Be a Resource

Marist High School’s Explore Program invites you to serve as a resource for our students by sharing your time and talent with us.  We appreciate your willingness to give back to Marist and value the opportunity to learn from you.  If you have any questions regarding the options below, please contact Explore Program Coordinator Kathleen McArdle at 773.881.5357.   

Internships

Internships allow students to enhance their skills and apply classroom knowledge to a professional environment. They offer a supervised, short-term experience in a career field of interest. Internships, which generally coincide with summer break can help students confirm or clarify their career goals, gain practical work experience, and develop industry contacts.   

Workplace Visits

We are always looking for interesting sites to bring a group of students and faculty/staff to visit.  During these visits, the host employer typically arranges a tour and opportunities to hear firsthand from current employees, including interns, about their roles.   

Classroom Visits

Share your professional experiences and insights with students in the classroom.  Last year, we welcomed alumni speakers to our Innovative Design for Entrepreneurial Applications class, forensic science class, and architectural drawing class.  Members of the Marist Law Association also started the high school's first-ever Mock Trial Club, which allows students to experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues with seasoned professionals.  

Career Night

Career Night brings Marist alumni, faculty and friends together in a fair-style setting to talk to students and parents about their industries, daily job responsibilities, salaries, and more.  Industries typically represented include pharmacy, law, medicine, engineering, education, business, first responders, and religious vocations.  

Hawk Talks

Hawk Talks provide a thought-provoking forum for alumni to share real-world advice and professional experiences with the Marist community, especially students and parents.  Past Hawk Talks have featured young alumni in medicine, an award-winning journalist, nationally recognized business leaders, and an accomplished neurosurgeon.   

Become a Resource Today

If you have knowledge, skills or ideas you would like to share with our students, please complete the form below.