Career Connections: Student Resources

Job Board


 From time to time, employers contact Westbrook High school with opportunities for employment.  Stop in to see Mr. Bialicki or Ms. Carson with questions you may have.  Check back often, as this list will be updated when new opportunities come up.  Here is the most recent list of opportunities:


  • Jack's Hotdogs, The Snack Shack, Red Wagon Popcorn, and Carvel Ice Cream Express at the Clinton Outlets is hiring part time and full time food servers.  Duties include taking orders, making orders, and cashiering.  You must also keep the kiosk clean and restocked.  You must be 16 years old to apply.  The pay is $17.00 per hour, but you can earn an additional $1.00 per hour by working continuously from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, paid retroactively at the end of the summer.  You can also earn $150 bonus by referring friends.  Experience is helpful but not required.  Contact Lisa Flagg at 860-235-4537 or  
  • Essex Steam Train is looking for summertime deckhands and boat crew, weekdays and weekends.  The pay is $17.00 per hour, and you must be 16 in order to apply.  Shifts are available starting in May until October.  Contact Nick O'Neil to apply for the perfect summer job,
  • Westbrook Dairy Queen is now accepting applications. Dairy Queen is looking to add smiling faces to their team.  Go to the Dairy Queen to apply or call 860-669-8768 to set up an interview.  The store is opening by March 20th.  Full and part time positions (Day, Night, and Weekends).  Must work some holidays.  Need to be able to work the cash register, cook, make ice cream and clean, etc.  Must be 16 years old.  Starting wage is above the state minimum wage. 
  • Seeking an occasional babysitter.  Mr. Kevin Pryor, a local Westbrook resident, is seeking babysitters for his 11 year old granddaughter who lives with he and his wife.  If you are interested in babysitting, please call Mr. Pryor at 203-922-2161.  
  • Goodwill Southern New England is hiring.  You may have met Ms. Baptie, HR Specialist for Goodwill, in the cafeteria recently.  If you submit an application between 10/18/2023 and 11/1/2023, you will be eligible for a $100 sign-on bonus if you are hired at the Clinton Goodwill store.  Apply at
  • A local resident is looking for a student who is willing to do some part time yard work--preparing the yard for mowing, getting lawn furniture out of the home's storage, etc.  This is a great job for a reliable student in Grades 9 through 12 who wants part time work.  See Ms. Carson if you are interested.
  • Shop Rite is seeking part time afternoon workers.  They will work with your schedule and are very flexible even if you can only work two days a week.  Stop by the store in Clinton and ask for the manager, or apply online.
  • Masonicare at Chester Village in Chester seeks to hire Westbrook students for several summer positions at their independent senior living community.  If you are 16 yrs old or older you may apply for positions in their dining rom, bistro, and kitchen.  Stop by the guidance office to pick up an application.   Or if you prefer, you can go to Masonicare at anytime to hear about our community and the opportunities available.  They have a variety of positions and very flexible schedules to offer interested candidates that would be conducive to academics and sports commitments.  This community is a wonderful and rewarding first job for young people as they gain experience on every level; teamwork, social, generational and business while being in a very supportive environment.  Masonicare appreciates all of the students at WHS who have worked there in the past and throughout their college years as it has been a wonderful experience for both the Masonicare staff and the residents they serve. They offer a scholarship program for students who work at least 200 hours between March 2022 and March 2023.  They look forward to meeting new students this summer!
  • Essex Meadows is hiring part time servers and bussers for their dining room and for their nursing home.  You must be 16 years old to apply.  The pay rate is $14.00 per hour, and there are opportunities for scholarships if you plan to attend college after high school.  Stop by Essex Meadows office for an application, or email the Human Resources Director, Ms. Michelle Davis, at  

Tidbits of Useful Information

  • Click here to watch the recording of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Panel.  Westbrook Career Connections, Junior Achievement and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Virtual Career Fair collaborated to produce a virtual Advanced Manufacturing Industry Panel.  Watch the recording to hear some wonderful advice from leading manufacturers in the Westbrook area.  They provide excellent advice and share opportunities for employment.   Participants included Bo Bradstreet, moderator, Executive Recruiter and Consultant, Bohan and Bradstreet; Oliver Bausch, President and Owner, Bausch Technologies; Jeff Dickey, Executive Vice President of Hydraulics, The Lee Company; Bill Neale, Director of Operations (retired) Radiall USA; and, Christopher Heyl, Vice President of Operations, CiDRA.  
  • Click here to watch the recording of the Government Employees Industry Panel.  Westbrook Career Connections, Junior Achievement and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Virtual Career Fair collaborated to produce this virtual Industry Panel.  Panelists provide excellent advice and share opportunities for employment.  Participants represented the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the CT Judicial Branch, and the CT Department of Public Health.  The panel was moderated by Sumayya Ayoub, Senior Education Manager at Junior Achievement.  
  • Discover Healthcare Administration is a website loaded with information about joining the world of Healthcare Administration.  If you are interested in the health sciences but don't want to be a doctor or a nurse, healthcare administration is a great choice for you.  This site tells you more about the work, the types of careers available the the college degree requirements .  See the Student Resources below for the link to the website.
  • University HQ is a website that offers information about careers, requirements for careers, and the best colleges and universities to pursue postsecondary studies in those fields.  Rankings are based upon retention rate, graduation rate, admission rates, cost of tuition, graduating salaries, number of programs offered, online programs offered, load default rate, diplomas awarded, and percentage of students receiving financial aid.  The site also informs you about the types of jobs that are available and the growth rate for those jobs in addition to how much salary you can expect to make.  If you are not sure about your future career right now, this is a great resource for you.   See the Student Resources below for the link to the website.  
  • Tips for Virtual Interviewing provides tips for success when you are scheduled for a virtual job interview.  The tips are also useful for virtual college interviews.  See Student Resources.
  • Click here  to watch the recording of the Sports and Sports Entertainment Industry panel held in spring 2020.  Professionals from the industry described their occupations and career journeys and gave students some important tips for career success.  
  • Preparing for Employment is a resource that helps prepare students interested in going to work.  It provides students with information about the jobs prohibited for minors, minimum wage requirements for minors, allowable work hours, and how to obtain "working papers" required prior to beginning work.  See Student Resources.  
  • Youth@Work Safety Training  is a two-part virtual safety training required for all Westbrook High School students interested in participating in an unpaid internship.  See the Student Resources below to access Part I and Part II, as well as a Youth@Work handout.  Both are narrated PowerPoint presentations which take approximately 30 minutes each.  Information about completing the safety training assessment is provided at the end of Part II and much be completed prior to beginning the unpaid internship.   
  • Developing a Compelling Resume is a resource to provide support for students and their parents who want to develop or improve their professional brand.  The resource is written with the student in mind, but many of the tips in the resource are useful to adults who are considering changing their current employment and need tips for writing a compelling resume that gets the attention of hiring managers.  See Student Resources.  
  • Consider an apprenticeship in the building trades as a post high school education option.  Apprenticeships offer tuition-free training, and you get to earn while you learn on the job.    Click here for information about apprenticeships in the construction trades (electricians, brick masons, carpenters, construction workers, boilermakers, painters, pipelayers, etc.).
  • Click here for a video of the Medical/Health Industry Panel discussion on December 10, 2019.  Professionals from the industry described their occupations and their career journeys.  Learn what you can do in high school to be successful in the field.  
  • Career/Job Shadow Experience:   Westbrook High School recommends that students participate in career or job shadowing experiences throughout high school so that you can learn about industries and occupations.   Career/Job Shadow experiences happen during the school day.  Students in Grades 9 through 11 are invited to participate in an annual school-sponsored grade-level job shadow experience, but you are also encouraged to shadow independently.  You are excused from classes to participate but you must see Ms. Carson to gain necessary permissions to miss classes.  If you are interested in participating in a Career/Job Shadow Experience,  see Ms. Carson in the Guidance Office.