SRA's College2Career Program

Our Program

For first generation college students, embarking on a career path is like entering foreign territory. Many have little experience or role models to help with the all-important details that can differentiate themselves in competition for a job - a firm handshake, small talk, dressing professionally. They also may not know how to choose a career path, write a resume and interview for that first job.

To help students transition into the workforce, SRA launched its successful College2Career program to ensure its students are job-market ready upon college graduation. College2Career includes a mix of real-life work experience through summer internship placements, opportunities for networking and job shadowing, individual career coaching, and job readiness workshops in resume writing, interviewing, dressing professionally, and workplace etiquette.

SRA’s career development program, like its college completion support, is tailored to the individual.  It works. SRA students acquire many of the same opportunities and connections that most children from upper class and educated families take for granted.

Potential Employers

Your business, nonprofit organization, government agency, or corporation can play a valuable role in helping to prepare SRA students for their future in the workforce. SRA partners with a variety of employers to place our students into paid summer internships and part-time jobs during the school year. Our students are bright, dedicated, and eager to learn. SRA works one-on-one with each employer to ensure that the student and the employer have a meaningful experience. Through hands-on learning, the skills and confidence that our students develop from their internships are invaluable to their success in college and beyond.

If you are interested in finding out how you or your employer might partner with us in providing a summer internship, please contact SRA's Summer Internship Coordinator,  Lauren Brener.

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SRA values the partnership of the many employers who have provided valuable internship opportunities for our students. Here are just some of the companies and non-profit organizations who have employed our students:
  • AAA
  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Bechtel
  • Camp Jones Gulch
  • Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cost Plus World Market Corp
  • CYO Camp
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Google
  • Howard Rice Nemerovski Canaday Falk & Rabkin P.C.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keker & Van Nest
  • Koret Family House
  • Link TV
  • McKesson
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Morrison Foerster, LLP
  • Mother Jones Magazine
  • NASA
  • Running Start
  • San Francisco District Attorney
  • UCSF
  • Wells Fargo
  • West Coast Retina Medical Group
  • 826 Valencia