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
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.
Our on-campus internships provide our students with the opportunity to become more involved in our Notre Dame community, while at the same time providing students with work experiences and skill building in areas that may be of interest to them. We offer on-campus internships in the following areas:
- Campus Ministry
- Career & Life Success Program
- Educational Innovation & Digital Resources
- Marketing & Communications- General
- Marketing & Communications- Writer
- Marketing & Communications- Video Production & Streaming
- Math - Summer
- Speech and Debate (Forensics)
- Student Activities
Applications for fall 2022 are now open! Interested applicants must submit applications by Monday May 9th at noon. Applicants must complete the following:
- 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 will be reviewed May 9th - May 16th
Interviews will be scheduled the week of May 17th-May 23rd
Decisions will be emailed to you between May 24th -May 27th
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Freshwomen: Get Inspired
Young alumna are invited into homerooms to share their story of their journey from Notre Dame, and how their ND interests and activities shaped their choices when in college.
Sophomores: Explore Your Passion
Alumna and community members are invited onto campus to complement the work that the Sophomores stared during their College & Career unit taught by the Director of College Counseling in the second semester of Gospel Stores, Gospel Choices. Speakers share information about their present career, what inspired them to choose this career, and the path they took to get there.
Juniors: Build Your Dream
Alumna 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.
Experiential Opportunities throughout the year to explore fields and careers of interest, and network with professionals in those fields.Workshops in mentoring geared toward next-step skills, such as resume writing, interviewing for jobs/internships, preparing for college, professional networking, professional protocol for social media, financial literacy; job shadows or short-term internship experiences.
Click here to see the newest Career & Life Success Program Snapshot!
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Internship Summer 2021
Notre Dame High School has partnered with the Stanford University Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials to offer a unique week long internship for students interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering.
Click here for Summer 2021 Internship Application. Please make sure you complete all sections of the application.
Applications are due to Ms.Perkins via email by Friday, March 26th. Please email Ms.Perkins with any questions.
The Fairmont Hotel San Jose Internship Summer 2020
The Fairmont Hotel of San Jose is recruiting interns for summer 2020. Internships will be in their Human Resources Department. Please review internship description and application by clicking below:
In order to apply, students must complete the Off-campus Internship Application for the Fairmont Hotel. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. Applications are on a rolling basis at this time.
Nicole Connell, M.Ed, Virtual Marketing, Design & Tech Support Internship Fall 2020
Programs for Our Students
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 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 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 at Notre Dame High School, please contact:
Career Tool Kit
- Clubs & Interest Groups
- Speech & Debate
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Student Leadership
- Summer Programs
- Career & Life Success
- Global Education Program