Summer Springboard Success Stories

UC Berkeley – July 6 – July 7

July 7, 2018

Day 13 & 14 of Summer Springboard (Session 1):

Keynote speech and closing ceremony

UCSF Zuckerberg General HospitalSSB farewell party

Student Quote:

“I loved the whole experience and the new people I have met! The Comp Sci program was helfpul for me and helped me decide my career choice.” Ambar (Computer Science) 

Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker and Closing Ceremony:
    • We had the honor of having Poornima Vijayashanker as our keynote speaker. Poornima is an entrepreneur, engineer, author, and speaker who has made her mark on the tech world.
    • She highlighted the importance of education and having a plan, but also shared her experience that most 5 year plans don’t pan out exactly as you predict so you have to be adaptable.
  • Medicine Field Trip – UCSF Zuckerberg Hospital
    • On the last day of class, the medicine students were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the UCSF Zuckerberg Hospital.
    • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a community hospital and Level 1 trauma center dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the community.
  • Farewell Party:
    • That’s a wrap on session 1 of Summer Springboard at UC Berkeley. We’ve had an amazing two weeks of learning, fun, and friendships that will last a lifetime.