Connections Beyond the Classroom

Intern. Interview. Shadow. Get a taste of a career.

Connections Beyond the Classroom (CBC) provides Menlo students the opportunity to explore career options through internships and shadow experiences even before they enter college. Work-based learning experiences are a great way to narrow interests and focus future learning. Many of the opportunities listed in the CBC database are made possible by our current parents and the alumni community, and therefore unique and exclusive to Menlo School students and young alumni.

Are you ready to start searching for internships, shadows and resources?

Listings of currently available CBC Internships and Shadows (requires student or young alumni login) are updated starting in late fall and all throughout the school year.  Internships or shadow days may last one day, a few weeks, throughout the summer or even during the school year and are often very flexible around vacations and sports.  

NOTE: You may be asked to setup a login (follow the steps on the login menu). 

Would you like help starting or editing your resume?

Are you applying for an internship? Dreaming of the perfect summer job? Or maybe you need a resume for college applications? CBC can help! A team of skilled parent volunteers can guide you as you start a resume or edit an existing one.

Mark your calendar for our Resume Writing Workshops scheduled for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Workshops are held at the high tables in front of the student center, during lunch:

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

No need to sign up. Bring your laptop! Treats are provided to get your creative juices flowing. Can’t come at lunch? Email and ask to connect with a parent volunteer.

Visit our library of resume building resources, which includes step-by-step guidance for drafting a resume and/or a cover letter, sample templates, key dos and don’ts for resumes and LinkedIn profiles, and lists of action words.


Pragya, Class of 2018 My name is Pragya A and I am a 2018 Menlo School graduate.  I’d like to share my internship experience with you.  The school year was typically busy for me with classwork and homework and my interests in volunteer tutoring @ Taft and Classical music lessons. But, I was able to intern for a couple of months during the summer before my senior year at  a customer success company.  The nice thing about this opportunity was that my work schedule was flexible and I could work from home, and even go on vacation as long as I let my boss know in advance. I helped create and publish product content as posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. I also helped design multiple versions of the company logo and collect customer data from other resources. I learned a lot about how to attract customers to a company and how important networking is, especially for startups. I would absolutely recommend this internship to Menlo students because it was nice having exposure to the working world and meeting new people in a setting completely different from the ones I‘m used to.

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