Silicon Valley Practicum

Hands-on internship and business course supervised by Professor Andy Chan. Use your business knowledge as well as your strong liberal arts/science background.

Plans for the next Silicon Valley Practicum are yet to be determined.

Please stay tuned for program updates. 

Recommended Websites:


TechCrunch – see the TechCrunch list



Recommended Books to Read:

The Start-Up J Curve – By Howard Love, a WF parent and OPCD supporter, and successful entrepreneur/investor.

The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany – By Steve Blank, a very successful/experienced entrepreneur, teacher, and author.

View Bay Area Opportunities:


Bay Area opportunities in Handshake

I experienced an exponential amount of personal growth during the Silicon Valley Practicum. Through the SVP, I met new people and pushed myself to try new things. Thanks to the SVP I am energized for my future.
K.H., Class of 2021


The Silicon Valley Practicum provided me with excellent hands-on learning experience. I learned valuable social media management and digital branding skills.
H.C., Class of 2019

There is not a place like Silicon Valley anywhere else in the world. I learned what makes Silicon Valley so special and gained a personal experience of what the startup culture is like. It was truly a transformative experience.
G.W., Class of 2021


The Silicon Valley Practicum were some of the best weeks of my life. I loved the people, location, my job, my mentors, and the overall experience. The most valuable experience was being mentored by Andy Chan and improving myself as a person and as a worker.
W.I., Class of 2019