Over 700 seniors gain real-world experience during COOL Week

Over 700 seniors gain real-world experience during COOL Week
Posted on 02/22/2019
2019 COOL Week

2019 COOL Week

More than 700 Leander ISD students gained real-world experience in professional settings as a part of the district’s annual internship program, Career Opportunities on Location (COOL).

Now in its 23rd year, COOL Week offers LISD seniors a unique onsite job experience in a wide variety of fields. Students learn about the skills, education, and attributes needed for a particular career. The program focuses on students going through an interview process and applying skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving. 

“Many of our former COOL Week students from years past are now employed by our business partners,” COOL Week Coordinator Pat Lopez said. “Businesses enjoy the reverse mentoring concept through connecting with our students. Each party learns from the other.”

Leander ISD would like to thank this year’s business partners for providing seniors with real-world job experience.    

COOL Week 2019 Business Partners: 

A+ Federal Credit Union, Steiner Branch
ABA Connect, Cedar Park
ABA Connect, Pflugerville
ABA Connect, South
Achieve Pediatric Therapy and Rehab  
Amazon Web Services
American Constructors
Arena Edge
Art Institute of Austin
ArtCraft Entertainment
Austin American Statesman  
Austin Anesthesiology Group
Austin Aquarium
Austin City Limits  KLRU
Austin Community College  Marketing Dept.
Austin Diagnostic Clinic  Cutler
Austin Film Festival
Austin Radiological Association, Wilson Parke   
Austin Radiological Association, Cedar Park  
Austin Radiological Association, Quarry Lake 
Austin Spurs
Austin Urban Vet Center
Aveda Institute ATX
Azul0x Visuals
Bagdad Head Start
Bagdad/Whitestone Elementary, Speech Pathology,Schmidt 
Bailey Construction
Baylor Scott & White Emergency Hospital
Beau Petit Ange
Big Sky Pediatric Therapy
Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, Salado
Breakthrough Central Texas
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Burnet Vet Clinic
Buttercup Veterinary Hospital  
C3 Presents LLC
Canine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Center
Canyon Vista Middle School  
Capital Engineering
Capital OCD & Anxiety Practice
Cedar Park Animal Clinic
Cedar Park Fire Department
Cedar Park Middle School  Choir
Cedar Park Orthodontics
Cedar Park Pediatric & Family Medicine  
Cedar Park Pediatric Dentistry
Cedar Park Police Department
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Champion Performance
Cinemark Theatres
City of Austin  HR
COBB Tuning
Colors on Parade
Community Care Health Centers
Community Impact Newspaper
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
Cultivate Behavioral Health And Education
Cypress Creek Pet Care  
Dana Curr Photography
Dana Incorporated
Datum Engineers, Inc.
Davis Elementary School  
Deer Creek Elementary School, Special Education, Carden
Deer Creek Elementary, Occupational Therapy, Campbell  
Deer Park Middle School,  Deaf Education, Patty Wirth
Dell EMC
Department of Homeland Security
Effective Sign Solutions
Eileen's Colossal Cookies
Emmis Austin Radio
Endeavor Rehab Centers,  Central  
Endeavor Rehab Centers,  Fourpoints  
Endeavor Rehab Centers,  Round Rock  
Endeavor Rehab Centers,  South  
Firehouse Animal Health Center
First Leap
Four Paws @ Four Points Veterinary Hospital  
Fox 7
Gene Arant Team at Keller Williams Realty
Georgetown Palace Theatre
Goddard School
Golden Frog
Grisham Middle School  Band
Growing Places Therapy Services
Hanger Clinic,  Austin  
Hanger Clinic,  Cedar Park  
Hanger Clinic,  Round Rock  
Hanger Inc
Haute Rock Creative
Hearthstone Wealth Management
Heights Dermatology
High School ESports League, LLC
Hill Country News
Houston CityBook
Hyatt Place Austin/Cedar Park
HYFN Local 
Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
INTERA Incorporated
Jim Plain Elementary, Turner
John C. Heal, Jr. Attorney at Law
John Sosa Golf Academy
Jonestown Police Department
Judge Tim Sulak, 353rd District Court, Travis County
Keller Williams Realty  Licona Team
KVUE Television
Law Office of Rudy Castillo
Leander Family Dental Care
Leander Fire Department
Leander Middle School, Burritt, Carroll, Grow
Leander Police Department
Leander Veterinary Clinic  
Learfield IMG College
LifeTouch Photography
Little Sprouts Preschool
Longhorn Village
Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant
M3 Design, Inc.
Maldonado ATA Martial Arts
Maldonado-Burkett, LLP
Manor Kids Dentist
Melisa Clement Designs
MODE Design Company
Moody Gardens  Aquarium
Moody Gardens  Rainforest
Mosaic Dentistry
Muleshoe ISD
MWM DesignGroup
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio, TX
New Hope Baptist Church
Northpoint Austin
Northwest Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Christine Eady
Northwest Surgery Center
Novogradac & Company, LLC
Oceaneering  Subsea Distribution Solutions, NASA subcontractor
Oceaneering Space Systems, NASA Subcontractor
OT Connection
Pfluger Associates Architects
Pilots' Choice
Pleasant Hill Elementary, Speech   Pathology,Garabieta
Prime Controls
Pump Studios
Qualcomm, Inc.
QualTech Automotive
Randall Electric
Reveal Dental  
Rising Stars Pediatric Dentistry,  Lakeline 
River Ridge Elementary School,  Special Education, Roberts
Rooster Teeth  Hardy
Rudd and Wisdom, Inc.
Rutledge Elementary School, Runkel 
Rutledge Elementary, Speech Pathology, Rinderknecht, 
S. Tipton Studio
Safe in Austin Rescue Ranch
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Sherry Salkhordeh Practice
Signature Eye Care  
Smile Doctors  Wired Orthodontics
Specialists in Dermatology
St. David's Hospital 
St. David's Surgical Hospital  
State Farm Insurance, The Featherstone Agencies
Stiles Middle School Band
Stokes Sign Company
Tag Management
Technology Pointe, Inc.
Tecra Systems
Texan Surgery Center 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Texas Beef Council
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Education Agency,  Education 
Texas Education Agency,  Marketing 
Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.,  Georgetown
Texas FFA Association
Texas House of Representatives, Office of Speaker  Dennis Bonnen
Texas House of Representatives, State Rep. Dan Flynn
Texas House of Representatives, State Rep. Ina Minjarez
Texas House of Representatives, State Rep. Philip Cortez
Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association
Texas Orthopedics Physical Therapy, Barton Creek
Texas Orthopedics Physical Therapy, Cedar Park
Texas Orthopedics Physical Therapy, Midtown  
Texas Orthopedics Physical Therapy, Quarry Lake
Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center
Texas School for the Deaf  
Texas State Aquarium
Texas State Senate  
The Hearing Center at Dell Children's Medical Center
Travis County Emergency Service District 1  
Twelve Stones Design Co. 
University of Texas, Athletics
UT, Hildebrand Dept. of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
VCA Lakeline Animal Care  
VCA Premier Animal Hospital  
Verastem Oncology
Weinman & Associates
Wellspring Plastic Surgery
Westlake Anesthesia Group
Whitestone Physical Therapy, Cedar Park 
Whitestone Physical Therapy, Leander  
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office  Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Williamson County JP, Pct.2, Judge Edna Staudt
World Class
ZACH Theatre

To see the online gallery of this year's COOL Week students click this link.