Our Vision is to create an elite capstone experience uniquely integrated into the STEM curriculum focused on 2 groups of stakeholders
- Fully immerse our academically achieving students in STEM and Non STEM opportunities to give them purpose as well as inspiration and preparation for their careers
- Developing and broaden community business internship and sponsorship opportunities
Highland Prep internship programs give you a first look into what the career life will be like, giving you opportunities to gain experience in different environments to see what fits you. Even though your internship might feel like a job it’s actually a learning experience, where you will acquire new skills.
According to US News and Report, “internships can dramatically increase employment potential for students. A 2019 survey of internship programs by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 70% of interns received a job offer.” Article link
In the early screen process college recruiters look for initiative, they are making decisions purely from the application you and your career counsel submits. Your application reveals much about your character and your HP internship will set you apart and may help you earn that acceptance letter.
Career Path Direction
If awarded a HP internship it will prepare you for transition from a classroom to the career environment. You discover and grow from your personal strengths and weaknesses.
Networking is another major benefit that comes from participating in a HP internship. Creating valuable professional connections that can aid you on college and career path.
Experience, Marketable Skills and Competencies
By completing an internship, you will gain invaluable skills, that your peers will not have, which are needed to be successful in your college and professional endeavor. You will give yourself an overwhelming competitive edge by combing your education with real world experiences.
Being able to have a strong character, solidifying your self identity, and having integrity, are invaluable competencies that an internship can provide. These character traits will stay with you your entire life and help you have a successful and satisfying career.
Final thoughts, a HP internship can help you figure out what you want to do, but also what you don’t want. This will potentially help you avoid investing money and time to obtain a degree in a field, or choose a type of career you have no interest in.