Twin Valley students gain opportunities in the ‘real world’

Sam Karwic interning at Morphotek.
Sam Karwic interning at Morphotek. Submitted photo
Jess Kern interning at Leiss Orthodontics.
Jess Kern interning at Leiss Orthodontics. Submitted photo

At Twin Valley High School, it is a typical day for students to gain opportunities in the “real world.” For example, a student interested in becoming a police officer may job shadow or intern in the criminal justice career field and participate in a ride-along with local police departments as well as observe court cases and take the opportunity to speak to professionals within the courtroom.

Students interested in the medical field may have the opportunity to see a baby being born and observe various operations and medical procedures, including dentistry and orthodontic surgeries.

Recently, a young man had the opportunity to participate in a real estate showing of a luxury property where he assisted the agent in explaining and guiding prospective clients.

Students interested in marketing may work with various companies including the Santander Arena where concerts, games, and events take place—what a great “sneak peek” behind the scenes! Sports-related careers are gaining popularity—many students choose to explore these areas by interning with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports marketing and management students with our local baseball team, “The Reading Fightin’ Phils” as well as Maple Grove Raceway.

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Students interested in chemistry and biology have experience working with tissue cultures as they target cancer detection and treatment. Our local wastewater treatment plant provides opportunities for students to learn more about testing water samples and the biological processes of breaking down waste.

Other interesting areas include: education, business, accounting, restaurant management, architecture, veterinary medicine, funeral planning and directing, fashion and design, cosmetology, image consulting, social work and non-profit business.

We believe students learn “by doing.” Benefits for students include offers for summer and part-time employment, networking with professionals who can guide them in career and college-planning, scholarships, and stipends.

THANK YOU to the following businesses who hosted our interns this year:

A J Blosenski Trash & Recycling Services, AAA Travel, Aardvark Animal Hospital, Bark Avenue, Beam’s Woodworking, Berks Animal Rescue League, Brandywine Hospital, Bruce Baer Accounting, Caernarvon Township, Children’s Clinic of Wyomissing, Country Companion Animal Hospital, Downingtown Family Practice, DRS Product Returns, E.A. Funk Company, Eagle Disposal, Elverson EMT, French Creek Golf Club, Genesis Chiropractic, Goodwill Morgantown, Green Valleys Watershed Association, Health South Reading Rehabilitation, Holiday Inn, Honey Brook Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Honey Brook Veterinarian Hospital, Iron Mountains LLC, Judge Glass/Birdsboro Court, Keares Electric, Keller Williams Real Estate, Kurtz Fish Hatchery, Laura Vilardo, Leiss Orthodontics, Ludwig’s Village Market, Mishock Physical Therapy, Morphotek, Nature’s Accent Taxidermy, New Beginnings, New Castle Lawn and Landscape, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Nuse’s Deli, Performance Food Centers/Simple Again, Phoenix Rehabilitation Services, Reading Fightin’ Phils, Reading Pediatrics, Robeson Township, Rush Law Group, RV Industries, Santander Arena, Singer Equipment, Spring Meadow Farm, State Farm Insurance, Style Encore, Tel Hai Retirement Community, The Whitford Corporation, The Windmill Restaurant, Thomas Daylily Farm, Twin Valley School District, Twisted Scissors, US Army, ViWinco, Walmart, Weiser Engineering, Westtown East Goshen Police Department, Whole Child Learning Center, William F. Hammell Nursery, and Yoder’s Country Market.

For more information about Twin Valley’s Internship Program, please contact Angela Morgan (amorgan@tvsd.org) or Gwen Werner (gwerner@tvsd.org).