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Internship Class Begins Shadowing Businesses

Seniors Katie Gamez and Diana Soto pose after shadowing at the City Hall. “I love shadowing because it gives me experience that I will need in the world after high school,” Soto said. Photo courtesy of Jennifer King

Students in the Internship in Business Management class will begin to shadow multiple organizations throughout the school year. For the next week, they will shadow businesses such as Chick-fil-A, City of Lindale, and All-State Insurance.

    “I think the internship opportunities are critical for our students to get a real world experience,” Career Technical Education (CTE) director Teri Hodges said. “ They also get to  see the expectations that are true in the corporate business setting that they sometimes don’t get here at the school.”

The students get the opportunity to learn about the different industries and meet the professionals who do those jobs daily. They earn four hours of intern time at each local business that they shadow. 

“I chose to take this class so I could gain experience with different businesses around Lindale and learn what they are like,” senior Diana Soto said. “It has been fun going around and seeing the different types of organizations, and I can’t wait to continue throughout the school year.”

The students shadow the businesses every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the school year. They rotate through businesses to gain more experience in diverse places.

“Shadowing places is fun because I believe it will help me in the future whenever I graduate high school,” senior Dylan Coultas said. “So far, I feel like I have learned a lot just in these past two weeks of going around to different businesses.”

The class is a part of the Tyler Junior College (TJC) dual credit program taught by Jennifer King. Next week, the students will have their final rotation between the businesses and then rotate between three new ones.

“Mrs. King works really hard with our community,” Hodges said. “We look forward to continuing getting more opportunities for our students to gain experience that they can build from when they leave here upon graduation.”

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