2019 College & Career Leadership Conference

Northern California 
July 18 - 20, 2019

PCF scholars attend colleges and universities across the United States. The annual PCF scholar conference is a great opportunity for community-building and professional networking.

This year, PCF scholars attended sessions facilitated by Bay Area professionals on a variety of topics to help them with their academic, personal, and professional pursuits. 


Conference Community Partner Day: Box, LinkedIn, Sequoia Hospital

One of the highlights of the 3-day conference is the visit to 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 Career Exploration Fair

A large component of the College and Career Success Conference is the Career Exploration Fair. 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. 


2019 Career Exploration Fair Participants

  • Adobe Systems
  • Apple
  • Arc Tec, Inc.
  • ARK Diagnostics Inc.
  • Bain & Company
  • Bank of America
  • Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough, LLC
  • Carbon
  • Carlmont High School
  • Cisco
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of Redwood City
  • Comcast Ventures
  • Electronic Arts
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Excite Credit Union
  • Google
  • Greenbriar Equity Group
  • Judicial Council of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA Internships
  • Nova Credit
  • Oracle
  • Redwood City- San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacred Heart Schools
  • Santa Clara County Department of Public Health
  • Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF)
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Summit Public Schools: Summit Learning, Teacher Residency
  • TESLA Motors
  • The Foundation for Hispanic Education
  • TLaura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation
  • UC Merced
  • Visa
  • wikiHow
  • Zum

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