The Career & Life Success Program at Notre Dame creates learning experiences that take students beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. The program prepares young women for life beyond college by empowering them to identify and nurture their individual gifts and talents as they explore opportunities for future career and life success.
Three Core Competencies for Students
A clear perception of their personality, including unique talents, strengths, passions, core values, goals and desires.
The development of essential skills necessary for future career and life success.
Knowledge of a variety of career options and the importance of fit with one's unique career preferences.
- ARISE (see job description for application process)
- Campus Ministry
- Career & Life Success Program
- Educational Innovation & Digital Resources
- Marketing & Communications - General
- Marketing & Communications - Writer
- Marketing & Communications - Video Production & Streaming
- Science Lab
- Speech and Debate (Forensics)
- Student Activities
- Student Leadership
- Complete Application Form
- Supplemental Questions (submit via application form)
- Current Resume (submit via application form)
- Parent Authorization (You will need to make a copy and submit via application form with the rest of your documentation)
- Applications are due Monday, April 24th at noon - No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
- Applications will be reviewed April 24th - May 5th
- If required, interviews will be scheduled the week of May 15th-May 19th.
- Decisions will be emailed to you between May 22nd -May 26th
Freshmen: Get Inspired
The Skill Awareness workshop offers students the opportunity to take a brief skills assessment. The results of the assessment will provide students with the ability to:
- Enhance their resume,by including skills such as leadership, creativity, critical thinking, conscientiousness and social emotional development.
- Establish connections with results from the career assessment taken during 10th grade.
- Refine existing skills or develop new skills through leadership opportunities on campus, jobs, volunteer opportunities and enrichment programs
- Effectively articulate their skills and demonstrate how they have applied these skills during college admissions interviews.
Sophomores: Explore Your Passion
In the second semester of the Gospel Stories, Gospel Choices class, sophomores will meet with the Director of College Counseling and Director of Career and Life Success. The topics covered will include Intro to College Counseling and Resume Brainstorming. In addition, sophomores will complete the Career Thriving Index assessment, which will provide students with the ability to:
- Determine their top 5 career sectors and explore different careers that align with their strengths and skills.
- Collaborate with the Director of Career and Life Success to identify the best fit career opportunities.
- Expand their professional network while researching opportunities across various career fields.
- Pursue enrichment opportunities and pre-college programs that align with their strengths and interests.
Juniors: Build Your Dream
Alums and community members invited to participate as part of a “speed mentoring” activity to allow students to practice their networking skills and hear from alumnae/community members how they have found their passion.
Seniors will have the opportunity to explore fields and careers of interest and network with professionals. Career and Life Success will provide workshops focused on next-step skills, including but not limited to resume writing, jobs/internship interviews, college preparations, professional networking, financial literacy and job shadows or short-term internship experiences (available during the academic year or summer).
Programs for Our Students
Pre-college programs are educational programs designed to prepare high school students for college-level coursework and provide them with exposure to college life. These programs may include academic courses, workshops, seminars and extracurricular activities designed to help students develop skills and knowledge essential for their future college studies. They may be offered during the summer or throughout the academic year and may focus on specific subjects or academic areas, such as STEM or the humanities. Additionally, some programs provide a broader overview of college life and academics. Students interested in applying for pre-college programs may receive application support from the Director of Career and Life Success. Support includes: essay and short answer editing, material gathering (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) and serving as liaison between the program and student.
Guest speakers provide students with real-world life experiences, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace. They provide insight into different industries and career paths, as well as suggestions for curricular and co-curricular paths to help them achieve their goals. View our list of guest speakers.
Career development and networking opportunities allow students to learn about companies, industries and careers in a personal setting. Students visit local companies and engage with industry professionals, building their network while exploring career options.
Internships offer students a hands-on opportunity for career exploration and valuable workplace-readiness training. Students also see how their academic studies apply to the real world. The experience makes them stronger candidates for college and jobs after graduation.
Job shadows are short-term, partial-day (1-3 hours) workplace experiences that pair students with business professionals. Through hands-on projects that connect workplace skills with academic learning, students develop an awareness of the educational and technical skills necessary for entry and advancement in business. Currently, we have a partnership with Marvell Technology Inc., who offers this opportunity to students interested in business and accounting.
View a list of partners who support the Career and Life Success program.
For questions about the Career & Life Success program or internship opportunities at Notre Dame High School, please contact:
Career Tool Kit
- Clubs & Interest Groups
- Speech & Debate
- Performing Arts
- Student Leadership
- Summer Programs
- Career & Life Success
- Global Education Program