Career Development


MENTORSHIP TC466A - (YEAR) (PROBS1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: None

Mentorship is an advanced independent study course designed for students looking ahead to their futures.  In this course, students find and secure a mentor in a career field of interest and work with that mentor to increase their understanding of the field with the goal in mind of establishing a potential future occupation.  Juniors and seniors grow in their awareness of responsibilities and quality of work required by adults at the professional level. All fields are open for exploration—medical, law, business, marketing, fashion, engineering, photography, education, accounting, and more. Students work in non-paid internships two hours per week in addition to completing class assignments and projects in relation to the classroom and industry. At the conclusion of the semester, students create and present a portfolio of their work in addition to a product created to demonstrate their experiential learning. Students are required to spend one full day at the placement each semester to gain greater insight into the daily tasks associated with the career field. Eanes ISD does not provide transportation to placement sites, nor does it guarantee campus parking for students enrolled in the course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Prerequisite: None
BUSINESS INCUBATOR - TC467 (ENTREP)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to get students excited about becoming true entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts will serve as coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams will learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, and the legal aspects of starting a business. They will have access to a network of professionals to further develop their skills—teamwork, problem-solving, presentation, and communication—for college and career readiness. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Pitch Week, which will further fire the entrepreneurial spirit by putting student teams in front of actual investors so they can pitch their innovative ideas to win funding and turn their ideas into reality.  Due to the collaborative nature of this course, students are expected to remain in the course for the full year and will not be allowed to switch class periods.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Prerequisite: None