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Fiona Tang

18 neighbors want more programs to help high school students figure out their ideal career in San Francisco.

So often kids have no idea what career paths are out there and what options are available for their strengths/talents.

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Alan Joseph Williams
Luke Bornheimer
Laura Gluhanich
Romain Nervil
Loic
Meli
Frebe
Andy
Tee Parham
Candy Chang
Bridget
Angel Quicksey
Dan
Tom K.
Jeffrey Morris Jr.
Joseph
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Frebe

Knowing the "ideal" career is really not that easy. Although some people are lucky enough to know what they really want as early as high school. Believe me, I learned to love my course during my senior year in college, when I was just about to graduate. Haha! But that's true. What if even during high school, students will be given seminars/workshops regarding different professions or different career paths? Example, guest speakers will be invited to speak about their chosen career, based on the students' choice (through votes or suggestion boxes, etc. I really don't know how to do that). Then the students will be able to contemplate after attending various seminars/workshops (I know it will really cost a lot. I just hope there would be good people out there who will speak to the students for free lol). And they have all the years in high school to think about it. This may not 100% guarantee their career path, but that's better than jumping into college - eniminiminymoo. Just saying.

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Posted Aug 12, 2013
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Dan

Here's a #mentoring project from New Orleans that's worth a look - neighborland.com/ideas/nola-me...

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Posted Aug 9, 2013
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Andy

Sometimes, you really have to hear other people's opinions first before you make a decision. It will definitely help you. When I was about to enter college, I talked to my mom, my siblings, and some of my close friends. After that, I gave myself a month or two before I made my final decision.

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Posted Aug 9, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 9, 2013

So how did you end up making a decision? Was there any program that helped or was it just your family?

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 9, 2013
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Meli

This is a great idea Fiona, would have been great to have supporting mentors when I decided to go for design school. Recently read about this & other parterships this past year via sf.citi A year in review:

"Future Graduates Summer Tech Internships Funded by a $25,000 sf.citi grant. sf.citi with Mayor Lee and SFPD Chief Suhr inaugurated a new program to enhance high school youth access to real-world job training by placing students at 12 cutting-edge innovative SF-based technology companies in paid summer internships, encouraging graduation and productive pursuits. This program will expand next year. sf.citi members involved: Mayor Lee, SFPD, AFSF, Pathbrite, Giggo, Jawbone, 6waves, Hipmunk, Sincerely, Zozi, Black Founders, Viumbe, blackgirlsCODE, Cloudera, and Zoosk."

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Posted Jan 17, 2013
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Laura Gluhanich

Something like www.summerqamp.org/ for younger students would be awesome to see.

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Posted Nov 6, 2012
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Dan

Completely agree. Neither of my parents had a background in design or engineering, and would have loved to have been able to connect my brother and I with mentors in middle and high school.

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Posted Oct 4, 2012
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