Long Beach HS Students Work Toward Their Goals


Long Beach High School held its inaugural “Beyond LBHS: Job and Internship Fair” on March 29 as a way to connect students with business professionals for potential employment, internship or job shadowing opportunities. In past years, the high school presented annual career fairs that featured booths representing various vocational fields. The new model is a more interactive approach that prepares students for steps they will be taking in the future and sets them up to secure actual work experience.

Juniors and seniors spent time developing their resumes and exploring areas of interest prior to the event. The Guidance Department matched the students with guest presenters, whom they met with for interviews during the fair. Attendees discussed the responsibilities and requirements for roles in an assortment of industries including finance, law, government, medicine, real estate, insurance, food, health and fitness and more. Many of the interviewers had open positions available for students seeking local part-time jobs.

Career-readiness is an important focus of the Long Beach Public Schools. This event was just one of the many ways in which students are prepared for the working world. The high school’s new internship program is also currently underway and providing experience at various job sites.