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 Goals for Students

Self Awareness

A clear perception of their personality, including unique talents, strengths, passions, core values, goals and desires.

Skill Development

The development of essential skills necessary for future career and life success. 

Career Exploration

Knowledge of a variety of career options and the importance of fit with one's unique career preferences.

Programs for Our Students

Guest Speakers

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.

Career Experiences

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 make sthem stronger candidates for college and jobs after graduation.

Job Shadows

Job shadows are partial day (short-term 1-3 hours) workplace experiences that pair students with business professionals. Through hands-on projects that link workplace skills with academic learning, students develop an awareness of the educational and technical skills required for entry and advancement in business.


155 Individual Program Partners and 121 Community Partner Organizations including Adobe, Fairmont San Jose, 23andMe, Santa Clara University, Bloom Energy, Kaiser Permanente and The Tech Interactive.
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For questions about the Career & Life Success program or internship opportunities at Notre Dame High School, please contact:

Raven Gilberts

Raven Gilberts

Director of Career and Life Success

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