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Now Training HYPE Course Facilitators

Virtual HYPE Career Development Courses for Young Adults available in Massachusetts!

What is HYPE?

Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE) provides flexible, solution-focused, career-oriented services based on your needs and preferences. HYPE is focused on Young Adults between the ages of 18-30 who live with the effects of mental health conditions (MHC). HYPE includes but is not limited to:

  • Helping to understand school, career, and work interests
  • Working with Young Adults to plan out career aspirations using SMART goals
  • Focusing on education as a means to achieve their goals
  • Giving Young Adults the necessary tools/ skills to be successful after high school
  • Offering strategies for lasting habits that will aid success through school and work

The HYPE Course is an adaptation of HYPE, the Helping Youth on the Path to Employment model. The new Virtual HYPE course offering is aimed at meeting the career preparation needs of young adults with mental health conditions and may be offered virtually or in person.

There are 3 HYPE Courses: HYPE Career Decisions, HYPE Work Prep, and HYPE School Prep. The topics covered by the courses are listed below

Applications will be available soon. If you are interested in any of the HYPE courses please email us at HYPE@umassmed.edu

HYPE Course Name

Course Session

Range of Topics Covered

 Career Decision-Making

(6 weeks)

Orientation

Course overview and Getting to Know Each Other

Session 1

Vocational Interests

Session 2

Choosing a Direction: The Self-Directed Search

Session 3

Personal Criteria and Researching Career Options

Session 4

Exploring Your Talents in the Gig Economy

Session 5

Deciding our Career Paths

HYPE Work Prep

(7 weeks)

Orientation

Course overview and Getting to Know Each Other

Session 1

Choosing the Type of Job for You: the Self-Directed Search

Session 2

Networking and the “Elevator Pitch”

Session 3

Exploring Your Talents in the Gig Economy

Session 4

Interviewing Prep: Preparing for the Common Questions

Session 5

Disclosure of a Disability and Accommodations

Session 6

Getting Organized for Work

 HYPE School Prep

(6 weeks)

Orientation

Course overview and Getting to Know Each Other

Session 1

Choosing a Career Direction for School

Session 2

Choosing a School/Program

Session 3

Applying for School: the Ins and Outs

Session 4

Disability Services and School Accommodations

Session 5

Getting Organized for School

HYPE courses will be offered in Fall 2021 with dates to be determined (TBD). Once we have official dates for each class, they will be listed in the chart below. 

  HYPE Career Decisions HYPE School Prep
Fall 2021 TBD TBD

HYPE Virtual Courses: How does it work?

Young adults can attend the Virtual HYPE Courses from the comfort of their own homes! Courses will be offered via a secured zoom link, once a week for about 1.5 hours. Participants will receive all materials virtually as well is in a hard copy form. All materials are free to participants.

Registration

Applications for Fall 2021 will be available soon! In the meantime, please email us with any questions you may have.

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 HYPE Course Flyer

Questions? Interested? Contact us at HYPE@umassmed.edu