Allison Sanders, a Senior at Eagle’s Landing High School (ELHS) is home to the August Work-Based Learning Student of the Month. Ms. Sanders is the first honoree for the new school year. Her unique work-learning experience outside of the classroom has her employed at Toppan Interamerica, Inc., as a Sample Coordinator intern.
Sanders is highly involved within the ELHS school community, and her 3.24 GPA shows her seriousness about academics. Her goal upon completing high school is to enroll in Berry College and major in computer science. This degree fits nicely with her current studies in high school. Sanders is a completer of the Web and Digital Communications Pathway at ELHS.
Her job duties at Toppan also fit nicely with her career aspirations. She is responsible for a variety of tasks, including inventory, packaging and shipping, package delivery, and email tracking information. According to the reliable student, her time and knowledge gained at Toppan are things she will be able to rely upon in the near future.
“Each day in the Toppan sampling room is different from the last and the tasks almost always require me to be careful, have patience, and use my mind in ways I wouldn’t have normally thought to do,” said Sanders. “Working at Toppan has not only broadened my knowledge, it has also taught me many important traits and skills that will come in handy later down the road.”
Sanders also shared that being an intern has allowed her somewhat of an opportunity to experience what life will be like once she graduates from college and enters a fulltime work environment.
Dwanda Brew, Work-Based Learning Instructor at Eagle’s Landing High School, had high praise for her student and indicated that Sanders was an easy choice as soon as they learned an internship at Toppan was a possibility.
“Being a completer in the Web and Digital Communications Pathway, I knew that Allison had the skills and talent to succeed at working at Toppan,” said Brew. “Allison is a creative and patient student who accepts any challenge. She is the kind of student that is willing to help other classmates. I am excited that Allison was selected as the WBL student to work at Toppan this school year.”
Henry County high schools’ Work-Based Learning initiative is dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance. Henry County Schools has a very active program in each of its nine high schools, and for more information on Work-Based Learning in Henry County Schools, visit here.