Leadership Building and Career Programs

Holliston High School students have participated in career activities through various program offerings in and around our community.

Summer 2020: 

Dell Corporation’s STAR Program will run VIRTUALLY during the Summer of 2020!

Application Deadline is June 14, 2020

Acceptance Notification: June 18, 2020 – June 21, 2020

Application can be found here: https://education.emc.com/content/emc/en-us/student-star.html

The Dell EMC Student STAR Program is a 4 Day intensive workshop, designed to equip students with the tools needed to excel in both their academic and professional journeys. Student STAR focuses on four key areas central to every student’s success: Communication, Teamwork, Life Skills and an Introduction to Business. Through this focus, Student STAR bridges the gap between higher education and Dell EMC, in order to broaden the horizons of local college bound students, at no cost to the attendees!

Who can participate in Student STAR?

ANYONE! The Dell EMC Student STAR Program is open to any student entering their Junior or Senior year of High School, as well as students entering their Freshman year of college. This is not limited to family members of Dell EMC employees, and is open to students in surrounding communities. The program has no cost; however, applicants must submit a 250 word essay and a short application for consideration.  Transportation is the sole responsibility of the student’s family.

What topics will be covered?

Student STAR covers a broad array of topics to satisfy the four key areas of STAR.  From business-focused topics like Engineering and Marketing, to sessions such as Personal Finance or ‘Transition to College’, students are provided with key tools to apply now and in the future. Presentations equip students with a set of cross-functional interpersonal skills applicable to all areas of life. Lastly, academic-focused presentations such as The College Application Process  or The Princeton Review’s SAT Overview rounds out the program to provide students with a complex skill set that truly encompasses the academic, business, and life skill benefits.

FALL OF 2020

FOUNDATION FOR METROWEST – YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM (YIP) 

Youth in Philanthropy Program –

Priority deadline to apply is June 5; rolling admissions follow.

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.

This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. Fall programs begin in September and run through January 28. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit:   www.yipmentrowest.org  

Boston College – P2P Program (Paper to Plastics) SUMMER PROGRAM
Deadline: C
ancelled due to covid 19

For rising juniors and seniors:
Held on the Boston College Campus, the P2P program offers students the chance to work in a real scientific laboratory alongside professors and college students. The goal is to have students see how chemistry and biology work in the real world as they turn paper into plastic, a biodegradable and environmentally sound product

Immerse yourself in chemistry and biology in a real research setting, while learning about sustainability! All this and . . . it’s FREE!!!

  • Two week sessions in July or August, meeting Monday through ThursdayHands-on lab experience with a variety of research tools and techniques
  • Experience “green” chemistry and learn about renewable resources
  • Discover potential careers in chemistry and biology

INTERESTED STUDENTS CONTACT: Lynne Pflaumer (lynne.pflaumer@bc.edu)

Online Application Below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDXtOw5-RmkP2CltG64mcSeCgqq0Himk5jQnR2xHDmsmGyow/viewform

The Dell EMC Student STAR Program is a 4 Day intensive workshop, designed to equip students with the tools needed to excel in both their academic and professional journeys. Student STAR focuses on four key areas central to every student’s success: Communication, Teamwork, Life Skills and an Introduction to Business. Through this focus, Student STAR bridges the gap between higher education and Dell EMC, in order to broaden the horizons of local college bound students, at no cost to the attendees!

Who can participate in Student STAR?

BOSTON COLLEGE (BC) Splash “Education for Students by Students”

Takes place during the school year.

Three times a year high school students invade the BC campus and take classes taught by BC students. The course offerings are extensive. Students may register by going to https://bcsplash.learningu.org/ and clicking on the Register button. Go ahead, check it out and see what it is like to be a college student for a day! Further information on this event can be found in the high school guidance office.

  • Cost-free
  • Choose from over 150 courses
  • Rare opportunity for high school students to be immersed in the college environment
  • Experience college life in a way that is not available on a normal campus tour

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to pre-register?  No, you are welcome to just show up at the meeting time.

Do my parents need to attend?  Parents are encouraged to attend, but do not have to attend.

Will this cost me any money?  Although Metrowest Medical Center is sponsoring the program, there is a $25 dues fee for the year. If there is a problem with the fee and you are truly interested, please discuss that with us.

What if I can’t handle the sight of blood?  There are many health care careers that do not include blood. You are encouraged to participate in those things with which you feel comfortable.