Extended Work Experience
At CaLL’s Internship Celebration event last month, LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser offered all of CaLL’s summer interns a placement in the district to extend their work experience through the school year. On Thursday, September 19, Superintendent Steinhauser made good on his offer, meeting with students who were eagerly interested.

There are many opportunities in the school district for students to continue their work experience, whether in a specific department or directly on site at one of the 80+ schools in the district. In addition, there are opportunities with the City of Long Beach Census team the district is partnering with. Students were given paperwork to complete by Friday, October 4. From there, placements will be made based on students’ availability, skills, and interests. One student, who wants to be a history teacher, mentioned that this is another wonderful opportunity for her to gain skills, this time for her future career, by working directly with students.

Long Beach CaLL cannot thank Mr. Steinhauser enough for providing additional work experience opportunities for our summer interns. We look forward to hearing the good work our interns will be doing this academic year. 
Mayor's Internship Challenge Summer Reception
Long Beach CaLL attended the Mayor’s Internship Challenge Summer Reception on Thursday, September 26 at the Long Beach Civic Center’s City Council Chambers, where many students, employers, and city departments were recognized for participating in internships all around the city and beyond. Nathaniel Wilson (pictured with his parents), a student from Millikan High School who participated in CaLL’s Summer 2019 Internship Program, was one of three intern honorees who spoke at the event. Nathaniel, who interned at LBS Financial, commented, “I will never regret the decision to ‘give up my summer’ for this internship. The things that I’ve learned have been able to help me in the classroom…” What he learned in his internship is helping him in a current business class he is taking. Nathaniel did an amazing job speaking to the audience about his experience, and we wish him the best during his senior year.

At the event, Mayor Garcia continued to challenge employers, education institutions, and workforce organizations to support and provide internships throughout the city and neighboring areas. He stated that internships not only provide real-world experience, but also provide access to that very first job and important life experience. He thanked everyone involved in supporting internships and helping meet the internship challenge.  

Long Beach CaLL would like to thank all the students, parents, and business partners who attended the event. It was an event that not only recognized interns and employers, but key partners like Pacific Gateway, the City of Long Beach, CSULB, LBCC, LBUSD, and the Mayor’s Fund for Education who partner together to provide opportunities to students.   
It’s a New School Year, Partner with CaLL!
With a new academic year, Long Beach CaLL is anticipating requests from teachers and school administrators to connect business partners to students through various work-based learning activities. CaLL already has a number of opportunities lined up for business partners to participate. Be on the lookout with more information coming soon. If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a guest speaker or mock interviewer, would like to provide workplace tours or internships, or just want to participate in other work-based learning activities, consider signing up and becoming one of CaLL’s business partners by clicking on the link below!

CaLL fields specific requests from teachers and school administrators, and will reach out to you if there is a good match so that it's a positive experience for the students  and  for you. As one guest speaker stated this past year, “ I had a pleasant experience sharing my story and shedding light on how and why I did what I did. My hope is that I connected with the students and made them feel more comfortable driving toward a career that seems unreachable from their perspective. ” It must have worked, because one student responded, “I enjoyed knowing about the guest speaker's experience and how he got to where he is now, challenges and positives in his journey, knowing this can help guide me on my own path.”
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
LBUSD Career/College Exploration Night
CSULB Pyramid
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019
aLLin Career Pledge Launch Celebration
8:00am - 9:30am