Silicon Valley Program


The next few months will be crucial in preparing to work, study, and live in Silicon Valley and we ask that you cooperate fully in this preparation. Your cooperation is important because a great deal needs to be done by you in a short period of time. Our expectations are that you will attend all your classes in Claremont this semester and respond promptly to our email correspondence with you. The expectation is you will attend all meetings without receiving reminders from our office. Our assumption is that if you cannot organize your time to satisfactorily complete this preparation, you are not ready for a semester in Silicon Valley. Lastly, remember we are here to help you, so do not hesitate to call on us.

The requirements related to this preparation include:

  1. Submit by the deadline these required forms: Commitment, Off-Campus Clearance, Information Release, Housing Preference, Health Report, Insurance Authorization, Transcript Release, and General Policies.
  2. Attend the Pre-orientation Meeting(s) on campus. We will discuss details of the program, including housing and finding an internship.
  3. Submit an updated copy of your resume in the required format.
  4. Work diligently with the Program Director on your internship search, keeping him informed of your progress throughout your search.
  5. Revise your greeting message on your cell phone and change your privacy settings on Facebook. Ensure that prospective employers will be impressed with you when they telephone or check your Facebook page.
  6. Establish or reinvigorate your LinkedIn profile.
  7. Get to know your Silicon Valley Program cohort.
  8. Achieve a minimum of 9.00 GPA in four courses the semester preceding attending the Program.