Career Services

 

Whatever your plans after graduation, Quincy High School has the career services which can make you a stronger candidate. For students who will continue their education at college or technical schools, we can help you with interview techniques, internships, and more which can give you an edge in getting accepted to your school of choice. If you want to begin working right away, we can help you with the certifications, work experience, and mock interviews which can make you a valued employee! Every student leaves QHS with a resumé, cover letter, certificates, certifications, letters of recommendation, awards, career competencies, and project CDs! Stop by the Career Center today and see how we can help make you a success!

Career Center Counselors

The Quincy High School Career Centers Counselors provide a wide variety of services available to all students. It’s one-stop shopping for employment, career testing, internships and more! Counselors can work with students to help establish career goals and identify training needed to succeed. While drop-in services are available, we recommend that students make appointments to assure individual attention for testing, workshops and career guidance.

Career Testing

Unsure about what you want to do after high school? Still struggling to identify a career that might be a good fit? Career testing can help. We will take you through a series of tests which will help identify your strengths and areas of interest. We can help identify careers which might be a great fit. Even if you think you know what it is you’re interested in, career testing can open your eyes to alternative careers – and hot jobs – that you might not have considered.

Resumé Workshops

Do you know what information is vital to your resumé? Your resumé is more than just a list of your academic and work life. How you craft your resumé can make the difference between getting called for an interview or getting overlooked. We will help you create a resumé that truly reflects who you are, your accomplishments, and clearly defines your goal. This is a critical part of every student’s career path.

Interview Skills Seminars

Want to sharpen your skills for a college interview? Nervous about sitting in front of a potential employer? We can help! We will work with you to craft answers to standard interview questions that can make you stand out. You will review the basics, learn the common pitfalls (and how to avoid them) and be ready for any unexpected situations or questions. This seminar can make a real difference in getting you into the college or training program you want – or get started in that career you dream about!

Career Center Programs

Health student interns at Quincy Medical CenterJob Shadowing

Students are paired with a professional to get an inside view of their chosen career. Job shadowing generally takes place during school hours, during a single day.
Grades: 11 – 12

Internships

Students apply classroom skills in a real-world situation. Internships are linked with a particular industry or occupation. An internship can occur during or outside the school day for an agreed upon period of time. Students may or may not be paid for this internship.
Grades: 11 – 12

Clinical Placements

Students are placed in a health care or educational facility to practice learned skills and attitudes working alongside a licensed professional. Quincy Public Schools has a strong network of community business partners through the QPS School~Community Partnership program. Partners offer clinical placements for our students which occur during part of the school day as part of the educational program. In lieu of financial compensation, credit for hours toward industry certification may be received.
Grades: 11 – 12

Youth Apprenticeships

Youth Apprenticeships allow vocational students to be employed in a trade specific area. This apprenticeship enhances school and shop experience. Apprenticeships generally occur outside the school day. Students are paid for their work. Offered to students who have completed one and a half years in their vocational major.
Grades: 11 – 12

Student Employment

Occurs outside the school day. Students are paid. The Career Center has a job board where employment options are posted.
Grades: 9 – 12

Mentoring

Mentoring is offered through the Mass Mentoring Partnership. QHS offers a structured approach to bring interested adult members of our community into our high schools to work with students through scheduled interactions as a resource, a guide, and a role model.
Grades: 10 – 12

School to Career Connections

QPS has a network of community business partners through the QPS School~Community Partnership program. Partners offer students an opportunity to apply their academic, technical, interpersonal, and employability skills in real-world environments. Job experience enhances classroom learning, giving students skills valued by employers, college and technical schools, and recruiters.
Grades: 9 – 12