Career Cafes

The next WHS Career Cafe will be Monday, November 16th from 2-2:45 pm (right after Homeroom/Advisement). Mike Curtis, a Fire Captain from South Orange County, will share his non-traditional path to a successful and exciting career as a first responder. 


Pre-registration is required for this event. Please click HERE to register and get the Zoom link for the event.


Huge THANK YOU to Zack Bartell, a WHS alum and thriving gym owner who came to talk to us on October 5th about his experiences. If you were not able to attend, see the video below for the complete presentation.

Video of Career Cafe with Zack Bartell

Career Cafes are a wonderful opportunity for students to start to understand and develop knowledge of career options that are open to them outside of the traditional 4 year college route. By introducing students to speakers who have forged successful and fulfilling careers via the routes of community college, technical or trade school or even straight to work, it is the hope that we can give those students more support and a vision for where their future could take them, and offer options other than 4 year colleges for those students interested in alternative paths.

Career Cafes for the fall of 2020 will be via Zoom. That opens our speaker selection to the world! We are always searching for speakers who have had a non-traditional path to their current success (meaning they didn’t go straight to a 4-year college, went to trade or technical school or didn’t go to college at all). Do you have a friend or family member who has a great job and is enthusiastic about talking about it? Can they spare an hour to get students excited about it too? Please check your contact list and connect us to those folks. Thank you, and also special thanks to Katie McEwen for setting up this amazing speaker series. So many students benefit from it.

We are always searching for speakers who can present to the students about a career they love and that they came to via a different route to the 4 year college route. If you would like to help give back to your community and offer the benefit of your knowledge and experience to the next generation of hard workers, we would be delighted to hear from you! Please email Katie McEwen at