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AICCU- Association of Independent California Colleges and universities

1 California- 82 Possibilities:

California independent, nonprofit colleges and universities are engaging today's students for tomorrow's workforce; offering innovative and personalized learning environments that connect course work to practical experience!

AICCU Institutions offer:


  1. Affordable Options: 72% of AICCU students receive some form of financial aid.
  2. Unlimited Opportunities: Offering over 200 majors, provides unlimited opportunities to pursue more than one field of study
  3. Diverse Environments: Over 60% of AICCU undergraduate students are ethnically diverse; fostering a vibrant educational atmosphere
  4. Student Centered Education: The average student to faculty ratio is 11:1, this means students will be in a highly personalized learning environment
  5. Success: Graduating students faster and prepared for employment 

For a complete list of Independent Nonprofit Colleges and Universities in California visit:


trades introduction program

Tip San Mateo Pre-Apprenticeship Course

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the Building and Construction Trades? 

San Mateo County Union Community Alliance and Local Apprenticeship Programs are now offering a certificated, Pre- Apprenticeship Training course that will prepare trainees to enter a green construction career ladder through state certified joint apprenticeship training programs. 

  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Documentation to work, Valid CA Drivers License, High School diploma, GED, or equivalent, Ability to pass drug testing, Able to do physical work, 18 years and older, San Mateo  County residents given first preference.
  • To apply:
  • IBEW Local 617 Hall 1701 Leslie St. San Mateo
  • 9:00 am sharp
  • For information call: 650.341.7711

International student exchange programs-asse

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is pleased to provide students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2019-20 school year.

Participating in an exchange program gives students more than just knowledge about another country and its language and culture. Time spent living abroad teaches them about building friendship, taking responsibility for themselves, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others. 

Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and other professionals look favorably on students who have spent a school year abroad. They know that former international exchange students bring a higher level of maturity and a global frame of reference to their university studies and activities.

For information on: Academic year and semester programs, Summer Homestay, Adventure, and Language programs to countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas visit: 

SJSU- school of music and dance

Entrance and Scholarship Auditions:

  • Music: 02/23/2019 & 03/09/2019
  • Dance: 02/15/2019
  • SJSU Application Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

Degrees Offered:

  • BA Music
  • BM Composition
  • BM Jazz Studies
  • BM Music Education
  • BM Performance
  • MM with emphases in: Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Performance
  • BA Dance
  • BFA Dance 

Holy Names University

Discover HNU- Fall Open House

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

  • Tour the beautiful Oakland Hills campus
  • Learn about admissions, scholarships and financial aid opportunities 
  • Talk with current students and faculty about academics and campus life

For complete schedule and RSVP go to: or call 1.800.430.1321 

Dominican University of California

Speaking of Open Doors:

Campus Visit Days are entirely dedicated to you and your Dominican Experience. You and your family will enjoy a personalized guided tour of campus, meet faculty and current students, learn about majors, explore student life, and attend a financial aid informational session.


Register for a Campus Visit Day at:


Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 

Focaccia/cte internships 

FOCACCIA  provides high school students the opportunity to "earn while you learn" by working in a setting that exposes them to the food industry. They offer opportunities in:

Marketing and Social media Internship

Culinary Internship

Administration (Finance, HR, etc.) Internship

  • 8-14 Weeks Program
  • After school, 2-3 hours/day, flexible days
  • Paid on-the-job training -$15/hour
  • Location either SSF or San Francisco  

How to apply:

  • Application
  • Teacher Recommendation 
  • Cover Letter 

OCA- Speak & Lead With Pride 

Speak & Lead With Pride: Improve your leadership and public speaking skills!


The San Mateo County Chapter of OCA is now accepting applications for its premier Speak and Lead with Pride program for the 2019 year. This is a hands-on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to high school students. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will gain remarkable confidence in their public speaking and leadership abilities. The course concludes with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 cash prize. 


When: Six Saturdays, 10:00 AM- Noon, all in 2019

             Jan. 26th, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 23rd, & Mar. 2nd, plus a Recognition Ceremony & Speech Contest

Where: Foster City Recreation Center, Crane Room- 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

Cost: FREE for all students!

Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from their school counselor or teacher and their latest school transcript.

Application and information are available at the Career Center or their website at: 


Deadline to apply: Friday, December 14, 2018

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
  • 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



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: 

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, Open House 2018. 


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

register at: 



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



Questions: 781-283-2270 



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: 

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: 

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:


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

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: 


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


Please send questions to Chanelle Ignant, youth media manager at KQED