Sandia Prep’s Senior Experience

Sandia Prep seniors have the opportunity to participate in a senior experience during the last month of the school year. The program may take the form of academic research, community service, exposure to a vocational or professional role, or any other idea approved by the Senior Experience Committee. Students work with an outside supervisor and receive an evaluation of their performance. Past senior experiences have included internships in genetic research, playwriting, economic development, music performance and paleontology. 

Among the experiences in which this year’s seniors (class of 2013) participated:

  • Chemistry – Hay Environmental
  • Civil Engineering – Vector Engineering, LLC
  • Community Service – Albuquerque Community Foundation

  • Community Service – Outreach 360, Dominican Republic
  • Community Service – Royal Family Kids Camp  (shadowing director; assisting victims of abuse)

  • Computer Programming – Sound Cloud (California)

  • Counseling – Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

  • Electronics Engineering – Synergy Electronics
  • Engineering – ZTEC Instruments

  • Engineering – Trilumina Corp.
  • Environmental Science – E.A. Engineering

  • Filmmaking – 9 Point Productions; Charlie O’Dowd

  • Filmmaking  / Independent – Jim Graebner, CNM

  • Forestry – New Mexico State Forestry

  • Fractals Research – Fractal Foundation

  • French Culture & Language – Language in Provence (France)

  • Government – U.S. House of Representatives

  • Government – Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • Information Technology – BBA Aviation (California)
  • Law / Judicial – Albuquerque Metropolitan Court

  • Law / Judicial – JudgeLaw / Judicial – Law Office
  • Medicine – Presbyterian Hospital; Presbyterian West Mesa Pediatrics
  • Medicine / Cardiac Surgery – New Mexico Heart Institute
  • Medicine / Cardiology – New Mexico Veteran’s Hospital
  • Medicine / Orthopedics – New Mexico Orthopedics
  • Medicine – Pediatrics – Pediatric practice
  • Medicine / Research  – Diana Northup and Elizabeth Montano
  • Medicine / Surgery – Albuquerque Surgery Center 
  • Museum Studies – Imperial War Museum (Manchester, UK)
  • Nursing – UNM Hospital & Presbyterian Hospital
  • Speech Therapy – Grants County Schools
  • Sports Broadcasting – KOB-TV
  • Veterinary Medicine – Blue Cross Animal Clinic 
Note: Projects completed in Albuquerque unless otherwise noted.

Among the experiences in which last year’s seniors (class of 2012) participated:

  • International Business - (Renggli Laboratory Systems AG & Renggli Immobilien AG, Zug, Switzerland; Toji Trading , Singapore)
  • Cardiology - Zia Diagnostic Imaging
  • Filmmaking - Pasifka Communications, Suva, Fiji Islands
  • NASA - Houston, Texas
  • Robotics - University of New Mexico Engineering
  • Law - Bergman & Loman P.C.
  • Architecture - Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
  • Engineering & Programming - Dassault Systems Simulia Corp, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Children’s Orphanage - Mamfe, Ghana
  • English Tutoring (children) - Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
  • Teaching Assistant - La Paz Community School; Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Oncology - New Mexico Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Medicine - Pediatric Associates & University of New Mexico
  • Astronomy - University of New Mexico
  • Homelessness Project - City of Albuquerque Department of Family & Community Services “Heading Home” Project
  • Orphanage Outreach - Monte Crisiti, Dominican Republic
  • TV Sports & Video Editing - KOAT Action 7 News
Note: Projects completed in Albuquerque unless otherwise noted.
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