James Dopman, BHS Career Advisor
Companies and organizations looking to hire or request volunteers, please email James Dopman at the address above. Include in your email the position description, salary (if offered), hours needed, and frequency of work (once or regularly). Please send any flyers in a PDF format. NOTE: Berkeley High School cannot refer students for work inside private homes due to safety concerns.
Community Members! Are you interested in speaking to BHS students about your career path, your career, and the company or organization you work for? For more information, contact James Dopman at the email address above.
STUDENTS: the most updated and recent positions are emailed to you! Make sure you are checking your student.berkeley.net account!
Job Search Resources
Work permit information can be found here
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1. Gather all the information you will need to create a great resume. Download the BuildingaResume worksheet and complete!
2. Using the models below and this resume example , type up your own!
The Heading of your resume includes your name, address, and contact information. Make sure your email address is appropriate!
Your Education section should include BHS and any community college classes you have taken. Remember to spell out abbreviation (AC is Academic Choice, AHA is Arts and Humanities, and so on). Be sure to include a little about you accomplished while in high school.
Your Experience includes ANYTHING you have done outside of school. Include all paid work, volunteer positions, and any responsibilities you have at home or community.
The Skill & Interests section is where you can mention special aspects about you and what you enjoy doing in your spare time. Make sure to distinguish between conversational fluency (you can get by speaking) in another language vs. literacy (you can read and write in the other language).
Need more help? Want feedback? Make an appointment with Mr. Dopman in the College and Career Center!
Career / Job Resources
- Glassdoor https://www.glassdoor.com/
- Craigslist Job Search https://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/jjj
- Work for Good (non-profit jobs and careers) https://www.workforgood.org/
- California Career Zone https://www.cacareerzone.org/
Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities!
Need a summer job? Live in Berkeley?
- YouthWorks Winter job application window opens October 1st! City of Berkeley YouthWorks Job application window is open! YouthWorks places local youth in summer jobs that last up to 7 weeks, for up to 30 hours per week, earning $12 per hour, beginning in early July. Youth can work in office administration, government, tobacco prevention, youth development, and more! More information, go to the YouthWorks homepage.
- Peet’s Coffee is often hiring and will consider 16, 17, and 18 high school students. Must be willing to commit to training and have flexible hours after school, on weekends, and be able to work over summers. Contact local Peet’s shop to see if there are hiring and for whether they are having “job fair” hours at their location:
- Downtown Berkeley 2255 Shattuck 510-225-0451
- South Campus 2501 Telegraph Ave. 510-225-7700
- Rockridge 3200 College Ave. 510-899-6740
- North Berkeley Vine & Walnut 2124 Vine St. 510-841-0564
- North Berkeley Solano 1825 Solano 510-526-9607
- West Berkeley 1776 4th St. 510-525-3207
- MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JOB FAIRS: https://www.peets.com/about-us/careers/recruiting-events
- The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is looking for volunteers ages 16 and older who are interested in gaining experience in early childhood education, youth development, fitness and wellness, and customer service. We offer opportunities that are flexible to meet your schedule, but ask for a minimum of 6 month commitment. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For any questions please contact Chelsea Tuomi, Volunteer Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: Volunteer Opportunities Application: YMCA Application
CIEE Study Abroad opportunities
The priority application deadline is December 1st (this is when we award the majority of our scholarships and when students have the best chance of getting their first choice destination, as the application allows students to select two alternate programs, and students who apply by November 1st will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a free flight).
We offer three types of programs:
1. Language and Culture Programs (4 weeks, 60 hours of instruction, pre- & post-proficiency testing so students can participate in any program/language/destination of choice (1 year of language study required for all French and Spanish programs; 2 years of language study required for “Intensive” programs), most programs are with host families and students have the option to receive four college credits for their language and culture program – read more about it here
2. Service and Leadership Programs (3 weeks, 45 hours of international community service with certificate, workshops in intercultural communication and leadership skills, and approx. 10 hours of basic language instruction in local languag
3. Global Discovery Programs (3 weeks, approx. 40 hours of subject field work with certificate, approx. 10 hours basic language instruction in local language)
Scholarships are available from 10% (merit only) to 100% (merit + need). You can also view an online presentation on the application instructions here. The scholarship application is within the general online application, and the short essay questions regard reasons/fit for wanting to participate, challenges experienced and expected in the program and strengths you would contribute to the program (culturally, linguistically, socially, leadership skills, communication skills, global perspective, etc.). And you learn more about the scholarships and fundraising here.
East Bay Parks
Hiring students to be “interpretive student aides” for Crab Cove over in Alameda. Work outside and with people! Interested, call 510-544-3185 or go to www.ebparks.org/jobs. More info: Crab Cove position
CAREER Training Programs for SENIORS & BHS Alumni
- Alameda County Workforce Board
- The Anchor Program
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance
- Bread Project
- Carpenters Union 152
- Fast Response
- Ironworkers Local 378
- Nor Cal Laborers
- Operating Engineers Local 3
- PG&E Power Pathways
- Plumbers, Steamfitters, Refrigeration & Pipeline Local 342
- Rising Sun Energy Center
- Safe Passages
- SF Jobcorps
- Tradeswomen Inc. at 510-891-1243 or email email@example.com
- Year UP Bay Area
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
- Athlete Study Center, Classroom J205 @ BHS, Mondays- Thursdays from 3:30- 5:00pm, contact Andy Waranoff
- BHS Bridge Tutoring, Mondays- Fridays, 3:30- 4:45pm in G108B, H102B, and A104 contact Jessie Luxford
- Dockwalker Volunteer: The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s) and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, and The Bay Foundation in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power Squadrons, Lake Berryessa Partnership, Save Our Shores and many more organizations will conduct more free Dockwalker trainings this year. To become a volunteer, please contact the program coordinator, Vivian Matuk, at (415) 904-6905 or visit www.BoatingCleanandGreen.com for more details and to view the 2015 Dockwalker Training Schedule.
- Dorothy Day House Breakfast, most mornings of the week at Christ Church. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- EarthTeam: EarthTeam has a small, committed staff and we’re seeking volunteers to play a key role in helping us provide active and engaging environmental education experiences that inspire East Bay youth to become environmental stewards and leaders in their local communities. If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to email@example.com – See more at: http://www.earthteam.net/volunteer#sthash.ksHWSZhm.dpuf
- Ecology Center, If you are interested in volunteering for the Ecology Center, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 510-548-2220 x235 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, stop by the Ecology Center between 11am and 4pm, Tuesday through Friday.Our volunteer needs vary. Examples of volunteer jobs include database updates, brochure folding, library maintenance, research, event support, workshop assistance, gardening at EcoHouse, farmers’ market set up and break down, materials distribution, photography, and cataloguing seeds for the seed library. Click here to access the volunteer application form.
- English Language Development Tutorials, Classroom H308 2 BHS, Mondays- Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm, email Ms. Stewart
- King Middle School ELL, King Middle School Classroom S-7, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:05- 4:00pm, Wednesdays from 2:15- 3:15pm, contact Ms. Hamai
- King Middle School Homework Lab, King Middle School Library, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 3:00- 5:00pm, Wednesdays from 2:15- 4:30pm Email Mr. Leaks
- Longfellow Middle School After School Homework Center, Longfellow Middle School Classroom 23, Mondays- Fridays from 4:15- 5:30pm, contact Ms. Gilder (510) 883-5258
- MoveOn.org campaign volunteers: volunteers will gain experience in electoral campaign, opportunities for leadership positions, email Caroline Stanton at email@example.com for more information
- Oakland Zoo
- The Learning Center, College & Career Center @ BHS, Monday- Thursday 3:30- 6:00pm, email Wyn Skeels
- Rosa Parks MathPower, Wednesdays 6:15- 7:30pm, email Ms. Reyes
- Waterside Workshops
- Willard Mathworks, Willard Middle School Classroom 206 pod, Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm, October- December, February- May, email Jesse Ragent
- Tradeswomen, Inc. is holding WOMEN Can Build Career Fair on October 21st, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 23217 Kidder Street., Hayward, CA. The Career Fair is a hands-on event so women can experience the type of work the different trades perform such as sheet metal workers, carpenters, operating engineers, etc. Each table to staffed by apprenticeship coordinators and women currently in the construction trades. Women can learn how to do a tack weld, build a wooden or metal tool kit, or operator a simulator. More information at 510-891-1243. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Student Conservation Association Youth Programs: Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors? Join an SCA Crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists – thousands of students who are as passionate as you are about preserving wildlands, protecting nature in urban areas, and keeping the planet green. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Apply Online
- Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.We are now seeking applicants for our San Francisco, CA program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the September 8, 2016 application deadline. Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/
programs/student-online- application/ More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here.