The Half Marathons
1 day programs
in the San Francisco Bay Area
In a Half Marathon, students try out 13 different hands-on career projects in a single day, meet a few mentors, and finish with a plan for further exploration. Please join us.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto
careers IN MEDICINE
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
TRY OUT 10-Minute Projects
What does a user interface designer do? How about a marketing manager? A copywriter? A graphic designer? What about other creative careers in tech?
One by one, learn about each of 10 different creative jobs in the technology industry and try out real projects from each role. Then score your interest in each job to discover which career options you would like to explore further.
LEARN HOW TO MEET ADVISORS
Our 10 x 10 programs educate students on how to identify and reach out to career mentors on their own so they can further their career exploration.
We challenge students to be proactive and give them the tools to take their career exploration into their own hands.
DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE
Not knowing what you want to be can feel scary. Knowing feels better.
We challenge all students to make a decision--just for today--about what they would like to be when they grow up, and we educate them to accumulate experiences and information to help them enforce or change their decision in the future.
By the end of the program, we challenge students to identify what you would choose to be when you grow up--if you had to choose now. Then, you will plan next steps and decide when and how you will choose to change your choice in the future.
Instructor / Mentor
Samantha Quist is the Founder of Lighthouse. She has been a professional marketing executive, software developer, startup founder, startup advisor, resume editor, and nonprofit program director. After graduating from Stanford University, Samantha joined Google in 2004 as a Product Marketing Manager. After founding a resume editing company, she led marketing at big data startup Gnip prior to its acquisition by Twitter. Samantha was Founder and CEO of Copywriter Central from its founding to acquisition, then became the Executive Director of Technovation, a global startup competition for high school students. She is currently Co-founder and Director of FFL Startup Accelerator. She resides in Menlo Park, California with her husband and two children. Samantha has been working with high school students for years as a technology mentor and guest speaker at technology conferences and in classrooms locally, nationally, and internationally. She occasionally blogs at www.samanthaquist.com.
a T-shirt and notebook (shipped to USA addresses only)