Career Center Update (March 2, 2020)

Career Center Events

  • College Partnership Program (CPP) Application Open Jan. 22- March 18, 2020.  

    The College Partnership Program assists students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Visit their website at  Follow them on twitter @FCPS_CSP. For more information  or a paper application see: Ms. Alfaro in room 455 or or Ms. Gresh in room 255 OR Apply online:


    The SLHS Career Center is sponsoring a TEEN JOB FAIR for South Lakes students during all lunches along the main corridor on Tuesday, March 10 (snow date March 12th).  This is separate from the 5 other teen job fairs that are being offered throughout the county since this is during the school day and not on a Saturday.  This is for South LAKES STUDENTS ONLY AND CURRENT & SUMMER JOBS WILL BE OFFERED.  Students may still attend the other job fairs throughout the county as early as March 7 and as close as Chantilly High School or other FCPS high schools. For information about times and locations & to register for the other job fairs go to:  Students needing help with their resume should come to the Career Center. If your business or company is hiring teenagers for part-time or summer jobs, contact to sign up for a table.

  • Career Fair At South Lakes for 10th Graders

    As part of their Career exploration, 10th grade students will have an opportunity to talk with adults who work in a variety of fields during the SLHS Career Fair on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. If you are a parent with a profession/vocation/career that you’d like to share with our students, we are still looking for volunteers!  Contact Emily McPhie at

Internships and Job Opportunities


    ASVAB TESTING- Friday March 27, 2020 (Green Day) 8am-11:30am Lecture Hall.  Pick up permission forms from the Career Center- due March 13th. OR a form is attached at the end of this newsletter!

  • ScienceLogic, Inc. Summer Internship Program

    ScienceLogic is offering a 10 week structured summer paid internship for full-time college students or high school graduates intending to start college in the fall.  Intern candidates should apply directly (no 3rd party applications). Time sensitive deadline to apply, so act now! Hiring will be complete by the end of February.

    Software Engineer Intern, Python – Reston VA:

    Software Engineer Intern, JavaScript – Reston VA:

    Software Engineer Intern, Machine Learning – Reston VA:

    Agile Associate Intern – Reston VA: 

    Questions?  Contact David Barker, Director, Software Engineering, ScienceLogic, Inc., 10700 Parkridge Blvd, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20191. 

  • Immediate Law Firm Internship Opportunity 

    The Law Office of Romney Wright, PC in Vienna is offering paid internships for qualified students.  The student must have excellent computer skills, preferably be a sophomore or a junior. Spanish speaker a plus but not required.  Flexible hours. Send their resumes & cover letter to Eleanor Alcantara at When/if you contact them, students will need to use their NON-FCPS personal email- otherwise it will bounce!   You also might need to contact them through their website if the email doesn’t work!  Check out their web site for more information


    Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to conduct real-world, Army-sponsored research alongside scientists and engineers in world-class facilities. They inspire students to pursue further education and careers in STEM. Go to:   (copy & paste into your browser).  A couple are for multiple grade levels, not just graduates!  Deadlines are February 28 and 29, 2020 

    The Airports Authority Skilled Trades Apprentice Program is seeking candidates for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment, electronics, structured maintenance.  For details go to  Applications are on line. 

    STEAMFITTER’S APPRENTICESHIPS for Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Piping & Environmental Systems Fields – Go to for more information.  

    PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS APPRENTICESHIP -Apply on line at  Application is open year round but the school calendar is from Sept. to August.  Applicants must be 17 by the time of application and have either a high school diploma or GED.  Email or phone 301-552-3505 for more information.

    The Northern Virginia Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Youth Program (WIOA)offers an opportunity for students who don’t want to go to college, but want a training program.  It offers educational support, college exploration, vocational school and includes training/work opportunities for young adults, ages 17-24.  For more information go to or call 1-571-385-9716, TTY 711.

  • EMPLOYMENT- PLEASE NOTE- When applying for jobs, or anything outside of FCPS, use your personal, non-FCPS email!!! Come to the Career Center for resume help if needed.

    Work Permits can be obtained by going to  to fill out and print out.  Bring back both forms to your employer once they have hired you.

    ***Crossroads FREE Employment Service. 703-771-4112.  email Orientations offered in English (Leesburg) & Spanish (Sterling).

    **Astar Explorer is hiring part time STEM instructors for their STEM Learning Center @ FairOaks Mall (next to JC Penney) for school-aged children.  Pay is $10-$15/hour for 10-19 hours/week.  Min. age is 16. 

    ***Bow Tie Cinemas is for hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal positions for their Reston Town Center theater.  Apply at Guest Services or onlie at

    ***Capital Ale House, Chain Bridge Rd. in Fairfax is opening and hiring for 18+ for all positions, full & Part time.   Angela can be reached directly at Minimum age requirement is 18 contact Angela via email for now. cell is 540-671-3296. Interested students can apply directly at

    ***CHICK-FIL-A Village Commons in Reston is looking for people of all ages and backgrounds, and no experience is necessary. Please contact Austin Scott, Director of Human Resources at or via cell @ 703-475-0864

    **Chuck E. Cheese Herndon is hiring. or speak to a manager at 2465 Centreville RD. J-9, Herndon, 20171. phone 703-713-0232

    **Frying Pan Park & Burke Lake Parks (FCPark Authority) is looking for summer day camp counselors daily from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Request application at or contact A copy of the application is also available in the Career Center.  Min. age 18. 

    ***i9Sports is looking for 16+ prefer 11th & 12 gr with athletic background to volunteer or work part time with their sports leagues coaching, marketing, communications, & event management.  Terraset Elementary & Baron Cameron Park are two of the locations.   Location:  Central and Northern Fairfax CountyContact: Christopher Streeter, Program Director, or 202-818-0786    Starting Pay: $12.50.

    ***High Sierra Pools is staffing lifeguard for the summer. Contact Hunter Carey at 703-920-1750 or email

    ***Hunters Woods at Trails Edge on Colts Neck Rd., Reston is hiring for dining, hospitality, maintenance, activities, front desk, and wellness positions.  Teens and adults.  Go to to apply or call Martha Romero at 703-429-1130 or email to schedule a time to apply in person. 

    **Mindframe Education is offering STEM internships (paid & unpaid) for high school students in their Ashburn & Reston locations. Go to for more information.  Send resume to or call Shani Nyandemoh at 703-940-9440.

    ***Mission BBQ near the Clocktower in Herndon is opening soon & hiring ages 16+.  Contact Adam Faggio, General Manager at (410) 703-0268 cell or Email-

    Mon Ami Gabi, a French Bistro is hiring for Reston Town Center.  Contact Judd Winstanley at or 703-707-0233. Web site is .

    ***KSB cafe of New York, in the Fox mill shopping center, Herndon is hiring for line cooks and cashiers, age 16+.  Text 703.508.7387 to schedule an interview.  Questions, contact Nisha Arora at

    ***Once Upon A Dream Team is an indoor children\’s entertainment center in Sterling that is hiring weekend assistants age 16+.   Pay starts @ $10/hr.  Contact 703-489-5427 or  Flexible hours!

    ***New!  Pica Deli at 11864 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston is hiring for all positions- full and part-time Mon.l – Fri- 7:30 am – 4:00 pm until the summer hours change.  Contact Tyler Pica (SLHS alum) at or 571-443-0603. Work permit needed for under 16.

    ***Reston Community Center is hiring ages 15+ for its reopened acquatic center.  They offer free training. Flexible schedule. Free uniforms.  Pay ranges from $11.50- $14,00 for lifeguards; head lifeguards range from $15-$18.00.  Swim instructors $22-$26.  Contact Mat McCall (SLHS ALUM) at 703-390 6151 or

    ***Roer’s Zoofari needs Seasonal Guest Services Attendants (customer service) through the end of the summer. Seasonal staff are always considered for permanent positions! Min. age 16. Flexible shifts paying $8.25-$10.00//hr. Email resume to or pick up an application at the zoo gift shop. Contact Shallise Williams @ 571-330-1239 –

    ***Sylvan Learning of Reston (Fox Mill Shopping Center) is looking for 2-3 students to help (paid $10/hr or volunteer) Mon.-Thurs. evenings from 4:30pm-7:30pm.  Ages 16+.  Contact Brooklyn Rains, Center Director at 703-382-6300 or

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in going into a health sciences related career? Janice Arnold, MD, a Urologist whose office is on the campus of Reston Hospital, is looking for 3 or 4 mature, bright SLHS students, age 16 +.  She has flexible hours, but is looking for someone who can devote 3 or 3.5 hours twice weekly after school.  This is non-paid, but will receive HIPAA training and assist patients in how to access their patient portal in their office.  Contact Pontea at or 703-742-7757.  Parental approval is necessary as well.

**Jill’s House in Vienna is looking for volunteers (age 16+) to serve as a group buddy, kitchen helper, or admin helpers.  Go to for more information or email

BranchOut! is looking for qualified student volunteers from FCPS schools to help serve as mentors to promote STEM education & close achievement gaps. In 2019, close to 150 student mentors from 37 schools served at 9 different locations. For more information about our summer volunteer program, go to or contact

***Town of Herndon is still seeking youth 9-12th grades who are in good standing in school and community who wish  to serve on the Herndon Youth Advisory Council.  Contact Viki L. Wellershaus, CMC, Town Clerk, Town of Herndon 703.435.6805 with questions. They hope to have decisions by March 2020. Apply at

***Burke Lake Park Baskets and Bunnies  is looking for volunteers on April 11th from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opportunities include arts and crafts assistants, registration assistants,  moon bounce monitors, egg hunt assistants, costumed greeters, train and carousel assistants and mini golf assistants. A pizza lunch and water will be  provided for volunteers. Email or call 703-323-6600 x

**Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia in Sterling is looking for after school volunteers to help support them with their elementary & middle school kids with STEM Club, tutoring, afterschool mentoring, martial arts, and cheerleading.  Contact Lauren McCreary at

**Sunrise Valley Elementary School is looking teen volunteers to provide child care for a parent information night on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm.  Contact Jennifer Savory, M.Ed. @ (703) 715-3811 or email

*Terraset Elementary needs students to care for children during PTA meetings.  Dates Needed are April 21, and June 2 at 7pm.  Contact Jane Derrick at

Volunteer Search Engines:  Create an account at:,  & Volunteer Reston (copy and paste into your browser)

Also look for opportunities in x2VOL!  Students access via Blackboard & then the Naviance Student portal.


  • FREE SAT & ACT Prep Website Through Gale Cengage Learning!

FCPS & South Lakes High School offers a free, extensive SAT & ACT prep weibsite for all students through Gale Cengage Learning. This web site can build your own review program based on pre-test results, along with detailed explanations of answers.  It is one of many resources that can help you prepare for the SAT or ACT. There are 3 timed, full-length tests with detailed answers and an online course.  

In addition, there are resouces for Career Transitions, Career Exploration, & Resume Writing at:  Attached is a flyer for handy reference!