EPIC is Benilde-St. Margaret's partnership program with business professions providing students with unique opportunities to EXPLORE passions and career paths, PARTNER with professionals, gain INSPIRATION, and CONNECT with experts in various fields inside and outside the four walls of the classroom.
EPIC strives to provides students with:
- Authentic connections to curriculum with real world application
- Opportunities to explore passions / career options
- Mastery of core skills for thought leadership and academic excellence
- Networking with BSM alumni, parents, and the greater community
EPIC programs encompass the following:
Students gain direct experience working in the field both internally at BSM and externally with local companies and organizations. Students have the opportunity to take a deep dive into fields of interest while also bringing authentic value to the company or organization through their talents and skills, giving back to the organizations partnering with BSM.
These internships are typically multi-day or multi-week experiences.
EPIC JOB SHADOWS & SITE VISITS
Students explore a company or organization up close, for a period of time on a single day. Students learn first hand from people in a particular industry or business what their career looks like in a real world setting.
These job shadow/site visit experiences may involve several students and employees.
Students attend BSM sponsored or coordinated events designed to provide them with the perspective and context which enables them to explore passions while learning about specific occupations or vocations.
These events are single day events either on campus or off campus.
EPIC MENTORSHIPS & CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENTS
Students are matched with mentors from external partner organizations for collaboration on specific classroom projects. These projects provide students with insight and real-world application of ideas. Projects can be done in the classroom or via phone, email, or video conferencing.
Steve Pohlen, EdD, Coordinator
EPIC Programs include:
Student Experience Programs at BSM
- Common Basket
- Service Learning
- Faith in Action
- Discipleship in Society
- The Teaching Profession
- Equity and Inclusion Program
- Link Crew
- Affinity Group
- Red Knight Volunteer Corps