Gaining work experience while in high school is invaluable. The CollegeFindMe internship program is a great way to learn how to balance your school and work schedule, to gain confidence in your conversation skills, and to demonstrate your work ethic on your college application.
In this role, you’ll be responsible for inviting friends and classmates to complete profiles on the CollegeFindMe platform within a 3-week time period. Every Friday you’ll submit a report to CollegeFindMe of how many students you’ve reached out to.
You set your own goals and you will be compensated accordingly (see the chart below). You’ll also receive an internship completion letter.
The following outlines how much you’ll be paid based on the number of students that complete the required profile on the CollegeFindMe platform. It’s important to note that each student you recruit must complete the required profile section on the CollegeFindMe platform in order for you to be compensated. If you recruit less than 5 students, you will not be paid.
5 students: $10
10 students: $25
20 students: $50
30 students: $75
50 students: $125
60 students: $150
75 students: $200
Must be a high school student. High school ID is required.
Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and organization to achieve goals.
Good communication and social skills: personable and able to connect with other students.
Invite freshmen, sophomores and juniors from your high school to become members on CollegeFindMe. All students must complete the required profile section in order to be compensated.
Update a weekly progress report (template and instruction provided by CollegeFindMe) and submit to CollegeFindMe every Friday by 5pm EST.
How can I apply? When can I get started?
Click here to complete the application and someone from CollegeFindMe will reach out to schedule an interview if you’re selected to move forward. If you’re hired, you’ll sign a work agreement (under the age of 18 requires parental consent) and you’ll receive training by phone from a CollegeFindMe team member. Your start date begins when we receive your signed work agreement (and parental consent letter if required).
What happens if I don’t recruit 5 students within 3 weeks from my start date?
If you do not recruit five students to complete the required profile on the CollegeFindMe platform within 3 weeks of your start date, you will not be compensated.
Is it possible to get an extension for this project?
No extensions! Your 3-week work period starts on the day you sign your work agreement (including parental consent letter if under the age of 18).
How will I be compensated if the number of students I recruit is between two incentive levels?
Once 5 students have completed their required profile on the CollegeFindMe app, you’ll work towards the next incentive level. If you do not reach the next incentive level, you will receive $2 for each student who completes the required profile.
For example, if you recruit 18 students, you receive $25 for the first 10 students who complete the required profile, then you receive $2/student for the remaining 8 students that completed profiles. You’ll receive a total of $41 = $25 + ($2*8).
What happens if I exceed the maximum goal by recruiting more than 75 students?
When you exceed recruiting 75 students that complete the required profile, you will receive $3 per student that completes the required profile. For example, if you recruit 80 students within 3 weeks, your payment will be $215 = $200 + ($3*5).
Can I get an internship completion letter after the 3 weeks?
Yes, we’ll email you an internship completion letter if you’ve recruited at least 5 students with completed required profiles. We can also provide a recommendation letter upon request.
Anything else I need to know?
This is a project-based internship that requires you to work remotely and manage your schedule.
A parental consent letter is required for students who are under 18 on the day of signing the work agreement.
Payment is only for students that complete the required profile sections on CollegeFindMe. There will be no payment for incomplete profiles.
Goodbye High School, and Hello College! As an up and coming freshman, College is a whole different experience than the last four years endured with your childhood friends. Now, you’re living in a dorm, away from home, even if you are close, you’re finally receiving that long waited independence. Also, there’s one other thing that college has that your old high school doesn’t, and that’s a bunch of new people! Depending on who you are, this may be the most exciting or the most intimidating experience you’ve faced in your life. Don’t worry though! Whether you are an avid socialite or a quiet introvert, here are some social tips to help you start friendships with your new peers.
Look out for all the hot spots on campus every weekend. Start talking to people on your dorm floors. Talk to people in classrooms. Start a nice chat in the cafeteria. Don’t be afraid to small talk at sporting events. Even give a small “hello” in the corridors. Go out with groups to parties or alone in the library to help meet someone who will catch your eye. Even if you’re not the social butterfly, try stepping out of your bubble. Again, this isn’t high school anymore. College is a place of independence, so use it wisely. As the new student in campus, you never know who you’ll meet along the way. Keep your eyes and your options open to meeting new people.
Slow and Steady
Take your time with every new friendship. There’s literally no rush into making new friends. Take some time to engage yourself with other people. Get to know every person individually when you have the chance, in order to have an individualized friendship with each one. You don’t know everyone on campus like in high school, so don’t try to make them like your high school friends either. College is a new scene with new opportunities. Slow and steady always wins the race when it comes to making a new friend!
Remember, the people on campus won’t have the same personalities or mindsets as your old high school peers. Therefore, don’t be afraid to meet a whole range of new people! Everyone from the popular athlete to the shy bookworm could introduce you to so many perspectives and adventures. Be willing to be introduced by roommates, and don’t be shy to introduce yourself. With this being said, don’t change your expectations for these new people as well. Friends are a reflection of how you see yourself, and how you treat yourself. Overall, go into college with the same morals and values that you held for yourself since the beginning, and the right friends that you meet will respect them accordingly.
Stay True To Yourself
The best personality trait that you could bring into your next four years is to be you. People are drawn to genuineness, and it shows truly. If you feel like you’re becoming someone you’re not familiar with, move on and find a new crowd. Be honest and open with those you care about, love the perspective of yourself that you’ve made, surround yourself with great people and embrace yourself!
Never be afraid to say “No” to the things that you don’t want to do. Stay in your comfort zone. Be responsible and know your limits. College can truly be a fun experience, but it’s good to keep in mind a few tips to keep you and others safe over the years. Stray away from the crowds that are unsettling, and surround yourself with people who want the best for you always.
Final Thoughts: Have Fun!
College can be both a fun and an intimidating experience for everyone, which it’s why it’s important to go into every social experience with an open mind but a few tips alongside you. Whether you find yourself at a large urban university or a small rural scene, remember, have fun, be safe and be true to yourself!