The Summer Springboard Difference
Explore A Major. Discover a Career Path. Enjoy College Life.
Our mission is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors, and careers that reflect their personal vision for success.
Our Program Model
Summer Springboard combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep on the campuses of top American universities. We give college-bound teens professional insight, self-awareness, and the confidence needed for success in college and beyond.
Dive deep into your passions and turn your aspirations into reality with our academic immersion courses. Our instructors are industry professionals who give students real-world insight and experience. Imagine learning law from an attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, studying medicine with doctors who have set up emergency medicine programs around the world or building your writing portfolio under the guidance of a journalist or published author.
Beyond theory, students experience excursions and discover more about their career interests by hearing expert guest speakers firsthand. Past company visits included Google, Bloomberg, and the United Nations Foundation. Also, students have heard guest speakers representing Cisco, McKinsey & Co., and a startup founder. These professionals shared their personal stories about how they got to where they are today and offered career advice based on real-life experiences.
Through campus visits, speakers and afternoon electives we prepare students for university life. In the optional True You College Admissions elective, we provide a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process. All students can get a taste of college life by living in dorms, making new friends from around the world and learning to live as a college student. Evenings are packed with fun activities like lip sync battle, game night, and more!
From a Harvard educated doctor who works with Doctors Without Borders to a business instructor who is Founder and Principal of Silicon Valley Institute, students will hear firsthand from experts in their field.
Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.
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“This program has truly changed me through the people I met and the extensive amount of knowledge I gained. The best part of this program was being able to have hands on experience in my dream field of work.” – Ashley M.
“What I liked most was everyone’s dedication and heart. From classmates participating actively in class, to RA’s guiding us along, to the instructors’ patience and passion in spreading their knowledge. Everyone was into the program with all their heart, which was what made Summer Springboard both educational and enjoyable.” – Oceana L.
“My son who’s a rising junior did the Medicine & Healthcare program at UC Berkeley. He absolutely loved the experience which gave him a taste of college dormitory life, what it would take to be a medical doctor, real-life interactions with doctors and medical professionals, fun and engaging field trips around the SF Bay Area, and social connections to peers around the world. Truly a top-notch experience for him.” – Amy F.
“I have to say that the program achieved exactly what I was hoping for. It opened the mind of my children to different professions and fields of study. The people they met made a great impact in their life. They are considering participating next year also!” – Anca P.
Want to speak to a reference? Call +1.858.780.5660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a list of alumni students and parents who can share their experiences with you.