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EAGLES EDGE

Helping Eagles develop real-world skills through information and hands-on workshops.



This program was created to enhance the educational experience at Santa Margarita Catholic High School by offering real-life experiences that are not typically taught inside a classroom. All current and alumni Eagles are encouraged to participate in the robust network that Santa Margarita Catholic High School has to offer. "Our goal is to create a culture of Eagles helping Eagles for years to come." SMCHS President Andy Sulick '91.

Eagles Edge is an added-value program at SMCHS created to develop real-world lifelong skills through hands-on experiences. Please contact Maureen McAndrews at mcandrewsm@smhs.org for more information.

Eagles edge workshops

Wealth Management Workshops | Instructor: Alumni parent Mr. Frank Pisano,
co-founder of Hoffski Pisano & Co., CPAs:
Topics: Why should one save/invest? Diversification. Stocks/Bonds/Roth IRAs. Cyptocurrency. (and much more!) Workshops held from 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. on the dates listed below in the Science Lecture Hall (C-108).
(No RSVP is necessary; drop-ins are fine)

Career Development workshops

Edge Career Workshops designed to provide students with “an edge” as they plan for their futures. These “free” seminars are open to all current SMCHS students.

Eagles Edge Workshop #4 – How to network and conduct informational interviews

Thursday Feb. 28 at 2:15 PM in the G Building, ASB Room

One of The most important things you can do in your career journey is learn how to build and nurture professional connections. Come learn about how you can research careers by conducting informational interviews. We will review how you ask for them, conduct them and follow up after them. We also talk about the role networking plays throughout one’s career and provide some practical tips.

This is the fourth of six after school Eagles Edge Career Workshops designed to provide students with “an edge” as they plan for their futures. These “free” seminars are open to all current SMCHS students.

Seating is limited. Students, please RSVP to munizs@smhs.org

Dates will be announced soon for the following:
  • March Basic resume-writing and email communications
  • April Basic interviewing skills
IB Business/
Econ Classes

Three events will be held during class time, once during each quarter.

Examples of potential classes: "Building Blocks to Professionalism" by Mr. Dave Hanna of Hanna's Restaurant

"Capital Ventures" by Mr. Brett Brown, managing partner of Xsolla Capital


Giving Eagles real-life experience through internships and employment opportunities.

Nordstrom's Fashion Ambassador

(Post date: 2/28/2019)
Interested in a career in fashion? Become a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador for a year. Learn the business and design side of the industry and build a future network. Click here. The opportunity is available to juniors/seniors in the 2019-2020 school year.

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

(Post Date: 10/24/2018)
Seeking friendly, outgoing, responsible, dependable and detail-oriented team members for shifts at this new shop in Mission Viejo.
Starting Pay: $11 per hour plus tips
Download application here.
Send completed application to:
Chrissy@goldenspoon.com
For questions, contact:
Michele Bogart
714-401-2527

Kwala Music

(Post Date: 9/4/2018)
Looking to hire musicians to teach our elementary aged clients in Rancho Santa Margarita
1) Pay of $25 - $30 an hour
2) All lesson take place in our client's homes. Instructors are built routes between 5 – 10 miles from their home.
3) Part-time positions are available with flexible scheduling options.
4) Easy to schedule around school, sports and other scheduling needs.
5) Current openings in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the following application by clicking here or send us an email at office@kwalamusic.net

The Congressional Leadership Fund

(Post Date: 9/11/2018)

Internships available for high school students in their Tustin office.

The Congressional Leadership Fund is a Republican Political Action Committee operating across the country to support candidates for election in the US House of Representatives. Interns will participate in conducting phone surveys in call center and door to door in-person surveys with registered voters. This is a great opportunity for students to have first hand experience of our election process and open the door to future opportunities in the political field.
For questions, contact Ian Henderson, CLF Orange County Field Director.
Click here to watch an informative video.

Paul Kerr for Congress

(Spring 2018) (High School)
Research and community outreach unpaid internship on progressive democrat's campaign for Congress.
Position available beginning June 5 in San Juan Capistrano and possibly continuing until November, 8-12 hours per week.
To inquire, email resume to Bradon Schwarz and/or call 310-988-9754.

Festival of the Arts | Pageant of the Masters

(Spring 2018) (High School and College Students)
Usher, program sales, seat cushion rentals or raffle ticket sales
Paid positions, part-time, 12-20 hours per week (evenings)
Contact Monica Daebritz, Human Resources Director
949-464-4270

Realty One Group

(February 26, 2018) (High School Students)
Delivering flyers Two days per week, two hours per day ($11 per hour)
Contact Christina Ford at christinafordrealtor@gmail.com

Power Direct Marketing

(October 19, 2017) (High School Students or Alumni)
Part-time positions in marketing or data analytics 12-20 hours per week | $11 per hour Located in Mission Viejo. If interested, contact Ann Marie Dryden.

Company Tours

SMCHS students are offered an inside, behind-the-scenes look at a business. If you are interested in welcoming our students to your company for a sneak peak, please contact Maureen McAndrews at mcandrewsm@smhs.org.

Job Opportunities

Help our students receive real-life experience through internships and employment opportunities.

Complete the attached form to provide information about the opportunity and email it to Maureen McAndrews. For questions, please call 949-766-6089.