Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Internship for High School Credit from Apologia Educational Ministries ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

Homeschooling high school can be a very rewarding, but also a very tedious process. You want to incorporate as much as possible into their high school years, and give them experiences that they may not even get in public school. Have you ever thought about an internship to get them some experience in their career of choice? For the last few weeks we have been reviewing the Internship for High School Credit from Apologia Educational Ministries and have found it extremely helpful. 

What did we receive?
Internship for High School Credit is a nice spiral bound, consumable workbook that is close to 100 pages of worksheets to help your student with an internship. 

What is an internship?
I have been going over this workbook with my high school student, Edyn. She is still trying to figure out what she wants to do for a career, but she does have photography in mind. What a wonderful opportunity it would be to be able to work under a successful photographer. She would be able to gain knowledge and work experience, and not to mention hands on learning. Immersion learning to me is the best way to get experience in your career choice. An internship under an established photographer would provide an opportunity better than any text book could ever give her. This workbook mentions benefits such as:
  • Explore a career
  • Learn day-to-day job responsibilities
  • Discover job likes and dislikes
  • Focus more closely on a college major
  • Bolster a college application
  • Gain experience related to career goals
  • Increase scholarship opportunities
  • Gain marketable skills
  • Increase potential job offers
How does this book work?
This workbook will help walk you through the process of gaining a high school internship. Internship is possible with pretty much any career field. It starts off talking about choosing the type of internship that you would want, and also choosing a company that you would want to intern with. You will learn how to help prepare your student for interviews by choosing the appropriate clothing and also how to write a resume. 

You can also potentially earn high school credit for an internship. You will need to figure out how many hours that you need to intern to count towards a half credit or full credit. This workbook is either worked in one or two semesters depending on the credit you are wanting or needing.

Let's talk about some of the things that I found to be extremely helpful. First off, writing a resume. I can't tell you how important it is that a high school student is able to write a good resume. This workbook gives a great example of not only a student resume, but also a letter of introduction. These are both key parts to obtaining an internship, and even later on a job. 

After receiving an offer for an interview, there are pages that discuss what to wear, what to bring, and even how to greet your interviewer. Sit up straight. Don't chew gum. These are all important steps to becoming a good employee, and some teenagers may not even think about them. Lots of great reminders on how to handle yourself as a successful young adult.

After starting the internship there will be worksheets to complete, some with your supervisor, so that the skills you learn will be defined and laid out for you. Weekly worksheets, Work Performance worksheets, and Skills Gained are just to name a few. 

What did we think?
I honestly think that Internship for High School Credit from Apologia Educational Ministries is a great addition for your high school student. Adding an internship to a high school transcript looks great and can help in their search for a college. 
Please feel free to also check out another product that's being reviewed at this time called How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook)

I have reviewed several products from Apologia and have always been satisfied by them all! They never disappoint!

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