High School

“Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.” ― Fred Rogers

Career exploration is an important step in college preparation, even if students are not entirely sure about what exactly they want to do. Check out these helpful resources to explore, plan, and gain knowledge and tips for preparing for the workplace.

On-Site Resources:

Hire Houston Youth
Hire Houston Youth (HHY) is an initiative that connects youth ages 16-24 with internships, jobs, and other opportunities throughout the Houston area.

COH Summer Jobs Program
City departments are opening their doors to provide opportunities for you to earn while you learn about what it takes to serve the residents of the nation’s 4th largest city. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $8.00 per hour. To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be between the age of 16 and 24 by June 10th, and live in a City of Houston council district.

Houston Service
Volunteering can provide a fun way to explore careers and looks great on your college resume. There are volunteer opportunities and a search engine for volunteering.

Texas Workforce Solutions Career Offices
Get help finding a job, scholarships or tutoring here!

Workforce Solutions
With an in-depth understanding of the local job market and established relationships with local employers, educational institutions and qualified job search support vendors, Workforce Solutions provides you with the resources, intelligence and tools you need to succeed. They offer career planning guidance, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and education opportunities and the financial support to make it all possible. Workforce Solutions knows what tools you need to get a job, keep a job or find a better job. In addition to their job search resources and job matching service, they offer financial aid for training as well as assistance to help you look for work or go to work.

Online Resources:
Tips for Writing a Teen Resume
This is a short video with tips for high school students

Texas Reality Check  
It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.

Career One Stop
Career One Stop allows students to assess themselves and their career preferences. It is designed to help students with all aspects of choosing the best career, finding jobs, and self-assessment

NASA offers tutoring and career programs for high school students. The site allows students to find out more about education programs and career profiles.  They also have a link to MyNASA, which students can sign up for to receive homework help related to NASA.

After school hours are a great time to help students make Houston their classroom and take lessons beyond the classroom walls. Explore some of what Houston has to offer at these places.

The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency
The Women’s Fund understands good health promotes education and education promotes good health. Healthy students are generally better learners than their peers who lack healthy behaviors. The Women’s Fund has created and offers a variety of free health education programs, along with publications throughout the Houston community targeting adolescent girls (aged 9-17) at risk for poor health conditions from a variety of causes.

Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE)  
Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) has an after-school program near you. Search their map to find after-school programs near you at one of their 13 participating school districts and 39 campuses.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto  
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto is a great way for young girls to build character. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto offer great programs, events, and activities for girls from grades K-12.

Boy Scouts of America: Sam Houston Area Council
Sam Houston Area Council: Boy Scouts of America is a great way for young boys to build character. The Boy Scouts of the Sam Houston Council offers great programs, events, and activities for boys from grades K-12.