College and Career Success Training




For students who are the first in their family to attend college, navigating college life can be an insurmountable challenge: selecting classes, electing a major, approaching professors, negotiating dorm living, staying healthy and happy away from home…

PCF decodes the college experience and provides each scholar with the tips and skills they need to thrive. Each year, we hold College Success Weekend, an intensive two-day, overnight training and bonding experience that offers scholars in each year of college the information, skills, social support, and strategies necessary to navigate college effectively. Topics include choosing majors, time management, accessing resources on campus, budgeting and credit, deciding on graduate school, and health and wellness.

To give our scholars the inside track on career preparation, we also offer Career Success Day, held during our scholars’ winter break. This intensive set of workshops provides practical job search and job readiness skills, and helps our scholars link college coursework to potential career paths that reflect their passions. Workshops on topics such as cover letter writing, internships, and creating LinkedIn profiles augment a large-scale informational interview session with professionals in multiple fields.

To learn more about leading one of our workshops or offering an informational interview to a scholar, see our Volunteer page.




Upcoming Training Events






Past Training Events


College and Career Success Weekend
August 5 - 6, 2016

SanDisk Corporation
951 SanDisk Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
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College and Career Success Weekend
August 5 - 6, 2016

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Career Success Workshop
December 21, 2015

The Sobrato Center
350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
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College Success Weekend
July 12 - 13 2014

University of Santa Clara
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
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All PCF Scholars are required to attend a weekend-long training covering a variety of academic, social and financial topics that will equip students with information and know-how to successfully navigate the college experience.