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Allen Paisansiri

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Review for Enterprise for High School Students, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many, many ways. They have so much to offer if you put the time and effort into it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more students to get their friends to join Enterprise. Adults can perform outreach and try to get youth to join, but students who network with their friends usually get more results than adults.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The Crew. You guys are so happy and energetic; I'm really excited you guys enjoy doing this because I enjoy being there! Thank you so much for the help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely kind & helpful. I know that everyone goes through something horrible at one point or another, and even though you guys may be going through that, you guys are always smiling and ready to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do so much more than it already does. There location could be changed to somewhere more accessible. Each summer program would be able to accept more students. It would help, a lot!

Ways to make it better...

The location of the office was somewhere more accessible. I find myself lazy at times and I've realized my friends who have just joined have trouble finding the place.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial problems that prevent Enterprise from reaching out to everyone and giving all youth an opportunity. The Career Exploration Program is a great paid internship in which only a handful of students may participate in because Enterprise doesn't have the funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Join as soon as possible. Make friends with the people who work there, because networking with them will get you places. Talk to them, be friendly, let them know what you're interested in, and they'll do your best to help you.

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Role:  Client Served & At Enterprise for High School Students, I was helped with my resume, interview skills, as well as ways of finding a job and college and career info.