Mathematica, a new Career Day partner, hosted Aim High students for the first time at its Oakland office this summer. Students learned about the policy firm’s focus on health, human services and international research. Employees shared how they work at the intersection of data and policy to make progress in public and private sectors.

Students had the opportunity to explore the day to day responsibilities of a policy researcher and learned how to use data to inform decision-making. In a fun project-based activity students competed to see who could spin a coin the longest. They devised hypotheses on what causes a coin to spin longer and collected data points for each hypothesis. They then plotted their data and continued to refine their theories. The students translated their learnings from the activity to real life scenarios.


BlackRock, a new corporate partner, opened their doors to Aim High students for the first time this summer. BlackRock employees delivered presentations that spoke to unique and unconventional career paths that led them to their careers in the global financial services industry, emphasizing the importance of grit and drive. With the assistance of BlackRock staff, students explored their own life road maps and set goals to achieve for their journeys ahead. They encouraged students to explore new passions and possible future career paths by trying new things and participating in extracurriculars at school. One BlackRock employee, a former opera singer, shared how her interest in the role technology plays in the theater led her to her current profession as technical operations manager.



Corporate Partners

601 West
Aaron Gordon Construction
Able Services
Alaska Airlines
Alto Litigation
Bank of America
Carmel Partners
Cisco Systems Foundation
City National Bank
Clark Construction Group
Climb Real Estate
Collins and Hermann
Cozen O’Connor
Design Media, Inc.
Divided Capital Group
Dodge & Cox
Eastdil Secured
Ernst & Young
First Republic Bank
FivePoint Communities
Ford Motor Company Fund
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Glynn Capital
Google Inc.
Grosvernor Americas Inc.
Hathaway Dinwiddie
High Tide Foundation
Hudson Pacific Properties
Jefferies LLC
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Makena Capital Management
Merlone Geier
MetLife Investments
Mosaic Financial Partners
Northern Trust
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Park Tower
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Prado Group

Preferred Bank
Pure Storage
Randonnee Tours
Raymond James
Shearman & Sterling
Shorenstein Properties
Sports Basement
Stockbridge Capital Group
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Umpqua Bank
US Bank
Veritas Investments, Inc.
Woodrugg Sawyer & Co.

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