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Career Work-Study

Summer 2016 Career Work-Study Participants

Summer 2016 Career Work-Study Participants


Summer Career Work-Study Program

The Career Work-Study program through Upward Bound is the culmination of months of self-exploration and work to prepare for a summer internship in the community. During their junior year of high school, students work with Upward Bound staff to delve into their personality, career interests, work-values, etc. During the Summer Upward Bound Program, rising seniors work a summer internship in a field relevant to their career interests. This experience gives students insight into the workplace and it also helps build onto their resume. Exposure to an area of interest to students can greatly assist in their process of choosing a major and career field to pursue in college.

Since many rising seniors wish to earn money to help pay for college, students who fully complete the Career Work-Study internship experience receive financial compensation from Upward Bound. This opportunity is provided to students to encourage full participation in all that the Upward Bound Summer Program has to offer so students don’t have to work a summer job outside of participating in Upward Bound.

In past years, students have been placed in a variety of settings in the Johnson City area including Mountain States Health Alliance, ETSU Child Study Center, Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City, local libraries, veterinary clinics, and a number of departments on ETSU campus.


2017-2018 Career Work-Study Requirements

All junior-level ETSU Upward Bound students have the opportunity to participate in the Career Work-Study (CWS) program during the summer following their junior year. However, students are not required to participate in the Career Work-Study program in order to attend the summer program. Career Work-Study requirements will be completed during every Monday Night Session. If a student misses a session, it is their responsibility to keep up with their progress and make up requirements before the following session.

In order to be eligible to participate in the summer Career Work-Study program, students must participate in the summer Upward Bound program and must complete all of the following requirements during the academic year:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Self-Directed Search (SDS)
  • Career Work-Study Application
  • Reflective Essay
  • Additional CWS paperwork or meetings may be necessary for students working at specific placement sites. Students will be notified if this impacts them.

At the discretion of Upward Bound staff, some requirements may be eliminated due to time constraints. Failure to complete all necessary requirements by the final deadline will make a student ineligible to participate in the Summer 2018 Career Work-Study program. Requirements and deadlines will be further outlined at upcoming Monday Night Sessions.

Please contact Brittany Lewis (, 423-439-5899) or Marc Tucker (, 423-439-5662) with any questions regarding Career Work-Study.


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