Career stress skyrockets in high school

Career stress skyrockets in high school

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Bloomberg Business article stated that grade school students become more pessimistic about graduating with a job as they get older, and girls are especially likely to lose confidence in their prospects, according to a Gallup poll released in February 2015. "There’s very little about the overall school experience that is connecting young people in a meaningful way to work experience," says Brandon Busteed, executive director of Gallup Education. But in our region, Gulf Coast Community Foundation works to close that gap for students in partnering with CareerEdge Funders. CareerEdge’s Internship Reimbursement Program allows students to earn wages while putting into practice their trade, and the employer receives wage reimbursement. Working in the field reinforces what’s being learned, therefore creating less job stress and validating what they are learning in the classroom. To learn more about CareerEdge Funders, go to careeredgefunders.org.