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Career Connect FAQs

Union Public SchoolsHow often will students be on-site?

Student interns may report daily or twice a week for a 1.5-hour block, depending on the company’s needs and student schedules.

Is there a minimum number of students we are required to take?

No. We have had some partners start with 2-3 students, and others
who accommodate 18-20 students.

Who provides transportation?

In most cases, the students drive. Union Public Schools has provided buses or arranged for alternate transportation in some instances. Partner companies have also offset transportation costs by donating gas cards. One partner even purchased a 15-passenger van.

Do I have to pay the students?

No. We have some partner companies who choose to pay an hourly wage, but the majority of our partners do not pay students. It is considered a job shadowing experience.

Are student interns covered by insurance?

Yes, Junior Achievement covers students with a $1 million liability policy.

What if a student is not working out?

If a student is not a good fit, you may contact the Career Connect office. The arrangement must be mutually beneficial for the student and the company.

District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Contact Information

Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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Phone: 918-357-4321

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