Work Study Program for Summer 2020

Are you an Upward Bound Student Interested in Work Study for Summer 2020


Step # 1 Video for the week (Watch this First):

Step # 2 Look through presentation rubric needed for week 4



Step # 1 Video for the week (Watch this First) :

Step # 2 Work Study Interview Tips:

Step #3Thank you note suggestions:


Post-Interview Google Doc



Presentation rubric students will need for week 4:


What is Work Study? 

Upward Bound Work Study is a program where youth participating in the project are exposed to careers requiring a postsecondary degree

Expectations for Work Study

Commit to participate for all 4 weeks

Each week will consist of roughly 8-10 hours of work

Students earn $100/week if they complete the requirements

If you don’t complete the requirements one week you can no longer
participate in the program and will not earn the $100 for that week or future

If you participate, you will not earn the $60 monthly summer UB stipend, this will be in place of that money

Resources and links to help with understanding the process

Slide Show explaining the process and what it entails is here:

Time Commitment Outline:

Time Comitments Outline

Students must review the outline and complete the application before they will have the opportunity to participate in the Work Study Program. Due June 3rd. 


Week Requirements Documents UB Will Provide Time Commitment
Week 1: June 29-July 3
  • Complete the Myers Briggs STRONG Assessment
  • Compile assessment results in a document provided by the UB team.  
  1. STRONG Assessment
  2. Assessment results reflection 
STRONG Assessment = 1 Hour

Reflection = 1-2 Hours

Total = 3-4 Hours

Weeks 2 & 3: July 6-17
  • Interview a minimum of 2 professionals in the field that aligns with the student’s inventory results, an additional profession can be interviewed if a student pursuing a degree in the field cannot be found
  • After each interview students will complete a reflection 
  • Once all interviews are complete students will complete a culmination document, reflecting on their learning and insights from the interviews
  • Students will  send handwritten thank you notes to the interviewee
  1. Interview tips and expectations for the interviewer (I’d like this to be a zoom meeting with additional handouts available
  2. Sample interview questions
  3. Interview Reflection 
  4. Culmination Reflection
  5. Thank You Notes and template
  6. Access to Interviewees
Interview Prep = 2 Hours

Interviews: 30 – 45 Minutes EACH = 1.5-2.5 Hours

Interview Reflections = 1 Hour EACH = 3 Hours

Culmination Reflection = 1 Hour

Thank you notes  30 minutes

Total: 8.5 hours

Week 4: July 20-24
  • Presentation sharing what the student learned from the assessment, the interviews, and the entire work study process
  1. Presentation Rubric
  2. Document or zoom that outlines what makes a successful presentation
Presentation = 4 Hours

Total = 4 Hours