College & 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 & Career Conference, an intensive three-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 and prepare to compete in today's job market. Topics include choosing majors, potential career paths, career focused work experience, deciding on graduate school and day-to-day topics like time management, accessing campus resources, budgeting and credit, health and wellness, and more.


Volunteer Opportunities


We invite you to learn more about our community volunteer opportunities. We have designed a wide range of volunteer programs for individuals, groups and company participation to fit your interests. We are currently taking volunteer applications for our 2019 College & Career Leadership Conference. If you are interested and want to learn more, click on the button below.




Scholar Leadership Conference


Northern California
July 26-28. 2018




PCF scholars attend colleges and universities across the United States. The College and Career Success Conference is a great opportunity for all PCF scholars to meet and make connections with one another while they are home for the summer. PCF alumni are welcome to attend sessions as well and even partake in alumni panels.

PCF scholars attend sessions facilitated by PCF staff and guest speakers on a variety of topics to help them with their academic and career pursuits.

Curriculum includes topics such as financial literacy, self-care, problem solving strategies, time management and making the most of your resources. Attendees are encouraged to work collaboratively and share best practices with one another.


Conference Community Partner Day



Special thanks to Salesforce for partnering with us this year to make it such an impactful day for our scholars! 

San Francisco

One of the highlights of the 3 day conference is our off-site visit with a Bay Area business. PCF rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors have an opportunity to hear from employees on what it is like to work in that industry and company environment.

The day includes a series of career focused work sessions led by employee volunteers sharing their professional insights to help scholars prepare for their transition into the workforce.

Learn more about being a PCF COMMUNITY PARTNER.


Conference Team Building Activity




It's all about.... Group Collaboration, Team Spirit, having Fun, Motivating each other and Networking


Conference Career Exploration Fair






A large component of the College and Career Success Conference is the Career Exploration Fair. This year, 27 organizations and nearly 50 community members participated as volunteers. PCF scholars have an opportunity to meet with professionals in different fields to learn about various industry sectors and positions they may wish to consider in their career.

Scholars are able to put their informational interview skills into practice during the Career Exploration Fair and network with professionals from the Bay Area. Scholars ere encouraged to make connections with individuals in a variety of industry fields.




2018 Career Exploration Fair Community Partners






Conference Volunteer Opportunities


Share Your Time, Talent & Treasure As A PCF Community Partner

2019 College & Career Leadership Conference




We invite you to learn more about our community partner volunteer opportunities. We have designed a wide range of volunteer programs for individuals, groups and company participation to fit your talents & interests. We are currently taking volunteer applications for our 2019 College & Career Leadership Conference.  If you are interested and want to learn more, click on the button below.