Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School
Job Shadow Experiences, Internship Opportunities, Job Search Help, Resume Help, Letters of Introduction, Interviewing Skills and other help for students entering the workforce. If you are interested in learning more about a particular career, we can help you set up a job shadow experience where you can ask questions and learn more.
Resumes are an important tool when looking for a job. They create a picture of who you are and your life experiences. Use the skills above to help create your resume. Even if you don’t have a great deal of traditional work experience you can create a good resume. Consider attending one of our resume workshops in the fall and spring to update your resume and make it an excellent tool for seeking employment or internships.
A cover letter is also important because it emphasizes your interest in the position, specifically relates your skills and experience to the job, and displays your written communication skills.
What Goes into a Resume?
A resume summarizes the most important information an employer needs to know when they consider a new hire. The job seeker's relevant qualifications, training, and work history are listed under easily understood resume headings such as "Summary of Qualifications," "Professional Experience," or "Education." A typical resume will include the following:
If appropriate for your field or job, it can also include topics under such headings as Achievements, Licenses, Computer Skills, Professional Affiliations, and Related Coursework.
Who Needs a Resume?
You'll need to submit a resume if you're applying for a job with an organization that doesn't rely solely on standard, handwritten application forms. Companies that require resumes will say so in their job postings, and those that don't will ask you to fill out an application. But it's also a good idea to have a typed resume to submit with the application form, especially if your handwriting can be difficult to read.
What's the Purpose of a Resume?
The popular belief is that resumes land jobs. Not true. The resume's sole purpose is to land you an interview. If employers like what they see in your resume, they'll contact you to schedule an interview. During the interview, they'll evaluate how well your skills match the job requirements, and how well your personality fits with their team.
Ask teachers and counselors early. Give at least 3 weeks notice.
Bend Tech Academy is committed to not only providing rigorous academics and CTE programs, but we are also committed to providing students with opportunities to explore career pathways, identify their career goals and have experiential learning opportunities. We want our students to leave Bend Tech Academy with job skills that will be essential in obtaining an internship, summer employment and eventually a career.
Our FUTURE READY series will provide students in all grades with the opportunity to explore careers. Freshman will use our Career Information Systems program to explore careers through Interest Profiles and Skills Asessments. Our Sophomores will attend our PURSUIT day where they will hear community members talk about finding their passion and their career journey. They will also have the opportunity to visit career tables to find out more about many career pathways. Juniors will receive future ready training in areas of resume building, interview skills and preparation to explore internship opportunities the summer before their senior year. Seniors will learn about how they want to been seen by potential employers including how to use social media correctly, networking and more.
Each year we hold a Career Development week which culminates in a JOB FAIR for summer employment. This event happens in late April. Activities include RESUME WORKSHOP, COVER LETTER SKILLS, INTERVIEW SKILLS and more!. Our Freshman and Sophomore students in particular benefit from this localized hiring even for summer employment. Resume is required to attend. Watch the calendar and the REMIND app for more information.
Trade Schools are a great alternative to traditional 4-year university. Students interested in the trades should check out degree programs offered by all Oregon community colleges and private trade schools. See link below for a list of trade schools in Oregon.
Volunteering and Community Service are a great way to gain experience and give back to your community. These opportunities provide short term commitment and look great on your college, scholarship or job application. In fact, 75% of all scholarships for college ask for a list of volunteer activities. Use the Activities Chart below to keep track of your work and check out the Connect Central Oregon website to find a place to volunteer.
Apprenticeships differ from Internships in that they are usually long-term and you are actually being trained for a permanent position. Most internships have been in the Skilled Trades fields in the past, but we are finding that with the growing need of skilled workers, they are expanding to areas such as Computer Science, Coding, etc. Check out the websites below to learn more or stop by the College & Career Center and we would be happy to visit with you. Please check out the PowerPoint presentation below outlining the value of an Apprentice Program.
Apprenticeship Programs Defined
Students interested in a foreign exchange program during high school have many options to consider. Each year our local Rotary Club sends and hosts high school students in their programs. Applications are available in late
September for travel in August of the following school year.
Those considering a Gap Year between high school and college can look at these resources:
For students wishing to go straight from high school into the military, a call to one of our local recruiters is the best place to start. Meetings can be set up in the recruiting office or in the Future Center.
Juniors/Seniors who are interested in the Oregon National Guard and who are 17 years old can enroll in the Oregon National Guard Oregon Plan and accrue high school credits through that program. For more information, see the counselor.
ROTC is offered at some colleges and is designed as officer training, while students are going to college. Once selected for a ROTC program most likely you will be offered either a full or partial scholarship. The ROTC department at the school you plan to attend will have detailed information about post-college commitments.
The Academies offer students a very prestigious education, one that is filled with rigor and regimentation. To admission process is arduous, but worth it, if this is the route for you.
College & Career Program Manager
ECMC Program Manager