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Off Campus Opportunities

Updated 4/13
* Starting 3/16, all new postings will have the date posted next to each opportunity.
 
With the cancellation of many campus tours and outreach events, many universities have shifted to virtual tours and online outreach efforts. Please visit the websites of these universities to see all they are doing. In addition, make sure to read all correspondences received via email and check student portals for deadlines, to-do lists, and/or next steps. You have worked too hard to jeopardize admittance due to missing deadlines. 
 
Many campus offices are closed but they are checking emails. Now more than ever you need to be checking emails and looking to university websites as they are making updates frequently. 
 
See below for student opportunities off-campus. Below you will find links to college campus visits, internships, summer opportunities, and more. Please check back regularly for updates.
 
Bentley University - Wall Street 101 Virtual Summer Camp. June 28th - August 6th.The Wall Street 101 summer camps offer an experiential learning opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for learning about the world of global finance and investing. This year’s virtual courses introduce the art and science of trading, investing and managing a portfolio using state-of-the-art software, databases using the financial technology of the Bentley Trading Room. This camp is perfect for students interested in business, stock trading, and financial markets. The deadline is April 30th.    https://www.bentley.edu/centers/trading-room
 
Boston University Summer Term High School Programs. They have many different programs so please look through their website.    http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/
 
California Conservation Corps. Get Paid while you train and earn scholarships. Open to individuals 18-25 years of age. See pdf below.
 
Cal State Los Angeles Early Entrance Program is for high school students who must be under the age of 16 by June 1st of the year in which they apply. EEP students, upon graduating from high school, pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students at Cal State LA. The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at this University. To find out more about the EEP please visit our website at https://www.calstatela.edu/academic/eep  Please also feel free to contact the EEP office at 323-343-2287 or by e-mail at eepstaff@calstatela.edu.
 
3/22 Coalition for Responsible Community Development. Paid Internship $15 hour. Are you between the ages of 14-24 and part of a low-income household? Gain 120 hours of meaningful and paid work experience in a professional setting. See CRCD youth at Work Flyer below. 
 
Cornell summer Precollege Studies. Experience the challenge of college study with Cornell faculty and earn college credit while still a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school.   https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege
 
 
Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in cash scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2021. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the program!
We appreciate you sharing this once in a lifetime opportunity with your talented and high achieving young women in the Class of 2022! Interested young women can fill out the application on our website: www.distinguishedyw.org
 
ED100. The Ed100 Academy for California High School Student Leaders is an online summer conference that prepares California high school student leaders with the knowledge and connections they need to make a difference in their school, in their community and beyond.     https://ed100.org/blog/student-leader-academy
 
Gettysburg College academic camps for high school juniors and sophomores. Please use this link to find more information.    https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs?utm_source=slate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reach-counselor-secondary-w
 
 
John Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Innovation. Summer Program. BMEI online. Created by Johns Hopkins faculty, this fully online course is designed to be equally challenging, collaborative, interactive as it is fun. Students will model human efficiency, the cardiovascular system, and design experiments to test these models and more. And students have the opportunity to earn college credit.    https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/application-materials/
 
Money Mentor. Money Mentor is a division of CommonBon, Inc., a higher education financing company that provides student loan refinancing, origination, and employee benefits.    https://www.money-mentor.com/
 
Notre Dame Pre-College Programs: Application Open. A few different programs with different deadlines. 
 
3/25 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually Monday through Friday from June 28 to July 16, 2021.
The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.
Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 16, 2021. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May. https://info.rpi.edu/pre-college-initiatives/preface-rensselaer-summer-engineering-design-program-2021
 
PSAT/NMSQT Did you know that PSAT/NMSQT results can help you save time studying for the SAT? When you sign up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy and link your College Board account, we’ll create a practice plan just for you that will keep you focused on the areas you need to study most.    https://learn.khanacademy.org/sat-kickoff-week/?utm_source=cbemail-01763-084-edu-signup&utm_medium=cb418-email&utm_campaign=educator&SFMC_cid=EM262308-&rid=71366279
 
University of California (UC) List of all k-12 UC programs
 
UC Berkeley Pre-College Scholars Summer Virtual Program
The Pre-College Scholars Summer Virtual Program http://precollege.berkeley.edu/virtual allows continuing high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and learn with Berkeley students and visitors from around the world. Students can choose from various lower-division courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, and much more! 
 
UCI Division of Continuing Education Taught by UCI faculty and industry professionals, high school students can benefit from hands-on learning to advance academic and professional skills in a variety of interests. What a great way to gain a college experience, enhance their college resumé and explore an area of study.    https://ce.uci.edu/emails/highschool/highschool_202011.html
 
4/12 UCI Summer Healthcare Experiences (SHE). UCI is offering this program for young women in high school. We are encouraging young women to consider a career in healthcare (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist). I hope you will share the enclosed brochure with your students.
Young women ages 16 to 18, who will be a junior or senior in 2021-22, are invited to apply to Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE), an educational program beginning Wednesday, July 28 through Friday, July 30, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the program will be offered virtually this year.
Exploring healthcare careers
The SHE program provides firsthand exposure to many opportunities in healthcare. Participants will:
• Learn from panels of physicians and other health professionals
• Get in the action: Get to know role models and mentors
• Attend career panels to learn what it takes to make career dreams a reality
• Plan, research and present a digestive health awareness project, with guidance from a faculty mentor
• Learn to network
Upon finishing the program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion and a reference letter for college applications.
Up to 30 young women will be selected. Tuition for the virtual program is $200. Fifteen full scholarships are available based on merit and financial need.
The deadline to apply is May 9, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please visit http://www.medicine.uci.edu/gastroenterology/she.asp for more information and to access the online application.
If you have any questions, please contact the course coordinator, Sonha Castelli, at sncastel@uci.edu.
 
UCLA summer session programs for high school students Please sign up for their webinar to receive more information. Experience the UCLA Advantage this Summer. Advance Your Academics and Professional Development. We will go over how visiting high school and college students can take courses and programs with UCLA students while earning UCLA credit.
Visiting students can participate in:
1. Our signature 6-10 week academic courses
2. 3 week Summer Intensive courses
3. Precollege and College/Professional Summer Institutes
 
4/13 UCSB Transfer Program for Seniors! UCBS's TMIH program is designed to provide early support for high school students interested in transferring to the University of California system from a California Community College. TMIH curriculum includes information on the UC admissions process, financial aid, support programs and academic enrichment opportunities. Seniors will also have the opportunity to establish direct communication with UCSB transfer admission counselors. The goal after the program is to establish and maintain contact with seniors via email campaigns, webinars and newsletters informing them about important events, deadlines and opportunities throughout their transfer journey.
Who can Apply?
The TMIH program has been available to local schools but will now be a fully online program available to all CA high school students. We have eight available sessions for students to register for in which the same information will be covered. Students will be able to select their preferred time/date and will receive registration information within a week of their session.
What is the Deadline?
The priority deadline for student registration is May 1st. Students may apply for the program through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9VjNfJOUbRBFCCVhDIdegMC3nwjN7bCEzFggapvuJ0ems9w/viewform
 
3/18 The University of Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.
The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok.
No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome!
Students will:
• Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students
• Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
• Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code
• Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications
Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!
 
USC summer course options Courses will run from June 13 to July 10, 2021. We will open our application in January and will provide details on planned course delivery at that time — on campus and/or online. Program details, including daily schedules, will be posted to the website throughout the coming months.
Be sure and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of program updates and when the application is available.
If you have any questions or would like to connect to Summer Programs staff, please reach out to summer@usc.edu     Fight On!   
 
Washington University in St. Louis Summer Programs and Upcoming Virtual Events
 
Western Association for College Admission Counseling will be partnering with StriveScan to host multiple virtual fairs in place of our in-person events this spring.
Virtual College Fairs
For all students throughout California & Nevada
Monday, April 19, 2021, 5:00 - 7:45 PM Pacific Time (Pre-session workshops begin at 4:00 PM)
 
Youth Leadership Conference on Asian Pacific Islander Health application is now open. Hosted by Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, this virtual conference will be held at no cost for participants from Wednesday, August 4 - Saturday August 7, 2021.
At this Conference, 100 High School students will have the exciting opportunity to:
• Learn from industry experts about leadership, network, and make new friends
• Compete in a Team Leadership Challenge and present their project to a panel of judges
Submit this Online Application Form by Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Applications should be submitted online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScav86WuPzESzRvT5BCOLIxmkQR4t2P9t9rXHz7t1tM_xNgIQ/viewform and are due on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. See pdf's below for more information and visit this website: https://stanfordylc2021.weebly.com/