Twin Valley students gain experience through internships and shadowing
On a typical day at Twin Valley High School, students have opportunities to gain “real world” experience. For example, a student interested in becoming a police officer may job shadow or intern in the criminal justice career field and participate in a ride-along with local police departments, as well as observe court cases and take the opportunity to speak to professionals within the courtroom. Students interested in the medical field may have the opportunity to see a baby being born and observe various operations and medical procedures, including dentistry and orthodontic surgeries. Recently, a student had the opportunity to participate in a real estate showing of a luxury property where he assisted the agent in explaining and guiding prospective clients. Students interested in marketing may work with various companies including the Santander Arena where concerts, games, and events take place — what a great “sneak peek” behind the scenes! Sports-related careers are gaining popularity. Many students choose to explore these areas by interning with physical therapists, athletic trainers and sports marketing professional, while management students may intern with the local baseball team the Reading Fightin’ Phils as well as Maple Grove Raceway. Students interested in chemistry and biology have experience working with tissue cultures as they target cancer detection and treatment. Our local wastewater treatment plant provides opportunities for students to learn more about testing water samples and the biological processes of breaking down waste. Other interesting areas include education, business, accounting, restaurant management, architecture, veterinary medicine, funeral planning and directing, fashion and design, cosmetology, image consulting, social work, and nonprofit business. Not only do students “learn by doing,” but benefits also include offers for summer and part-time employment, networking with professionals who can guide them in career and college planning, scholarships, and stipends.