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PUENTE'S LENDING LIBRARY

Books are on a first come, first served basis at the Puente Study Space

Author

Title

ISBN Number

Year, Edition

Peter Castro, Ph.D

Micheal E. Huber, Ph.d

Marine Biology

978-0-07-802306-4

2016, 10th Edition

Elayn Martin- Gay

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Volume 1

 

2nd Custom Edition for Mission College Volume 1

Elayn Martin- Gay

Student Organizer “Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 5th Edit”

978-0-321-78583-1

5th Edition

Elayn Martin- Gay

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Volume 2

 

2nd Custom Edition for Mission College Volume 2

Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman

 

 

John J. Coleman

Kenneth M. Goldstein

William G. Howell

Understanding American Politics & Government (POL 001)

978-0-205-87520-7

2012 Election Edition

Martha Menchaca

Recovering History Constructing Race (Hum 16A)

978-0-292-75254-2

 

Maria Ochoa

Creative Collectives (Hum 16A)

0-8263-2110-0

 

Renee B. Van Vechten

California Politics a Primer

9781483375595

4th Edition

Joshua Gunn

Speech Craft

978-0-312-64488-8

2018

 

The Norton Anthology of American Literature 1820-1865

978-0-393-26447-0

9th Edition

 

The Norton Anthology American Literature Beginnings to 1820

978-0-393-93571-4

9th Edition

David M. Newman

Sociology, Exploring The Architecture of Everyday Life (Soc 001)

978-1-4522-7587

4th Edition

Dave Ellis

Becoming a Master Student

 

13th Edition

Randy Fujishin

The Natural Speaker

 

8th Edition

Robert O’Meally

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

   

Alan Farmer

Introduction to American History

 

8th Edition

Michael Sullivan

Fundamentals of Statistics

978-0-13-450999-0

 

Julia Burdge, Michelle Driessen

Introductory Chemistry

978-1-264-00183-5

2nd Edition

Ilan Stavans

The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature

   

James A. Henretta

America A Concise History

 

6th Edition


Novels

Title

Author

Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee

Up From Slavery

Booker T. Washington

The Bridge of Madison County

Robert James Waller

Third and Indiana

Steve Lopez

Every Night is Ladies Night

Michael Jaime Barcerra

The Family Mario Puzo

Carol Gino

Rolling Stone Album Guide

Anthony Decurtis, James Henke w/ Holly George- Warren

The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES


LEADERSHIP/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Volunteer
Pup Plaza Volunteer
2nd Chance 4 Pets

Volunteer
Virtual
4 month
40 hour commitment

Sunday Friends Volunteer
Family Giving Tree Volunteer
Santa Clara Blind Center Volunteer
Regional Medical Center Volunteer
Muscular Dystrophy Association Volunteer 
Kaiser Permanente Volunteer
Santa Clara County Parks Volunteer
County of Santa Clara Internship
Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose Volunteer
Justice Corps Internship
Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Internship

Must be 21+

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

Internship

Children Now

Fellowship

Elevate Tutoring

Volunteer

League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley

Volunteer

Seasons Hospice

Volunteer/Internships

Bill Wilson Center

Volunteer/Internships

Levi Strauss & CO

Internship 

Junior-Level Student

Health Trust

Volunteer

The Primary School

Internship

U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

Internship

U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna

Internship

Gopackup

Internship

Health Career Connection

Internship

Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley ELLA Program

Leadership. 6 month program for Latinas ages 19-25

SIREN-San Jose

Leadership Program. Ages 14-25

UC Davis School of Medicine- Prep Medico

Leadership program for Pre-Med students in community college. Applications due mid-March every year

 


GRADUATE SCHOOL

After your bachelors' degree, you may want to consider attending graduate or professional school. The first thing to ask yourself is, "Do I need an advanced degree for the job/career that I want?"  If the answer is yes, then you will want to start planning and researching. For example, to be a counselor, you need a Masters degree in counseling or to be a Doctor, you will need a M.D. professional degree.

Step 1: Do your research

Talk to a mentor, find a mentor, or a person who has the job you want. What degree(s) are required to obtain that position? Do they recommend certain schools or programs? What is required to be eligible to apply for that program?

Step 2: Determine which programs you will apply for

Once you have decided which specific degree/program, you will want to decide which universities have it. Pay close attention to tuition, fees, and financial aid available. Be sure you evaluate cost. Then, find out when is the application cycle, what is required to apply (letters of recommendation, transcript, specific coursework, etc) and create a timeline.

Many programs require an exam such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc. If your program does, be sure you find appropriate study methods or prep courses before taking the exam. Also, pay close attention to deadlines.

Step 3: Apply

Apply for the programs. Keep in mind that for many programs, you must apply to BOTH the university and the department and each has a fee and requirements. Also, apply for financial aid. The FAFSA / CA Dream Act are always open Oct. 1st and close March 2nd for the upcoming academic year. When completing the financial aid application, it will no longer ask about parent income because as a graduate student, you are considered 'independent' for financial aid purposes.

Be sure to follow up with all of the moving pieces and your timeline. Many have multiple deadlines of when things are due such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, etc. Also, be sure to apply for scholarships because they can help reduce loans.

Step 4: Graduate School Success

Graduate school can be a stressful process. Most students are working, doing an internship or juggling multiple things while going to school. Be sure to find a support system at school and at home. Utilize your resources: faculty advisors, student tutoring/writing centers, on campus health center, etc.

If you haven't already, find a mentor and continue networking. Be strategic as to where you do your internship so that you are in a better position to find a career position afterwards.