Welcome to the Lincoln High School Career Center
Start Exploring Your Path During And After High School!
Unsure of your future plan? Want to explore career fields? Looking for a job or internship? Need to update your resume? The Career Center can help! The Career Coordinator, Shannan Fasold, works with students to support them on all aspects of their college and career exploration; which might include looking for a job shadow, volunteer, internship or part-time job, preparing an application, resume or for an interview, or figuring out possible career paths.
What is a CRLE?
Career-Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) are structured educational experiences that connect learning to the world beyond the classroom. PPS requires students to write reflections about two CRLEs but most students complete many throughout their four years of high school. Some CRLEs happen at school and are arranged by your teacher. Community organizations and industry groups sponsor career days, mentor and internship programs too. Many students arrange their own half or full day job shadows by asking a neighbor, family friend or a friend's family member to host them. Some examples of CRLEs are:
- Internship (structured work + learning experience)
- Industry-sponsored Career Day (one day event)
- Industry-sponsored Career Mentor Program or Career Exploration Program (long-term commitment)
- Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
- ChickTech: High School
- Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador Program
- OHSU's Dental Career Exploration Program
- Portland Fire & Rescue's Cadet Program
- Portland Police Bureau's Cadet Program
- TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) https://oregon.tie.org/programs/tye/
- Washington County Search & Rescue Explorer Post
- Community Service Project/Volunteering (with a career focus)
- Career Field Trip with LHS teacher or club advisor
- Fall Media Day with Ms. Rechner
- Medical School Cadaver Lab field trip with IB Bio
- Oceanography Field Study day the coast with Ms. Zwissler
- School-based career activity with an occupational focus (e.g. mock trial, publications, theater production, etc.)
- Regional Career Fairs
- Career-themed Lecture or Guest Speaker
- Many CTE (Career Technical Education) teachers have guest speakers to talk about the related industry
- Community organizations host guest lectures
- Stumptown Speakers Series
- One-on-one Information Interview/Job Shadow (with a non-family member): Consider creating your own half-day job shadow or 30 minute information interview to learn about an occupation or organization. Start by asking friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. who they might know that works in your career field or organization of interest. Most people are happy to spend time with students sharing about what they do--all you have to do is ask!
- To prepare for a job shadow/informational interview: Look up your host's occupation in Oregon CIS and study topics like Specific Work Activities, Preparation and Job Outlook. Visit the organization's website to better understand their services or products. Consult this list of questions and add your own. Consider what you will wear to fit into the workplace. Plan your trip, calculating when to leave home or school to be on time. Will you need to allow extra time to find parking? Check out TriMet's TripPlannertools to help you make streetcar, bus or MAX connections.
Calling Parents & Alumni!
Think about becoming a Cardinal Career Consultant. Are you willing to host a LHS student at your workplace for a job shadow or internship? Are you open to invitations from teachers to be on a panel or speak to their class? Does your organization ever hire seasonal or part-timers? PPS Career Coordinators use the district's PartnerConnect database to identify local professionals like you. Learn more and register yourself and/or your company here. You can also volunteer specifically with LHS--just email email@example.com with your contact information.
CRLE Reflection Assignments
Students can click on the CRLE link above, to complete and submit 2 CRLE reflections to fulfill the Personalized Learning Requirements (PLRs) for graduation. Once the well written CRLE reflection has been approved, it's recorded on StudentVue, under "Student Course History."
*As of Fall 2021, all students submit the exact same CRLE Reflection form for each of their two CRLEs.
Other Personalized Learning Requirements (PLRs) include writing a Resume (Juniors) and completing the My Plan Project (Seniors) that are turned into English teachers. To see all the requirements for earning your high school diploma, see the PPS District Page HERE