Senior Seminar Students Equipped for the Future

A Spotlight on Senior Seminar Photo
As the 2017-18 school year drew to a close, approximately 30 Lynbrook High School seniors enrolled in Dr. Benedict Tieniber’s senior seminar class showcased what they had learned during their valuable internship experiences in the community. These students interned with nurses, doctors, certified public accountants, dentists, restaurants, real estate firms and many more during the school year.

The senior seminar class affords students the opportunity to incorporate and apply the learning from their high school coursework into a meaningful and relevant on-the-job internship experience. The students intern for a minimum of 50 hours of unpaid service.

“It is important to connect students with the world outside of the academic school day in order to assist in the development of a multitude of skills necessary to go on to further education or enter the workforce,” said Dr. Tieniber. “Internship experiences promote the relevance of a student’s high school experiences. Employment-related experiences help students understand the importance of academics in relation to what it takes to be successful in the workplace.” 

The students work with an adult mentor at an internship worksite and have the opportunity to acquire skills and techniques in their chosen path to begin to develop a foundation of general workplace experience.