Senior Experience 2014

The Senior Experience Program for the Class of 2014

Your faculty contact will have the day, date, time, and location for your final hearing by the end of the week. This same information is available on the school’s website.

Click here for schedule of hearings.

Additional Student Instructions for the Final Senior Experience Hearing (2014)

1. Walsh Jesuit Dress Code is in effect for these hearings. You will be sent home if your evaluators decide you are not in dress code.

2. Be on time for your hearing; better yet, arrive early. If you are late you will be pushed to the end of the line. 3. You must bring the following items to your hearing:

Thank-You Note(s):

(a) A Walsh Jesuit note card for your principal sponsor. These are available in the Bookstore or at the Information Desk off the Rotunda during school hours. The cost is $2.00 per card. Any additional “thank yous” you wish to write must be appropriate. All note cards must be in your possession at your final hearing.

(b) Envelope must be stamped, properly addressed to your Sponsor, and the envelope is left unsealed. All note cards will be sent from WJ after you have successfully completed your hearing.

Final Paper:

Walsh Jesuit Writing Standard is required. The paper should be three full pages in length, minimum. Your evaluators will determine whether the length is sufficient. Type size is no larger than 12 pt. Margins are set at one inch. 

Part One:  Describe what you did during your Senior Experience and relate one or two important events that affected you personally.

Part Two: Apply the events of your Senior Experience to one (1) of the five characteristics from the Graduate-at-Graduation document — Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to doing Justice.

 Part Three: Reflect on how the profession you have been exposed to over the past three weeks has an impact on our society and culture. Does it enhance our culture, detract from it, etc.? 

You will need to redo your paper if the topics above are not addressed and/or you have more than three (3) errors on a page. Therefore, bring a copy of your paper on a flash drive.

Please direct all questions to Mr. Sistek ( or 330.929.4205, ext. 217.

Click HERE to download a PDF of this document

All forms located on the side link must be completed and submitted to Mr. Richard Sistek by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

At Walsh Jesuit we value the personal development of the individual. One way to accomplish this is to broaden the horizons of seniors as they come to the end of their high school years. Walsh Jesuit provides seniors the opportunity to experience a more active and reflective understanding of their role in society.

The Senior Experience Program is a means of helping a senior exercise greater freedom and learn responsibility. Critical to this stage of growth and development is reflection on a self-designed experience within the adult world. This will include exploring a potential future occupation, career, or social service project; developing personal goals to frame their experience; and evaluating the fulfillment of their stated goals. In summary, The Senior Experience Program is an important educational undertaking that is designed to help Walsh Jesuit seniors continue with their adult development.

Beginning with the program’s explanation, each senior student designs a three-week experience in a potential career or vocational area (professional, artistic, educational, or service). The actual execution of the senior’s experience project will take place from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 30, 2014. A faculty evaluation of each senior’s experience will take place at Walsh Jesuit from Tuesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 5, 2014. The successful completion of The Senior Experience Program (on a pass/fail basis) is a graduation requirement.

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2014 are scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Senior Experience Director: Mr. Richard M. Sistek.               Phone: 1.330.929.4205, ext. 217      
Fax: 1.330.929.9749      Email:          Office: Room 216 (new wing)