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Mentor A High School Student for a Morning

Have a cool career? Help with Watsonville Rotary's job shadow day.

Kids have big dreams and, at the end of the month, dozens of students will get the opportunity to job shadow with local business people who are working in careers the students are interested in.

Eighty-two students will be paired with members to learn about working in a variety of jobs: at Driscolls, for the city, as a dentist and more.

But there are still students who haven't found their mentors. The commitment is for the morning of March 28, a Wednesday. Murry Schekman, the assistant superintendent for secondary education at the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, is looking for volunteers in the Watsonville area.

Here are the fields students are interested in. Contact Schekman at murry_schekman@pvusd.net or 786-2395 to help.

  • Aquarium store
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Aviation Engineer
  • Bakery
  • Bartender
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Cabinetry
  • Career with Children
  • Catering
  • Chef
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Childcare
  • Computer Engineer
  • Construction/Construction Engineer
  • Cosmetology
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Dentist/Dental Assistant
  • Doctor's office
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Engineer
  • ER Nurse
  • Fish and Game Science Warden
  • Fashion Design
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Science
  • Game designer
  • Gas Station
  • Graphic Designer
  • Green Building Architect
  • Green Construction
  • Hybrid Mechanic
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Law Firm Intern
  • Machinist
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • MBARI
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Research
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Navy
  • Neonatal ICU Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • OBGYN
  • Opthamologist 
  • Pediatrician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physican
  • Physican's Assistant
  • Preschool teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Radiologist 
  • Registered nurse
  • Reporter
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Clothes
  • Sociology
  • Soil Engineer
  • Sport Psycologist
  • Sports medicine
  • Supermarket
  • Surgeon
  • Teacher, Elementary School
  • Trauma Surgeon
  • Veterinarian 
  • Veterinarian Technician
  • Video Game Designer
  • Welding
  • Zoologist

Disclosure: Watsonville Patch Editor Jennifer Squires is a member of the Watsonville Rotary.

Jennifer Squires March 12, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Two WHS students rode along with me last year for Job Shadow Day and it was a great experience (at least for me). They were bright, excited teenage girls who represented the school very well. I would encourage Watsonville professionals to take this chance to give back a little.

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