Career Exploration

Career Exploration

High School Jobs

If you are looking for a job while in high school, check out the Career Development Center Job Board (across from the vending machines) or these resources:

Boulder County Workforce Youth Services – A thorough resource for all your employment and career needs, including searches, resumes, interviewing and job/career fairs for students living in Boulder County.

Weld County Youth Services –  A thorough resource for all your employment and career needs, including searches, resumes, interviewing and job/career fairs for students living in Weld County.

Boulder County Youth Corps – Paid Summer program working on parks and trails – largest free resource on the internet to help teens of any age get/find job assistance in accordance with child labor laws.

Juniors and Seniors are eligible to earn a .5 elective credit for working during the fall and spring semester each academic year.  If you would like more information about the Work Study Program and the application process, visit with the SVVHS Counselor.

Volunteering and Service Work

Students sometimes think of community service only as a resumé builder- something they have to do to get into the college of their dreams, but not something that they necessarily want to do. The truth is that volunteering is often an extremely rewarding experience. Many studies show that people who volunteer are happier than those who don’t volunteer.

There are so many reasons to volunteer. Here are a few of our favorite reasons from the folks at VolunteerMatch:

  • Help others
  • Make a difference
  • Find purpose
  • Enjoy a meaningful conversation
  • Connect with your community
  • Contribute to a cause that you care about
  • Use your skills in a productive way
  • Meet new people
  • Explore new areas of interest
  • Impress your mom
  • Impress yourself
  • Get out of the house
  • Make new friends
  • Feel better about yourself

Here are some resources for finding volunteer experiences in our area:

Military Service

General Enlistment and Recruiting – Military recruiters work with St. Vrain Virtual High School students and staff to verify graduation is completed in time for scheduled enlistment.

For more information on recruitment  and careers in the military, go to Today’s Military.

ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps is a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serving in the Military after graduation. Click here for more information on opportunities in ROTC programs.

U.S. Service Academies – Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges, and Maritime Academies offer world-class education and a deeper understanding of military culture. Plus, most of these schools grant scholarship money in exchange for a period of service. Click here for more information on Military Service Academies. For information about receiving required Congressional nominations, see these links:

Military Academy Nominations – Colorado

ASVAB – The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (sophomores cannot use their scores for enlistment eligibility). Students may also take the test at another school or through a recruiter and may retake the test at any time. The ASVAB is administered each fall and spring at the SVVSD Career Development Center (CDC). Click here for more information on the ASVAB, including study resources.  Also check out, a comprehensive online resource powered by the ASVAB CEP that allows students to discover extensive details about military career opportunities across all Services, their Service-specific ASVAB line scores, and which Services offer which jobs.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.  For more information, visit  Source:

The links provided above are based on information created by other public and private organizations. St. Vrain Virtual High School does not control or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.  These links are provided for the user’s convenience, and the inclusion of these links is not intended to endorse products or services offered, or views expressed, on these websites.

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