited to- resume, phone, interview, approaching managers, handling problems at the work place, professionalism, etc. Enterprise for High School Students is a great place for students who are going through the school-work transition.
MOST BENEFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN SAN FRANCISCO! PERFECT FOR STUDENTS THAT NEED THEIR FIRST JOB EXPERIENCES. GREAT COUNCELING ADVISORS WITH LOTS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING KIDS.
Enterprise for High School Students is a good place. I have been a memeber for a few months. Based on my experience there ill have to say its great. The staff are nice and friendly. Everything is very simple and straight foward. I would recommend Enterprise for High School Students to anyone wanting to find a job.
I joined Enterprise about a month ago because I was looking for a looking for a specific type of office job, one that helps me with my major. I find Enterprise pretty useful because they have all sorts of job opportunities posted in their office. But because I am leaving for college in a few weeks, I did not apply for a job. However, I called in and asked for an appointment to help me write my resume and cover letter. They people there are nice and there was a staff member to assist me while I was writing my resume. The staff member actually called me half an hour before my appointment to make sure I was coming. Enterprise is definitely useful for high school students seeking specific jobs and don't know where to look.
I have found this non-profit organization to be the most beneficial program to exist throughout my life. The staff is full of caring and helping people that are willing to sit down with individual students and really give them a hand. They not only help you with college and careers, but can give you some helpful advice and that extra push as well. In my opinion, a kid could not possibly ask for more.