Class of 2023 Resources; Updated 01/31/2022
LEVEL 1: MAJORS & CAREERS
Naviance: Identify Your Interests
My Next Move (Mi Proximo Paso)
College Board: Explore Careers & Majors
Medreach, a volunteer organization at UCLA, sponsors this annual speaker event that encourages high school students to consider a variety of careers in the medical field. Register to attend online career seminars and learn about the college application process for pre-med/pre-health majors on Saturday, 02/05/2022 and 02/26/2022, from 12-2 PM via Zoom.
Biotech, Transportation, Construction, & Teaching Careers
Webinars are offered all month so students can learn more about careers in: construction, biotechnology, health, transportation, manufacturing, teaching, public safety, and computer science/digital media. Register for a SMCOE career webinar here.
Google High School Tech Program
This is a 4-week inclusive program starting in March 2022 to introduce high school students (grades 9-11) of all abilities to the joys of technical innovation, computer science, and working with information technology.
Each student will get to participate in hands-on exercises with Google experts. Participants will be exposed to a broad range of topics including Engineering, Project Management, Product Management, Marketing, and Financial Planning. Students are encouraged to collaborate with their program peers to create a product pitch leading to a final Pitch Night.
Submit your Google HS Apprentice application by February 18, 2022.
HAP-Y Star Vista Internship
Increase awareness of mental health resources through this training program that offers a stipend of $700 upon completion. Submit your HAP-Y application early to be considered for their next training session. Sessions are offered in the summer, fall, and spring.
Level 2: College Research Tools
College Board Big Future
California State University (CSU)
Level 3: Add Colleges to Your List (Naviance: Colleges I'm Thinking About)
University of California Personal Insight Questions (PIQ)
Letters of Recommendation
Depends on the College & Scholarship Program
CSU: Only applicants who qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program
University of CA: letters not required
Private colleges: depends; 1-2 core teachers (English, math, history, science, world language)
Scholarships: depends on criteria
Selective Summer Program for Artists
Stanford Medical Youth Program
Community College Classes Through Concurrent Enrollment
Clinical Summer Internship
Apply by 02/21/2022 if you are intersted in a virtual or in-person summer opportunity to explore the medical field with Stanford medical students, residents, and faculty.
Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience
Apply to CNI-X by 03/01/2022 if you are interested in a 2-week program that introduces students to various topics in neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology. Financial aid is available.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer Internship
Offered several times this summer, this 2-week nonresidential program offers interactive learning to practice surgical skills and understand the principles of cardiac and thoracic diseases and surgery to students who are at least 16 years old by the first day of the program. Two letters of recommendation, resume, and a short essay are required. Financial aid is available. Apply by 03/07/2022 to this program.
Residential College Programs
Brown Pre-College Programs
200 course; 1-4 week options in Providence, RI. Applications to Brown's Pre-College Programs will be accepted until 05/20/2022.
Earn college credit and experience college life at Georgetown this summer.
Digital Filmmaking @ UCLA
Spend two weeks this summer learning digital filmmaking at UCLA and earning college credit. This UCLA summer program is open to 10-12th grade students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+. A teacher recommendation and several written responses are due by 04/01/2022.
$1,000 Poster Scholarship
$550 CTA Chavez Huerta Scholarship
Project Yellow Light: Stop Texting While Driving
Win $1,000-$8,000 by creating a public service announcement (billboard, radio ad, video, or social video) that discourages texting while driving. Deadlines vary (03/01 or 04/01/2022).
Peninsula Bridge Volunteer Program
Do you enjoy working with kids?
Peninsula Bridge transforms the lives of highly motivated, low-income students by preparing and supporting them for success in college preparatory high school programs and four-year colleges. We are looking for motivated and committed high school and college-aged students to be Teaching Assistants for our Middle School Academy Summer Program. If you are interested, please make sure you're available every weekday from June 20, 2022 – July 22, 2022 from 8:15 AM- 3:30 PM unless discussed otherwise. (Specific times vary by site. No program on July 4th).
Applicants must be willing to volunteer in person as well as virtually if needed. TA Training is June 17th, 10 am -12 pm (location TBA). TA positions are open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and above, and they are not limited to students or alumni. Apply for this Peninsula Bridge position by 02/11/2022.
Woodside High School College and Career Advisors