Established as the first campus of the University of California system, UC Berkeley is located just across the bay from San Francisco, right in the heart of California. Ranked as the #2 Top Public university in the nation, students participating in the pre-college career focused programs will have the opportunity to take advantage of the start-up energy and corporate powerhouses that are within the Bay Area. A traditional campus within a vibrant, urban setting, students will experience the best of what UC Berkeley has to offer.
Explore career paths when you're not in class or having time with industry leaders and professionals, take in the sights at Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square.
A sample of these activities includes:
Each course and campus have academic site visits incorporated to enhance your learning experience. To see which site visits are offered for each course and campus, visit the Career Accelerator page and navigate to the course you're interested in!View Site Visits from 2022
Our new Career Accelerator programs combine education and career exploration to give students an unparalleled experience to take a deeper dive into their field of choice. As a participant in this program, you will gain marketable, in-demand skills in some of the world's fast-growing industries through action-based activities and real-world experiences alongside industry leaders and professionals. With a path in Engineering, you'll have maximum time to focus on your future and your success.Learn More
Do you dream of creating the next great tech startup? Want to hone your engineering or business skills? Start your entrepreneurial journey this summer with the Berkeley M.E.T. Innovation Academy (M.E.T.ia). Gain real-world experience solving business and tech challenges at the #1 public university in the world and learn from successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. You’ll even create an impressive resume you can use for college applications!Learn more