Summer Springboard Success Stories

Great America 1

UC Berkeley – July 14 & July 15

July 15, 2019

Day 8 & 9 of Summer Springboard (Session 2):

Video - Fav part of SSB

Great America 6

Great America 7

Great America 8

Great America 2

Great America 3

Great America 4

Apple Visitors Park 1

Apple Visitors Park 3

Apple Visitors Park 2

Apple Visitors Park 4

Kanbar SIM Center 1

Kanbar SIM Center 2

Kanbar SIM Center 4

Kanbar SIM Center 3

Kanbar SIM Center 4

Kanbar SIM Center 5

Kanbar SIM Center 6

Student Quote:

“Getting to know more people is definitely the most enjoyable part of this program, I got to know more people and had a lot of fun. I also got a lot of information about how to apply and prepare for university, which is much more than what I would have learned at school. Thank you for this experience.”

Highlights:

  • California’s Great America
    • Students had a blast at California’s Great America, a 100-acre amusement park!
    • The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad and features over 40 rides and attractions. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster. Also featured is Railblazer, one of the first Raptor Track roller coasters in the World, and Flight Deck, a B&M invert coaster.
  • Apple Visitor Center:
    • Steps away from Apple Park is a special space created just for visitors. An architectural extension of the private campus, the Apple Park Visitor Center offers a place to explore, shop, and attend Apple sessions.
    • Created to illustrate our intention of building an office park that fits into the natural landscape, the Exhibition showcases the innovative design principles of Apple Park.
    • Designed to offer a highly curated selection of Apple products, accessories, and experiences, the Store offers exclusive Apple- and Apple Park–branded merchandise
    • The Roof Terrace features a unique view of Apple Park and its rolling landscape.
  • Medicine Excursion – Kanbar Center
    • The Kanbar Center supports UCSF’s educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations.
    • Students performed compressions on dummies to the popular songs, “Stayin Alive” by Bee Gees and “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson.
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Guest Speaker – Former McKinsey Executive
    • Peter Mombaur provided a deep dive into management consulting at McKinsey. From the Gates Foundation to the government of South Africa, all types of companies hire McKinsey to help solve their business problems.
    • Peter shared McKinsey’s method to approach problem solving = MECE (mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive)