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informational interviews & Mock interviews

Students spend 30 minutes interviewing an adult about their career in order to learn what education, training, and skills are required, or vice versa, an adult can serve as an employer giving a mock interview with a student.  


Job shadows

A student is paired with an employee whom they will follow during a regular workday for 2-4 hours. This allows youth to experience the workplace and to see first hand what tasks, responsibilities, and roles the career entails.

Workplace tours

A group of students will visit a workplace to learn about the organization, ask questions, meet employees, and observe them in action.


Have one on one conversations to help a student build a clearer path to their future career. Assess their skills/interests, provide them guidance, and connect them to resources.


YFIOB provides internships for college/post-secondary students.  Through interning, a student gains experience by doing real work at a workplace. The intern is responsible for a small project or set of tasks.  Internships can be during the summer or school year and range from a few months to a year. 

college and career expos

60-400 students will interact with approximately 10-24 exhibitors who reflect various job sectors in CA . They will ask adults questions about their careers and organization. We provide a table and 2 chairs and you or a rep should bring a tablecloth or sign that indicates to students what you do or where you work. 

Knowledge is Power. When you participate in our programs, you share knowledge that empowers students for a lifetime

Meeting by appointment only

399 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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