Red Cross Bay Area Summer Internship Program – Open to High School & College Students

Applications for 2011 Summer Internships with the Bay Area Red Cross are now being accepted. Applications can be found on our Leadership Development webpage (see link below) and should be submitted by the April 1st deadline. Any high school or college students may apply. Opportunities are available in many Red Cross departments.  The program runs June 20-August 12 and requires a 15 hour/week commitment. All internships are unpaid, but can be applied toward academic credit where available. Applications and questions should be sent toarcbayouth@usa.redcross.org. or Jan Peterson: 925-915-0276

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Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision,’ From a College Freshman – NYTimes.com

Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision,’ From a College Freshman – NYTimes.com

On the site, which is called collegepick.us, students are prompted to enter the names of as many colleges as they like, followed by factors that may be important to them — including “cost,” “food,” “housing,” “size,” “music,” and “future value.” Applicants are then asked to “weigh” those factors — telling the site, for example, whether “scuba is more important than food or location.”

A few steps later, the applicant should have in hand a personalized “ranking” of the schools of his or her choice — as opposed to the generalized handicapping of “some stuffed shirt in an office somewhere telling you how a certain college is ‘better’ than another one at a certain thing,” the Web site says.

College Access Summer Leadership Institute at NYU – July 10-14th, 2011

Rising juniors and seniors, do you have plans for the summer? Join us at NYU’s first College Access Leadership Summer Institute, July 10th – July 14th. This 4 day program is designed to demystify the often daunting college admissions process. The curriculum will include workshops and small group sessions on college admissions, college-entrance test preparation, essay and resume writing, interviewing and presentation skills, and financial aid literacy. Program graduates will be certified College Access Ambassadors and will be required to act as mentors and advisors in their respective high schools by conducting a college application workshop.

Successful applicants for the NYU-CALI program are underrepresented, strong high school students from the New York Metro area and exhibit strong leadership potential. If selected, students are awarded a full scholarship to the institute and are only expected to cover travel expenses to and from campus. Space is limited.

Download the application here.

UC to wait-list some applicants

UC will again implement a waitlist process for fall 2011 admissions. All campuses except Los Angeles and Merced will use waitlists for their freshman pools. Davis and San Diego also will have a transfer waitlist, and Irvine and Santa Cruz are considering the option for transfers. The university enrolls more than 11,570 students for whom it receives no state funding. A waitlist is an enrollment management tool that enables campuses to attain their enrollment targets with greater precision while offering a space to as many deserving students as possible. What students need to know:

  • They might receive waitlist offers from more than one campus. Students may accept as many offers as they wish. Waitlist offers will be made by the end of March for freshman applicants and the end of April for transfers.
  • Once offered a spot on a waitlist, they must opt in. Instructions for doing so will be included with the waitlist notification.
  • Even if they accept a waitlist offer (or several), students should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the stated deadline to a UC campus or other institution to which they have been accepted. If they later accept an offer of admission from a campus where they have been wait-listed, they will forfeit their deposit at the first campus.
  • Wait-listed freshman applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 1; wait-listed transfer applicants, by July 1.
  • Preliminary financial aid awards will be sent at the time students are notified of waitlist offers. Additionally, SIRs of wait-listed students will be considered on time for purposes of housing and orientation, provided they are submitted by the deadline stated in the offer of admission.
  • Eligible applicants who don’t receive an admission offer from any campus to which they applied will be in the referral pool, even if they are on the waitlist at another campus.
  • Campuses will still consider appeals. Applicants who feel they have grounds for an appeal should submit one, but they should keep in mind that the purpose of the appeals process is to deal with errors and compelling new information and hardship. Students cannot appeal for a spot on the waitlist.

In the fall 2010 admissions cycle, the first time waitlists were used broadly, a total of 11,703 waitlist offers were extended to freshman applicants across all campuses except UCLA and UC Merced. Two campuses — UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara — were the only two campuses to admit significant numbers of students off their waitlists. These campuses yielded more than 40 percent of students admitted off the waitlist.