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Practicum Job Shadowing Program


Resurrection offers a one-of-a-kind high school opportunity to explore various fields, shadow professionals, and test-drive career options. Our location on the northwest side of Chicago provides access to professional mentors and job shadowing placements in the city and suburbs.

The Resurrection College Prep High School Practicum Job Shadowing Program is an educational experience in the field where students are placed with mentors and actively participate in professional work settings.  This program provides juniors and seniors with unique, hands-on work experience which enables them to better understand the practical and personal skills required in careers that interest them. The classroom component extends and deepens students’ field experiences through personal interest assessments and reflection papers. Students obtain a better understanding of their own skills and interests as they prepare for college selection and career success. 

For more information about the program, please contact Resurrection College Prep Practicum Program Coordinator Stephanie Walaszek at swalaszek@reshs.org or 773.775.6616 Ext 121.

Program Objectives

The Practicum Program will:

  1. Provide students with the necessary platform for further discovering their God-given talents incorporating experiential learning grounded in reflection.

  2. Expose students to a variety of field experiences that will further inform their understandings of how their skill sets and aspirations connect to those required of particular careers.

  3. Empower students to develop their worldview as it relates to who they are as members of society and how, via a career, they can contribute to their community at large

  4. Equip students with the necessary skills to establish professional relationships.