- ~90% out of the 34 students in my cohort(class) had an internship during the summer after their freshman year.
- 4 of them, including myself :), interned at Microsoft and spent the summer in Seattle as a freshman.
- Every student in the Raikes School either has or is very close to having a full ride.
- Every student goes through Design Studio during their last two years which is where they complete a project for a real-world sponsor.
- 95% of students have a job within three months of graduating.
Got questions? Email Mrs. Vetvick at JVetvick@cps.edu.
The College Board has links to scholarship and internship opportunities specific to students who’ve taken AP CS A or AP CSP.
Note, the Amazon Future Engineers Scholarship is linked there. We had one winner last year who received the $40K scholarship. Miss you M.!
As technology continues to innovate and play a bigger role in our economy, it is crucial to develop your technical skills. Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and this course will provide you the fundamental tools to get started.
6 Week Course
June 17 – July 29
$600 if paid in full by 6/14
$700 if paid in 2 installments of $450 by 6/14 & 7/1
- Name: The Inside Look @ Uber
- Date: Thursday, June 27
- Time: 5PM – 7PM
- Location: Uber, 111 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
- Food: Pizza, salad, drinks
- RSVP Link: RSVP here
- Get an exclusive tour of Uber’s Chicago office
- Learn about the different roles at Uber and what’s new with Uber tech
- Network and participate in round table conversations with Uber and the BUILT BY GIRLS community
Application link: Data Science BootCamp – Student Application
This year, the Office of Computer Science (Chicago Public Schools) is offering a Data Science BootCamp July 15th- July 19th for 25 students interested in learning more about how the world works by looking at data. CPS is offering this camp in partnership with DePaul University and University of Massachusetts – Boston. Students who attend and actively participate in the week long Data Science BootCamp will be paid $150.00 at the conclusion of the event.
To qualify, you must be completing your Sophomore (10th) or Junior (11th) year. Additionally, preference will be given to students who have finished Algebra 2 and have demonstrated previous experience using the Scratch programming language (or equivalent).
You should expect to engage in a variety of hands-on activities as you work at a computer to answer questions using data. You will learn everything you need during the camp; no previous data science experience is required. You will be best prepared for this camp by having a creative mind and determined attitude.
If interested, please complete the Data Science BootCamp – Student Application. Please begin by providing an email address you frequently check. You will be expected to provide your Student Information, Parent/Guardian Information, and answer six questions related to the camp. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 17th at Noon (12:00pm). The first round of students accepted to the program will be notified by Wednesday, June 19th. If accepted, students will need to confirm participation no later than Noon (12:00pm) on Monday, June 24th. Failure to confirm your participation by this time will result in your seat being forfeited. A second acceptance round and confirmation process will begin the week of June 24th- June 28th.
Application link – http://bit.ly/YouthACT2019.
The Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago would like to invite the young people at Lane to apply for our Center’s summer Youth Advancing Communities Together (Youth ACT) program!
This year’s topic is A Journey to Well-Being: How to Achieve Physical, Mental, Social, Environmental, and Occupational well-being as an Immigrant in Chicago.
What: 3-week intensive learning and applying workshops with various health and advocacy professionals
Who: High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
When:7/9-7/25, 16 hours/week
Incentive: $150 stipend and mini-grant opportunities
Application Opens: 6/5
Application Closes: 6/21
The purpose of Youth ACT is to empower interested students to become knowledgeable and active members of their communities. After the 3-week training, the students will participate in online discussions and coalition meetings on CAHE’s youth substance use prevention program. These active students will voice concerns in their communities and provide feedback on our program design and evaluation.
Application link – http://bit.ly/YouthACT2019.
Info repeated here:
Students who have completed their Junior or Senior year, with strong CS skills and experience, are invited to apply to Power Up Tech Academy this summer to be Teaching Assistants at our Coding, Minecraft, Robotics and Digital Media camps for ages 6-15.
You will assist an instructor in teaching, motivating, and supervising a small group of kids as they learn new tech skills in a hands-on environment. All camps also include a period of daily outdoor break time, and you will help with looking after the kids during this time too. Our campers have a lot of energy and we need you to be able to keep up with them!
We are looking for TAs who are smart, hard-working, enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively with both kids and adults. You should know at least 2-3 programming languages, and be comfortable picking up new tech skills. We also are looking for electronics and robotics experience for some camps.
This is a paid position. You will be assigned to work specific camps and your schedule may vary from week to week, including some weeks off.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief email expressing why you are qualified for this job to email@example.com. We will be interviewing and hiring on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged and this posting will end when the jobs are filled.
All candidates are encouraged to read about our summer camps at https://powerupta.com/summercatalog.html to understand what we are offering.