St. Thomas High School’s counseling department offers three exciting programs that introduce students to career fields and majors beyond our regular curriculum.
Students are led through a two-week seminar on leadership development & urban planning. In partnership with the Houston chapter of the Urban Land Institute, students form urban plan development teams tasked with revitalizing a fictional town. Students will take on 1 of 5 roles: Financial Analyst, Marketing Director, Neighborhood Liaison, Environment/Equity Director, or Site Planner. ULI volunteers and STH alumni serve as facilitators, guest speakers, and mock city council members. All students who participate earn a certificate for their resume, acknowledging their participation in STH leadership development.
Eagle Shark Tank
Students are led through a two-week seminar on leadership development, design thinking, and entrepreneurship. They work together in teams to design a business plan and prepare a professional business pitch for STH sharks. Along the way, they hear from STH alums involved in the world of business and entrepreneurship. All students who participate earn a certificate for their resume, acknowledging their participation in the STH leadership development program.
Alumni Mentorship Program
The STH Mentorship Program pairs students with STH community members to learn about the mentors’ college and career journeys and gain advice to plan their own next steps. Students meet with their mentor regularly and get the opportunity for an in-depth look at their profession. At the end of the program, the students create personalized presentations showcasing the lessons they took away from their time with their mentors.