Can you picture your teen as a Business Development Intern at a Harvard/Wharton-founded venture firm creating a new credit card? This is exactly what a Blue Stars student did last summer and continues to do virtually now that the semester has started.
Or maybe your child wants to join a coding team for a UN-backed startup founded by UC Berkeley and University of Waterloo alumni who are building a gamified adaptive learning interface to accelerate youth learning in developing countries. Another Blue Stars student was lucky enough to secure this global tech opportunity.
Perhaps a chance to work with MIT graduates and NASA engineers on AI-powered medical-grade air purifiers might seem exciting to your college-bound student.
This is just a small sampling of the exciting, elite opportunities Blue Stars finds for families!
Over the years, Dr. M and her team have built a special collection of exclusive partnerships with industry colleagues who provide state-of-the-art, hands-on opportunities for students to gain impressive experiences, build their resumes, and strengthen their case for admission to a top college.
If you are interested in a unique internship for your child aligned with what top schools expect, get in touch with us to talk about summer planning!
Elite summer programs, too, can help lead to top school admission. In fact, no matter what your child is doing over the summer, as long as they are engaged in what they love, are productive, and learn from their experiences, your child will be well on the way to a great school.
In today’s highly competitive college admissions landscape, simply excelling in the classroom is not enough. Top-tier institutions are consistently looking for students who demonstrate initiative, depth of interest, and real-world experience in their chosen fields. This goes beyond the standard high school curriculum and enters the realm of specialized endeavors, like internships and academic summer programs.
For a student aspiring to major in a specific area or pursue a particular career, engaging in an internship or deep academic exploration during the summer can be a game-changer. Not only does it provide a practical understanding of the field, but it also signals to colleges that the student is deeply committed, proactive, and ready to contribute to their campus community from day one. Such experiences highlight a student’s dedication and can set them apart in a sea of talented applicants.
Some of the pre-college programs we’re particularly impressed by are:
These are just a sample of the elite internships and summer programs available to you because of Blue Stars’ special relationships with premier partners. You can explore some inspiring success stories from our alumni here.