Career Exploration

Get a “look inside” a variety of jobs or college majors through the FindMino career app. Then connect with local professionals through the Coffee & Careers and Summer Work Internship programs.

Coffee & Careers

As part of the Career Exploration Initiative (CEI), BYS has partnered with one of our highly valued community partners, Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, and a new, locally-based social enterprise, FindMino, to launch Coffee & Careers, where current employers, business owners, and working and retired professionals meet virtually with a young person for a casual conversation about a specific field of interest.

FindMino makes it fun and easy for young people to ponder their future by exploring a wide variety of majors and careers.

Summer Work Internships

Need a job? Want to earn some extra cash for the summer? Since 1982, our Jobs Board has been an island institution. Through the Career Exploration Initiative, students can apply for summer work internships, networking opportunities and job shadows.

In addition to work and training, interested summer interns may also participate in the Design Your Life workshop for a chance to explore future career possibilities and acquire creative problem-solving tools.

“This internship changed my life. I didn’t want the particular internship that I got but I found that I loved it. I got to see and experience lots of different aspects of the business, got to be hands-on, and have found my life’s path through the internship.”

Jobs Board

Need some cash? Sign up for the BYS Jobs Board to learn about short-term job opportunities throughout the year.

BYS Tech Squad

Have a knack for gadgets? Twice a month during the school year, middle and high school students head to the Bainbridge Senior Center to teach senior citizens in our community how to use their technology and gadgets. Tech Squad participants earn community service hours for their time. You could be one of them.

Resource Pages

Knowledge is power. Dive into an expanding wealth of information here.

Teen Toolbox
Adult Toolbox

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