What Do You Want to Be?
Discover Your Own Future

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DATES
July 23 - 27, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm

LOCATION
Latham Hopkins Gatehouse
555 Ravenswood Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Samantha Quist
(Stanford / Google alum, Lighthouse founder)


What do you want to be when you grow up? Learn how to figure it out.

Become an expert in the process of career prototyping as you "try on" different life paths. Develop practical experience through hands-on projects across different careers, working in teams and independently. Learn the entrepreneurial thinking process and be creative, proactive, and decisive in envisioning your future. Meet experienced professionals and learn from their stories.

Lighthouse Summer Programs are based on the principles of life design popularized by Stanford University d.school professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. We combine their future life prototyping methodologies with an education in entrepreneurial thinking, then we package our programs for high school students. All of our programs aim to decrease students' anxiety about the future, build their experience and confidence through hands-on projects, and help them discover an inspiring vision for their own future.

 

DEVELOP REAL-WORLD SKILLS

  • Experience real-world projects across 5 different careers and meet mentors in each role
  • Develop real-world skills like teamwork, public speaking, creative thinking, decisiveness, and proactive outreach
  • Bring home a portfolio of projects, a plan for the future, and next steps for exploring further

IMAGINE YOURSELF IN 5 JOBS

Learn career prototyping through hands-on projects. You will be challenged to prototype your life in real jobs such as:

  • User interface designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Copywriter
  • Marketing manager
  • Product manager
 

FINISH THE PROGRAM WITH

  • Your plan for the future with next steps
  • An idea of what you might want to be
  • Your portfolio of 5 career projects
  • Your reflections on each of 5 careers
  • Professional emailing experience
  • Storytelling experience
  • Interviewing experience
  • The Career Prototyping framework
  • A guide for meeting mentors
  • Connections to 5+ mentors
  • A community of like-minded students

EXAMPLE AGENDA

  • 9:30am - Arrival and Breakfast
  • 10:00am - How to Find Mentors Workshop
  • 10:30am - Project Work Time
  • 12pm - Mentorship Preparation
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Project Presentations
  • 2pm - Mentorship and Q & A
  • 3pm - Writing Great Emails Workshop
  • 3:30pm - Reflections & Interest Scoring
  • 4:00pm - End
 

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING + LIFE DESIGN

Thinking entrepreneurially means taking a creative, proactive, and decisive view of the world. Everyone can think entrepreneurially (whether you're an entrepreneur or not). Simply put, entrepreneurial thinking enables you to create opportunities for yourself, rather than be limited by the opportunities that come to you.

We encourage students to explore, imagine, and experiment. We teach students to be decisive, proactive, and creative in planning for the future. Few of us land in the perfect career on our first try, so we prepare students with "career prototyping" skills so they can continue to explore new career paths for years to come.

 

IMAGINE A FUTURE THAT INSPIRES YOU

We will talk about both your personal future and what our global future might look like. Learn about how technology and innovation could shape job opportunities in the coming years and think about how this progress might impact your plans. Envision what our global future will hold, and learn the career prototyping process so you will be ready to imagine and re-imagine your choices as the world changes.

 

MEET MENTORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS FROM COMPANIES LIKE

 

WHAT DO ALUMNI SAY?

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"It was one of the best educational experiences I've ever had."

Leon
Moscow, Russia
2017 Summer Program

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"I learned the importance of trying new things."

Hannah
Chicago, Illinois
2017 Summer Program

Hear from more the students from the 2017 Summer Program here.

 
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MEET THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Samantha Quist is the Founder of Lighthouse. Sam graduated from Stanford, worked at Google, and founded several companies. She's most passionate about helping young people globally learn how to navigate the future. Get to know Sam here.

 

TUITION
$975 / student.
Includes lunch and materials.
Ask about before and after care.
Scholarships for financial need available.

REGISTRATION
Tuition due upon acceptance to reserve your spot in the program.
75% refund for cancellations by 5/15.

 

ASK US ANYTHING:
Want to know more? Email us at team@hellolighthouse.com or call us at (650) 468-0804.