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10/19/23 Career Connections Newsletter

Franklin High School Career Connections

Every other Thursday, Franklin’s Career-Connected Learning Coordinator Mr. Ruiz will post upcoming college and career related events, important application deadlines, career training program opportunities, jobs, internships, service learning options, and other career-connected topics of interest to students and their families. Email if you have anything you want placed in the newsletter.

Jobs and Internships

Library Assistant application deadline extended to October 30

The Seattle Public Library logo

The Seattle Public Library offers students who are enrolled in high school an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Student Assistants work at the Library from 12 to 15 hours per week. Their positions are temporary and can be held for up to two years (if students remain enrolled in school). Starting pay $18.69 per hour. 

student intern stacking books
This could be you! Apply today!

To be eligible for the Student Assistant Program, you must be at least 16 years old. High school students must be available to work for a minimum of four consecutive months.  

If you would like to learn more about the Student Assistant Program, watch the ‘Hacks for Getting a Student Job at the Library’ video on SPL’s YouTube page.

Apply to be a Student Library Assistant. The deadline is October 30.

Local Child Care Program Still Hiring for Volunteer and Paid positions

childcare classroom

Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool and Dragon’s Den School Age Programs are seeking team members to play and assist in toddler, preschool, or K-5th grade classrooms. Opportunities are year-round and additional hours during school breaks are available!

Typical hours, 3:55PM-5:45PM
School break hours, 8:00AM-5:45PM

Hoa Mai and Dragon’s Den are high quality, culturally relevant child care programs and chapters of Sound Child Care Solutions (SCCS). For more information, please visit Dragons Den Center, and Ho Mail Preschool.

Next Steps: Send your resume & cover letter to Gloria Hodge, Center Director at . If you need help putting together a resume, book an appointment with Mr. Ruiz.

College/Career Fairs and Scholarships

Rising Tide Scholarship and Vocational Fair October 23-26

Photo from 2022 Rising Tide Career Fair

The Franklin High School Alumni Association will present the Rising Tide College and Scholarship Fair October 23 thru 26 from 10am-2pm in the main hall outside of the Commons, featuring local colleges, trade unions, and apprenticeship programs, as well as information and application support to complete one of many scholarships sponsored by the Alumni Association. Students will be able to attend during their lunch and advisory periods, and teachers will be invited to bring their entire classes to the event during 3rd and 4th periods. We will provide more detailed information here in the Career Connections Newsletter, including list of participating schools, as the information comes available.

To learn more or if you are connected to a trade union or apprenticeship program that might want to participate, reach out to Mr. Ruiz at

Black College Expo @ Rainier Beach High School Nov 4th

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Seattle Public Schools Office of African American Male Achievement is hosting a Black College Expo at Rainier Beach High School this year on November 4th from 10am-4pm. Over 50 colleges will be represented, including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), offering on-the-spot acceptances, application fee waivers, entertainment, cash prizes, and a “Dance Off” with a surprise celebrity guest!

Mark your calendars and join the fun for this event! Students should register for the Blackk College Expo at Rainier Beach by 10/23 to confirm their attendance!

To learn more about the event, check out this video featuring the 2019 Expo:

Seattle Promise (2 years Free Tuition) Application Now Open

Seattle Promise logo

Seattle Promise is a college tuition and success program launched by Seattle Colleges, Seattle Public Schools, and the City of Seattle. It offers free tuition at any of the Seattle Colleges: North Seattle CollegeSeattle Central College or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 college credits or a student’s first degree, whichever comes first.

All graduating seniors attending Seattle public high schools are eligible for the Seattle Promise program regardless of grade point average (GPA), income, ability, or country of birth. But you MUST APPLY to claim your free tuition. The application deadline is February 16.

Even if you are expecting to attend a 4-year university after high school, sometimes plans change, and you do not want to miss out on free tuition for 2 years. You cannot apply to Seattle Promise after February 16, so do it now even if it is a backup plan.

Find out more information about the Seattle Promise.

Apply for Seattle Promise NOW!

Training and Mentorship Programs

Interested in Majoring in Engineering at UW? Attend an info session

College of Engineering Logo

An engineering education from the University of Washington opens doors to an extraordinary future! You can learn more about the UW College of Engineering, Direct to College admissions, and the engineering student experience by attending one of their upcoming info sessions.

These info sessions are intended for current high school students who are interested in applying to the UW and the College of Engineering as freshmen. Join them virtually on zoom as they debunk common myths about engineering and answer your biggest questions.

Upcoming Dates/Times:

  • Wednesday, October 25 (5pm-6pm)
  • Wednesday, November 1 (5pm-6pm)

To sign up, complete the Info Session Interest Form

Please contact Eli Williams, Recruitment and Youth Engagement Program Manager, if you have any questions or concerns:

Interested in Social Work Careers? Attend a virtual Seattle U info session

Social Workers Change Futures

Students who may be interested in pursuing the social work profession are invited to learn more about the Bachelor of Social Work Degree program (BSW) at Seattle University at one of their upcoming virtual information sessions. Social Work professors and staff will answer your questions and provide a peek into your potential future!

The first BSW Information Session of Fall 2023 is scheduled for Tuesday October 31, 12:30-1:20, via Zoom. 

Join the Zoom call on October 31 by following their meeting invitation link. (passcode: 850791) 

Seattle University’s BSW program prepares students to become competent and effective social work professionals who value and respect diversity, anchor economic and social justice and human rights as central to their practice, and seek to use their knowledge based on scientific inquiry and skills to improve community and human well-being – SU believes Social Workers transform futures!  

If you have any questions about the BSW program, please contact:  

Women in Sports Careers organization seeking students to mentor

Interested in a career in sports? Join WISHING

Women in Sports Helping Inspire the Next Generation (WISHING) is a nonprofit that helps girls in high school learn about careers in the sports industry. Through mentorship, job shadowing and scholarships, WISHING strives to level the playing field for all women. WISHING is a network of 200 women across the nation who work in professional/collegiate sports and serve as mentors. Students who participate in WISHING will be matched with three mentors who work in different careers in sports. Students then partake in WISHING’s mentorship program from September to May and dedicate two hours per month to the program. A unique job shadow experience will be offered to students enrolled in the program each semester.


If you are female-identifying student who is interested in learning about careers in sports, please contact or connect with them @wishing_org on Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram for more information and to learn about upcoming events.

iUrban Teen Offering STEM+Arts Exploration Programming

iUrban Teen IEngage, iLEarn, iSucceed

iUrban Teen, a STEM+Arts education program that brings together underrepresented teens and young adults for career exploration and mentoring, hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year that give students a chance to visit and work with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Nintendo and Blue Origin (just to name a few), to learn about careers in the STEM fields. More information on iUrban Teen.

Upcoming Program: iUrban Teen – icode 1.0

October 21st – December 16, 2023.

  • 2 month coding boot camp that serves as a fast-paced introduction to code programming.
  • Students will develop basic websites and digital games using Python. Html, CSS & JavaScript.
  • No previous experience required.

Held every Saturday except 10/28, 11/11, and 11/25

Register for iUrban Teens

Service Learning and Community Programs

City of Seattle Youth Summit provides service opportunity for civic engagement

Service Learning Credit available
colorful drawing of students working together

You’re invited to participate in the City of Seattle’s Youth Transportation Summit, a service-oriented event specifically for young adults ages 14-24. This is a chance for your voice to be heard on the future of public transportation while earning 8 hours of service-learning credit.

The goal of the Youth Transportation Summit is to learn how the pandemic has changed the transportation experiences of young people and center their voices in upcoming planning for the future. The City wants to hear from you! Please join in the conversation and creation of the Youth Climate & Transportation Action Plan!

Register for the Youth Summit

The deadline to register is October 27.

For more information, please check out the summit webpage here: Youth Summit Webpage. For questions, please contact

Local snowboarding program offers Service Learning opportunity through “Core Program”

Service Learning Credit available
Service Board team with students playing in the snow

Interested in getting service-learning credit while also learning how to snowboard and going on fun outings in the snow? the Service Board brings together a group of high school students and adult mentors from a diverse range of academic, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds to engage in their Core Program. Program participants meet twice weekly from beginning of winter through spring. Weekday workshops focus on engaging discussions encompassing a broad range of social justice topics. Weekend activities during Core Program rotate between intensive service-learning projects and snowboarding outings.

This year’s Core Program will be four months long, beginning in late January and ending in mid-May, meeting on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Music, snowballs, fresh food and a sense of community are the common threads that tie the Core Program together. tSB emphasizes the importance of youth voice, supportive community and promoting positive risk-taking to build youth leadership skills.

If you are interested in learning more check out the Service Board website and when ready, fill out their Application. The deadline to apply is December 1.

UW’s School of Social Work Offering Legacy Letters Program

Students and seniors around table participating in Legacy Letters program
Service Learning Credit available

Legacy Letters is a free service-based volunteers community program that offers participants opportunities to meet, connect, and share something meaningful with people from other generations.

Legacy Letters meets once a week for 90-minute sessions. Each of the 6 sessions includes games, paired & group discussions, and reflective writing. Student volunteers work together with local elders, and the activities provide opportunities to build connections and give all participants opportunities to share something meaningful within an intergenerational community. Students can get up to 10 hours of service-learning credit for their participation in the program.

Learn more about the Goldsen Institute

Register to participate in Legacy Letters Program.

School Connect WA seeking volunteer tutors for Dearborn International School program

Service Learning Credit available
tutor helping two students with math learning

School Connect WA connects high school students with elementary schools to close academic gaps in math and reading. They are currently seeking volunteers to help tutor elementary school students at Dearborn International School in Beacon Hill. This is a great service hour opportunity, especially students who enjoy working with younger kids or are considering teaching.
Available hours:
3:15-5:30 – M, Tu, Th, F
2:15-5:30 – W

  • Literacy Intervention
  • Math Intervention
  • STEM Projects
  • Snacks, Meals

Learn more about School Connect Washington. You can also contact Roy Chang at for additional information.

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