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Other Educational Opportunities

Service Academy Information Night

Join Congresswoman Jackie Speier for an evening of one-on-one conversations for Middle and High School students and  learn more about: 

  • Qualifications for the Service Academies
  • Application process and timeline
  • Congressional Nominations


U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Parents, Counselors and teachers encouraged to attend.

  • Friday September 21, 2018
  • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
  • 33 Arroyo Drive, SSF- CA 
  • Please RSVP at Speier.house.gov
  • Speier.house.gov
  • 650-342-0300 

Tufts University

Ever wondered what really happens inside the highly selective college admissions process? Who Gets In And Why, an interactive workshop designed by the Tufts University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, aims to show you.


The program will highlight the following:

  • Academics and campus life at Tufts University
  • The different components of a college application and how those materials are evaluated by selective admissions officers.
  • Tips on successful essay writing and the impact of an application supplement.
  • The role of recommendations and interview process.
  • A case study designed to resemble the admissions process, featuring five real applications from prior Tufts applicants.

Thursday, Sep. 20

7:00 PM

Menlo-Atherton High School

555 Middlefield Road- Atherton, CA


RSVP: https://admissions.tufts.edu/visit/in-your-area 

Cal State East Bay

Explore their campus at one of the fall Preview Days.


Preview Day 1: Saturday, Oct. 13 

                        9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


Preview Day 2: Sunday, Nov. 4

                          Noon- 4 p.m.


You are invited to attend a free annual open house for prospective freshmen, transfer students and families.


  • Learn about admission requirements, academic programs and financial aid
  • Tour campus and student housing
  • Hear about student life and academic resources

Cal State East Bay- 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 

For registration and event information visit: csueastbay.edu/previewday 

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, Open House 2018. 


  • Saturday October 20
  • 8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.

register at: scu.edu/openhouse 



The Undiscovered Wellesley

First-hand experience, sudden revelations, alarmingly nice people.


Just for seniors. Includes everything in the morning programs, plus class visits, cultural events, and the surreal bonding experience that is a night in a Wellesley residence hall.



Morning sessions:

  • Saturday, September 29
  • Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day)
  • Saturday, November 10

The Overnight:

  • Noon Sunday- Noon Monday, October 14- 15


Register: wellesley.edu/admission/discover

Questions: 781-283-2270 admission@wellesley.edu 



Northeastern University

Learn more about Northeastern University!


Meet David Girvan, Assistant Director of Admissions, for a special event that will include:


  • The opportunity to connect with Admissions staff
  • Insights into the application process


Monday, September 17

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P. M.

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

San Francisco, CA



Discover MIT

During this information session, admissions officers will discuss academics, students life, financial aid, and how to apply. There will also be a Q&A with both admissions officers and local alumni/ae. 


Information sessions in your area:


  • Boys & Girls Club: 2031 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto- CA (October 2, 2018 7:00 PM)
  • Oakland Technical High School:4351 Broadway, Oakland CA ( October 6, 2018 2:00 PM)



To see a list of all of their events, visit: mitadmissions.org/visit/travel 

Discover Duke

Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid and much more.

Join them at one of the following locations:


  • Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real (Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018....1:00PM or 3:30PM)
  • San Jose: Ballarmine College Preparatory- 960 West Hedding St. San Jose (Wednesday, Oct. 24, 218....7:30PM)

Please register at: admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke. 

NACAC- National College Fairs

Find The College That's Right For You


Start your college search for free at a NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fairs connect you to colleges and universities with majors for students passionate about the arts, as well as other specialized arts programs.


Free and open to the public! 


San Francisco - September 20, 2018

7 P. M.- 9 P. M.

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts



Register free at: gotomypvafair.com


Congressional Internship Opportunity

Congresswoman Jackie Speier's District Office


Representative Speier of the 14th Congressional District is now accepting applications for the Fall Intern Session for her district office. The Fall Intern Sesion begins on Monday, September 03, 2018, and goes through Friday, December 21. Throw your hat in the ring for a tremendous opportunity to experience the inner workings of your congressional office.


They are seeking Interns who are: Professional, Resourceful, Creative, Independent, Passionate, Driven and Problem Solvers. Among the duties expected:

  • conducting research
  • writing letters
  • interacting with constituents
  • helping plan and staff events
  • assisting with administrative tasks


Apply by completing an application and sending it with a cover letter, resume and 2-3 page writing sample to Speier.Internships@mail.house.gov

Application forms can be found on their website. Applicants will be contacted for an interview. Internships run for 3 months and are open to high school students, college students and recent graduates.


For questions, please contact their office at:


KQED's -Youth Advisory Board

The application for the 2018-2019 Youth Advisory Board is now open! The YAB provides feedback for KQED's content and products, helping them serve young people with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom.


Applicants must be in grades 9-12, live in the California Bay Area, and be able to attend monthly meetings at KQED's offices in San Francisco. For full guidelines, meeting dates, and to apply, please visit: https://ww2.kqed.org/education/youth-advisory-board/. 


The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 9 at 11:59 pm.


Please send questions to Chanelle Ignant, youth media manager at KQED cignant@kqed.org