Internships Aren’t All About Careers

This blog post by Tristen Gamboa, a junior at High Tech High North County presents a student’s view of the internship experience, and his growing understanding of the concept of ‘deeper learning’. Tristen’s four week internship at the Center for Research on Equity & Innovation (CREI) influenced his thoughts about college readiness and his career path. He learned that a commitment to life-long learning and the development of 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and evaluation are more important than just content, on the road to success in college and his career.

This post is a great read for students beginning an internship. It also serves as a reminder to adults that taking the time to provide interns with high quality mentoring and allowing them to take on challenging, high-responsibility tasks can have a real impact and provide them a authentic learning experience not possible within the school walls.

Source Organization: Education Week

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