Employment for BPS Students

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Early work experience is a critical factor in determining future success. Students who gain work experience during high school enjoy higher employment rates and earnings later in life. Additionally, these students stay in school, graduate high school, and enroll in college at higher rates than their peers. These benefits compound over a lifetime.

The best way to learn how to succeed in a job is to have one. PIC employer organizers broker thousands of jobs for motivated students in the Boston Public Schools. Many of these jobs are provided by Boston's most recognized businesses in industries such as financial services, health care, higher education, construction and engineering, technology, and law. Through a series of job readiness workshops and career exploration programs, PIC career specialists prepare students to interview for these jobs and to find employment on their own.

The PIC manages the private sector component of the Mayor's Summer Jobs Campaign. More than 300 businesses hire 3,000 high school students each summer.
The PIC organizes a limited number of intensive school year internships through various employer partners and specific schools. Although the names of the programs at each company are different, the concept is the same: they combine school and career directly.