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Cabrillo's MESA Guide to Internships & Other Useful Resources

Huge List of Internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates for 2013-2014

NEW! Link to Video About UCSC LAMAT Research Opportunity

How to get started applying for an Internship

How to get started writing a Personal Statement

Help in "Writing a Resume and Cover Letter"

What is an internship and what can it do for me?

  • Internships are apprentice or trainee positions that provide practical experience in an occupation.
  • They are a great way to explore many possible career fields without having to make a final career decision or commit to an employer.
  • The experience and education you gain through an internship could make the difference between getting the job, scholarship, or admission to the academic program that you want, and not getting it.
  • An internship can also let you network within a field that interests you, provide you with quality resumé material and on-the-job training and education, and give you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities to professionals who could then provide you with all-important letters of recommendation.
  • Internships can vary a lot. They can be paid or volunteer positions, short- or long-term, offered yearly or one time only, summer or semester-long or year-round, field work or office or lab work, work study or separate from school, and they can be established or something that you create for yourself.

    

Internship Panel Summary

These are notes taken from a 2010 Internship Panel featuring these MESA alums: Adriane Garcia, Timothy Archer,Jerome Carman and Roman Marin spoke about their internship experiences.

 

Local Internships/Research Opportunities Where is it? For which majors? Deadline for application Stipend?Lodging? When Other Key Details?
Access UC, Santa Cruz Biomedical Sciences February $3000
On-campus lodging
current US Citizen
Biophotonics UC, Davis

Biology
Chemistry
Physics

November $600
Lodging not provided
current If you have a friend or relative to stay with in the greater Sacramento area, this would be good for Wintersession.

Scholarships

   

latino scholarships

http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/

This online scholarship directory for California Latino students. has organized a tremendous amount of online scholarship information for Latino students. Easy to use.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

www.Hsf.net

The prestigious Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has provided financial aid to outstanding Hispanic American students pursuing college degrees for almost a quarter of a century, has two major awards available for hundreds of community college students each year.

fastweb

http://www.fastweb.com/

FastWEB is the largest online scholarship search available, with 600,000 scholarships representing over one billion in scholarship dollars. It provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships suited to their goals and qualifications, all at no cost to the student. Students should be advised that FastWEB collects and sells student information (such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship) collected through their site.

College AID for your Education

http://www.cashe.com

CASHE (College Aid Sources for Higher Education) is a free scholarship service to help students pay for their education.   It is one of the most comprehensive, oldest and most respected services available to students.  

 The service is provided by Sallie Mae, one of the nation's largest providers of student loan funds. CASHE does not sell student information to any outside parties, nor does it allow intrusive advertising on the site.

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp.

http://www.tgslc.org

The TGSLC is the primary guarantor of student loans in the state of Texas, but its extensive Web site with links and public information make it useful for students nationwide for planning and selecting a college.

 

Study Resources

Free Math and Science Tutorials

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a remarkable, one-person effort to educate the World. Salman Khan has produced over 900 videos on YouTube with 6 million views-covering everything from basic arithmetic to calculus, chemistry, and physics.

Millions of students around the world lack access to high quality instruction, especially in the sciences and math. The Khan Academy provides it for free in a way that can be accessed on-demand at a student's own pace. The videos are directly teaching tens of thousands of students on every continent on a daily basis.

the integrator

http://www.integrals.com/


"The power to do integrals as the world has never seen before." This website is sponsored by the company that developed the premier computer algebra system, Mathematica.  Easy to use, with the full power of the Mathematica engine at its disposal. Note: any math function that we commonly use a text abbreviation for, (like sin, cos, tan, ln,sqrt, etc...), needs to be delimited using square brackets '[ ]' (so cos[x] is the correct notation) whereas round parenthesis are used in the familiar algebraic way.


Statistical Calculations

www.statpages.net

The web pages listed here comprise a powerful, conveniently-accessible, multi-platform statistical software package. There are also links to online statistics books, tutorials, downloadable software, and related resources. All of these resources are freely accessible, once you can get onto the Internet. Over 600 sites linked here.

Explore Math

www.exploremath.com

A variety of multimedia activities covering a wide range of precalculus topics. It is free and simple to use! Good use for outside student projects and assignments. Check out their cool math gizmos!

Explore Science

www.explorescience.com

Dynamic multimedia pieces on topics in Mechanics,
WaveMotion, Astronomy, and Life Sciences to mention a few.

icebreakers

http://adulted.about.com/od/icebreakers/

A useful source of icebreakers that can be used in workshops or retreat events.

time management

http://www.time-management-guide.com

All students have one thing in common: for the school year's ten months, they'll be immersed in homework, papers, and exams. Even for those who love school, that's a pretty daunting prospect. Here are ten downloads that can make this school year more productive and educational-- useful links to student resources for organizing, scheduling, test
prep, free voice chat, etc.

Mapping Your Future

http://mapping-your-future.org/

On this site, you will find information to help you plan your career, select a school, and pay for your education. This site is sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and are committed to providing information about higher education and career opportunities.

AEW Handbook Worksheets PDF format

The most recent version of the community college MESA Academic Excellence Workshop Handbook contains some sample worksheets which are reproduced here. These are the pages which are not in the word version.

 

Other Community College MESA Programs' and Their Websites

Allan Hancock College

 

Located in Santa Maria, the nearest transfer universities are Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and CSU, Fresno. Established 1999.

American River College

 

One of the three Sacramento colleges in the MESA family of community colleges. Nearest transfer institutions are UC, Davis and CSU, Sacramento. Established in 1991.

Bakersfield College

 

Bakersfield is at the very southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, south of Fresno and east of San Luis Obispo. Closest transfer universities are Fresno State University, Cal Poly SLO, and UC, Santa Barbara. Established in 2000.

Butte College

 

Located in Oroville, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Chico, CSU, Sacramento and UC, Davis. Established in 2000.

Cabrillo College

 

Located near Santa Cruz, the closest transfer
universities are CSU, San Jose, and UC, Santa Cruz and UC, Berkeley. Established in 1992. You are currently on this page! Hence, a self-referencing link.

Cañada College

 

Located near Redwood City, the closest transfer
universities are CSU, San Jose, CSU, San Francisco, UC, Santa Cruz and UC, Berkeley. Established in 2000.

College of the Canyons

 

Located in Santa Clarita, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Bernardino and the other universities in the greater Los Angeles Basin. Established in 2000.

College of the Desert

Located near Palm Springs, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Bernardino and the other universities in the greater Los Angeles Basin.

College of the Siskiyous

 

Located in Weed, very close to the Oregon border,the closest transfer universities are CSU, Chico, CSU, Humboldt and UC, Davis. Established in 2000

Cosumnes River College

 

One of the three Sacramento colleges in the MESA family of community colleges. Nearest transfer institutions are UC, Davis and CSU, Sacramento. Established 1991.

East Los Angeles College

 

Located in Los Angeles, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Los Angeles, University of Southern California and UCLA. Established in 1996.

El Camino College

 

Located in Torrance, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Los Angeles, University of Southern California and UCLA. Established in 2000.

Gavilan College

 

Located in Gilroy, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Jose, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and UC, Santa Cruz. Established in 2000.

Hartnell College

 

Located in Salinas, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Jose, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and UC, Santa Cruz. Established in 2000.

Mendocino College

 

Located in Ukiah, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Francisco and UC, Berkeley. Established in 2000.

Mission College

 

Located in Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Jose, Stanford University and UC, Santa Cruz. Established in 2000.

Napa Valley College

 

Located 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, near the Napa River, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Sacramento and UC, Davis. Established in 2000.

Pasadena City College

 

Located in Pasadena, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Los Angeles, Cal Poly, Pomona and UCLA. Established in 2000.

Rio Hondo College

The newest college in the MESA family funded by the state of California. Nearest transfer institutions are UCLA, Cal Poly, Pomona, UC, Irvine and Cal State Los Angeles, CSU Fullerton, and CSU Northridge. Established in 2007.

Sacramento City College

 

One of the three Sacramento colleges in the MESA family of community colleges. Nearest transfer institutions are UC, Davis and CSU, Sacramento. Established 1993.

San Diego City College

 

Located in San Diego, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Diego, and UC, San Diego. Established in 2000.

San Francisco City College

 

Newly founded MESA program that obtained support from an NSF grant for the first five years of operation. Program established in 2008 thanks to the championing of faculty including a community college MESA alumni, now among SFCC's chemistry faculty!Closest transfer universities are San Francisco State University, UC, Berkeley, CSU East Bay, San Jose State University and Stanford.

San Joaquin Delta College

 

Located in Stockton, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Sacramento and UC, Davis. Established in 2000.

Santa Ana College

 

Located in Santa Ana, the closest transfer universities are UC, Irvine, CSU Fullerton, UCLA, CSU Los Angeles and CSU, Long Beach.

Santa Barbara City College

 

The closest transfer universities are Cal Poly, SLO, UC, Santa Barbara and other universities in the greater Los Angeles basic. It is our newest site, just established in 2007.

College of the Sequoias

Located in Visalia, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Fresno and the other universities in the greater Los Angeles Basin.

Santa Rosa Junior College

 

Located in Santa Rosa, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Chico, CSU, Sacramento and UC, Davis. Established in 2000.

Skyline Colleges

 

Located in San Bruno, just outside San Francisco, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Francisco, CSU, Hayward and UC, Berkeley. Established in 2000.

Solano College

 

Located in Suisun, near Vacaville, the closest transfer universities are UC Davis, CSU, Sacramento, CSU San Francisco and UC, Berkeley. Established in 1992.

Southwestern College

 

Located between Chula Vista and the Mexico border, the closest transfer universities are CSU, San Diego and UC, San Diego. Established in 1995.

Ventura College

 

Located in Ventura, the closest transfer universities are UC, Santa Barbara and those many universities of the greater Los Angeles Basin. Established in 2001.

Yuba College

 

Located in Marysville, the closest transfer universities are CSU, Chico, CSU, Sacramento and UC, Davis. Established in 2000.


MESA Statewide Organization
part of the University of California, Office of the President

www.mesa.ucop.edu

 

Offices of the statewide personnel are at Oakland's Kaiser Center on Lakeshore Blvd. At the link provided there is directory information to MESA Schools Program sites (MSP) at the high school level, and MESA Engineering Program (MEP) at the university level, information about industry partners, national initiatives and articles in the news.

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