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  • April 18, 2024

    Bliss Belly Kitchen - Hiring Camp Counselors and Assistants: Bliss Belly Kitchen is hiring camp counselors and assistants for our yoga and cooking summer camp in Walnut Creek. Bliss Belly Kitchen is a sustainable plant based school of yoga and cooking for children now in our 9th year of summer camp. Come join a fun team of like-minded folks this summer as we share our love of cooking and yoga with youth!  Each day you will get to teach a small group of campers how to cook delicious vegetarian food with mindfulness and care. Counselors will also lead yoga and free play with campers, as well as enjoy a daily home-cooked lunch! Please check out our application form here to learn more about the positions and apply.


    March 29, 2024

    WACAC East Bay College Connection Fair: On Saturday, May 4, Saint Mary's College of California will welcome approximately 150 colleges and universities from across the country for the East Bay WACAC College Fair from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration is recommended but not required. Click here to register. 


    March 21, 2024

    Sacramento State Black Honors College: Sacramento State has established the nation’s first-ever Black Honors College. The Black Honors College is an enhanced co-curricular college for students providing specialized coursework, distinctive research opportunities and creative arts, residential living and learning programs, scholarships, and distinguished recognition. To learn more, click here

    NACAC College Fairs: Registration is open for the Spring NACAC Virtual College Fairs. You are invited to attend the Virtual College Fair on Sunday, March 24th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm ET. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with hundreds of colleges and universities - all from the comfort of your own home. At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will receive an email that best matches them to specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided. We will also be hosting a virtual fair on Sunday, April 21 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm ET. Click here to register. 


    March 20, 2024

    Diablo Valley College Zoom Presentations and Workshops for Graduating High School Seniors: 

    Benefits of Attending DVC Presentation: Students will discover the many advantages of attending Diablo Valley College, including our academic programs, support services, campus life, and pathways to transfer or enter the workforce.
    March 26th between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM
    Enrollment Presentation: This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the enrollment process at DVC. It will cover essential registration dates and required documentation and outline the steps students must complete to enroll.
    March 27th between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM
    Application Workshops: These workshops aim to help students complete their DVC applications, and our team will guide them step-by-step through the process to ensure they are submitted correctly.
    April 10th between 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM + April 11th between 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM

    Priority Registration Workshops: This workshop will help students complete their 3SP steps (Orientation, Placement, and Registering for Couns-095)
    April 25th between 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM + April 30th between 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM + May 3rd between 3:30 PM and 4:45 PM


    March 14, 2024

    Summer Program @ UC Santa Barbara: Registration is now open for the Summer Program July 21 - 26,  2024, University of California, Santa Barbara. The Sports Industry Academy Summer Program , hosted at UC Santa Barbara, provides an introduction to the $600 + billion sports industry to mature and highly talented California community college, high school and university scholars from diverse backgrounds. Prominent sports executives will guide scholars on the inner-workings of the sports industry. Click here to learn more and apply.

    Camp Counselors Wanted! - Adventure Day Camp- Moraga & San Ramon: Love working with kids, looking to improve your leadership skills, and be outside playing games, singing songs, and running around all day? Then Adventure Day Camp is the place for you! We are looking for reliable, outgoing, creative, flexible, and positive counselors to join our staff this summer.  Applicants should be available from June 1 - July 27th (Moraga) or August 2nd (San Ramon), Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Click here for more information and join us for the summer of a lifetime.

    Roughing It Day Camp: Roughing It is an all-outdoors summer day camp for children ages 4-16, located at the Lafayette Reservoir in the San Francisco East Bay. They are now hiring staff to work as counselors and program staff for our Summer 2024 season, June 17 – August 9. Most positions are 43-47 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Spend summer outdoors at the Lafayette Reservoir, learn leadership skills, and make a difference in kids’ lives! Join our team where you’ll meet great people and have amazing time while gaining work experience. Click here to apply and learn more. 

     East Bay Regional Park District Lifeguard Services Job Opportunities:  Our seasonal job offers a paid lifeguard academy in which students will learn the skills they need to become a seasonal lifeguard for the East Bay Regional Park District. The East Bay Regional Park District Lifeguard Service is looking for motivated individuals who want to make a difference in their community. Lifeguards will have the opportunity to work at our various lakes, lagoons, and pools offering the best lifeguard service to the public this summer. We believe our jobs offer a great opportunity for students. To learn more about this opportunity, contact


    February 29, 2024

    TeenLife Gap Year Virtual Fair: On March 7th at 3pm, hear from a variety of gap program providers at the TeenLife LIVE Gap Year Virtual Fair. All registered attendees will receive a recording shortly after the event ends if you can't attend the live session. If interested, sign up here.


    Orinda Summer Camp Positions: If you're looking for a summer job, checkout the job positions offered by the City of Orinda Parks and Recreation Department. The positions offered are camp director, camp coordinators, and camp counselors. Positions offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, and training opportunities. Summer staff must have graduated Freshman year (HS). Contact Recreation Coordinator, Matt Delmartini, at for more information. Applications close on April 4th. Click here to learn more and apply. 


    City of Walnut Creek Specialized Recreation Camp: If you're looking for a summer job, checkout the job positions offered by the City of Walnut Creek. The positions offered are counselor, lead counselor, and senior leader. The summer camp is designed for children, teens, and young adults who have varying adaptive needs related to physical, mental, behavioral and cognitive. Click here to learn more and apply. 


    February 18, 2024

    2024 Financial Aid Awareness Workshop Series: DVC's Financial Aid office is offering a series of financial aid application workshops to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) at both our Pleasant Hill (PHC) and San Ramon (SRC) campuses. Click here to learn more about upcoming opportunities. 


    February 6, 2024

    2023-2024 Local Scholarship List: Click here to view the local scholarships available. Many deadlines are coming up soon!


    January 20, 2024

    FAFSA Webinar Follow Up | Recording & Next Steps: If you haven't activated your MyCAP account, please reach out to College Aid Pro here, for your school's code to access your paid subscription. We have partnered with College Aid Pro to provide our all-in-one financial aid and scholarship software platform that will save money, time, and stress on the overwhelming college funding process. Click here to more resources and the webinar recording. 


    January 8, 2024

    Summer Opportunities: College Matchpoint has created Interactive AI to help generate a list of summer opportunities.


    UCSB Pre-college Programs: Applications for UCSB’s transformative, pre-college programs open on December 15th. To learn more about the Summer Research Academies and the Research Mentorship Program or to apply please consult the Pre-college Website.


    NACAC College Fairs: You can register now for Spring 2024 College Fairs! Learn more about virtual and in-person fairs here.


    October 23, 2023

    2024 Digital SAT Weekend Registration Is Open: Starting in 2024, the SAT will be digital, and registration is open for the March, May, and June test dates. Register here.


    October 15, 2023

    How Financial Aid and Scholarships Work Presentation: Peg Keough and JP Schmidt give an overview of financial aid and scholarships to assure your family avoids the mistakes costing so many families tens of thousands of dollars every year. In addition, they highlight why you need to complete the FAFSA even if you believe you are not eligible for financial aid. Click here to watch the presentation. 


    August 23, 2023

    College Board Digital Practice Tests: Here is the free digital PSAT practice test that the CollegeBoard released for students


    June 21, 2023

    Merit Scholarships and standardized testing: While the majority of colleges are no longer requiring SAT or ACT for admissions purposes, there is some confusion around merit-based scholarships. Read more.