Passage to the Future is a structured curricular and co-curricular program that prepares Humanities and Social Sciences(HSS) students to enter a range of careers in fields unfamiliar to our predominantly first-generation students. Passage students start their journey by taking HSS 200: Careers in Humanities and Social Sciences, and each semester they complete a myriad of other activities that give them professional and leadership skills. Program graduates are eligible to become Passage Fellows and complete an internship in an Orange County business or organization with the support of a $5000 fellowship which allows them to forgo or reduce other job responsibilities and focus on their internship. Bolstered by these experiences, students graduate with the direction, confidence, and experience that they will need to start building an impactful career.
Passage interns and alumni transform the industries they enter. HSS students are second to none in working in uncharted territory, identifying trends using scant or abundant data, inspiring and instilling confidence with their communication skills, asking original and relevant questions, and approaching a problem with diverse perspectives. Passage students receive extra training to apply a social justice lens which they learn to focus on the workplace during their coursework.
Support for the Passage program and help us to host career and leadership events to Passage students and to provide students with the critical $5000 fellowship so they can complete an internship.
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Buy a Passage Fellow lunch for a week at their internship.