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Lead the Way: A Leadership Conference for High School Girls

Lead the Way Conference, Feb. 3-5, 2017

 

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Dream big and prepare to make your amazing mark on the world.  At the Lead the Way Conference, spend a weekend with girls just like you as you build your confidence and get focused.  Be supported by adults who have been in your shoes as you pave your way to a bright future at a weekend packed with inspiration, real life skills, stress-relieving activities, and new friendships.

 

Summer Internship - January 27 Deadline

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.

 

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

 

Go to our Internships page for more information.  

Coding Opportunities at the Cupertino Library

Cupertino Library:

  • Girls Who Code: meets weekly. Requires pre-registration. Every Thursday evening through February 2017
  • Introduction to Arduinos: Presented by the Cupertinker Space on February 5, 2017 and February 12, 2017 in the Library Story Room from 2-5 p.m.
  • Teen Hackathon/CU Hacks (once a year):  Cupertino Library’s FREE hack-a-thon event for teenagers ages 14 – 19. A collaborative community event fostering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning skills while providing teen coders first-hand experience in joining together in an engaging, interactive environment as they create beneficial applications. Coming Summer 2017.

Lynbrook High School College & Career Center

Pathways to Law - Prelaw Diversity Conference hosted by the Asian American Bar Association

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area's Community Services Committee and other bar associations and student groups will be hosting their 8th annual pre-law diversity conference "Pathways to Law" to encourage college and high school students to pursue a law degree.  Pathways to Law will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law, located at 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  Registration and breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with breaks and a lunch hour.  This event is FREE for all attendees.  All food and beverages will be provided.

 

See event details under Events & One Time Opportunities.

 

Trip to Africa for Girls in STEAM

Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Malawi from July 30 – August 15, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Malawi.  This program is FREE. Apply by February 13, 2017. For girls age 15-18 with at least one year of high school remaining. (not for seniors) Must be U.S. citizen.

Free Program for Students Interested in Medicine and Science

We are Stanford Medical students and co-directors of the SCCMA/Stanford Transformative Experience in Medicine (SSTEM) program. Our goal is to provide high school students with a weekend program to ...more

9th and 10th grade girls!

Stanford Women In Business (SWIB), a pre-professional undergraduate organization that aims to educate and empower young women to become leaders in the business world, is hosting its annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. This year, the Summit will be geared specifically toward freshman and sophomore female high school students to provide them a broader sense of the business world. . Registration for the Summit becomes active on Monday, January 2nd at 9 AM PST (12 pm EST). This is the link to access the registration form which will not become active until 9 AM PST on January 2nd.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpVkvkD1axcIoR6KQFWW9wZq6Pb2ze9n5zy12mOXytwZxhFA/viewform.

 

Come and explore the College & Career Center!

 

  • We have books that you can check out with topics such as: careers, college guides, college applications, essays, financial aid, test prep, and athletic recruitment.
  • Learn about Community College: degree /certificate programs and transfer agreements to 4-year universities
  • Do you want to learn about career plans that don't include college?
  • Need help creating your college list?  Make an appointment for assistance.
  • Need someone to give you feedback on an essay or resume? Submit a printed copy to the C&CC. (Guidelines posted in the C&CC.)
  • We also have brochures and handouts.  
  • Questions? Stop by the C&CC and speak with Mrs. Takahashi or Mrs Tang. We are here to help all students!

One of our popular reads is a book called Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni.  Come into the C&CC and literally check it out!

 

This New York Times article talks about the college admissions process.

 

Visit Colleges.  We strongly recommend that students visit some college campuses before they complete their college lists. There are a wide variety of colleges within a few hours of San Jose, so you can easily visit them on a day trip. There is a pocket guide for choosing colleges available in the C&CC.

Contact Information

Barb Takahashi  

Kathy Tang

408-366-7718

 

kathy_tang@fuhsd.org

barb_takahashi@fuhsd.org

News

1/9/17

XXHacks is a 12-hour hackathon for female high school students, who will work collaboratively to design a website or mobile application that addresses a real world challenge. Our event offers attendees a safe space and inviting environment to experiment with technology at any skill level.

 

Our event is completely free (food, swag, and prizes included) and will take place on February 18, 2017 at the Symantec World Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

 

To apply: tinyurl.com/xxhacks2017apply

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“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.”

Visit the College and Career Center to search for your perfect match.

Scholarships to Study Abroad

Partial to full scholarships to study abroad.  Summer or full year experiences.  

 

Study Abroad Scholarships

 

The Coolidge Scholarship for Juniors

A full-ride scholarship for undergraduate study and leadership training.  Open to students in the 11th grade.  Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study may apply to this need-blind program.  Apply online at coolidgescholars.org