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Test drive a career, build real world skills, & strengthen college applications

Ratio 21's unique programs help high school students explore career interests, build relationships with expert mentors, and develop important skills (leadership, public speaking, presentation, research, and more) for college and beyond. Our mentors come from leading universities and companies and provide practical, real-world expertise. All programs are virtual and we offer flexible scheduling to match your busy life!

Explore career interests, build relationships with expert mentors, and develop important skills for college and beyond with Ratio 21 programs. Mentors from leading universities and companies provide real-world expertise. All programs are virtual, with flexible scheduling.

Career Exploration for High Schoolers

Pre-Med Bootcamp

Careers in Engineering

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Learn from world class experts

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Our Summer Programs

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Career Exploration for High Schoolers

Explore Career Paths


Program Dates:

Session 1: Aug 14 - Sept 8

Session 2: Sept 11 - Oct 6

Amol Sarva
Investor, Professor
Manuel Aceituno
Software Engineer
Akash Kapur
Author, Entrepreneur
Dani Aceituno
Marketing Consultant
Roy Bahat
Venture Capitalist

In this program, high school students will have the opportunity to learn directly from professionals about a wide range of career options. They'll hear about the education requirements, typical college majors that lead to that career, and get an inside glimpse of what a day in the life in each career looks like. Students will also learn how to research other careers on their own.

  • Weekly Zoom sessions with professionals across 10+ industries
  • Library of Day-in-the-life videos about 50+ jobs
  • Database of careers, relevant majors, and salaries
Pre-Med Bootcamp

Pre-Med Bootcamp: Summer Edition


Summer Start Dates:

June 15th, July 1st, July 15th, and August 1st

Select the start date that works best for you. If you'd like to start at a different time, email us and we'll set that up!

Dr. Jen Rhodes
Harvard University - Psychiatrist
Dr. Jake Young
Dr. Johan Aasbo, DO
Cardiology, Emory

Our flagship program. Meet doctors and medical students, explore medical specialties and the med school application process, conduct a research program with our trained instructors. Virtual shadowing and case studies led by medical experts.

  • Weekly Office Hours with Ratio 21 Instructors (optional)
  • 6 Zoom sessions with doctors (live or recorded - your choice!)
  • Virtual Slack community where you can interact with other students and Ratio 21 staff
Careers in Engineering

Careers in Engineering: Summer Edition


Program Dates:

July 12-August 3.

Core lectures: Wednesdays for one hour at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern)

Guest Lectures: Thursdays for one hour at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern)

Dr Leslie Field
Climate Engineer
Kalyan Katuri
Haas School at UC Berkeley
Dr. Mateusz Bryning
PhD in Physics, UPenn

With a focus on addressing climate challenges: This class will help you understand how engineers work to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges. We’ll cover some of the main disciplines and industry fields in which engineers work, and give some pointers on how to plan your academic life to set yourself up for success.

  • Includes 4 Zoom sessions with engineers (live or recorded)
  • Weekly Office Hours with Ratio 21 Instructors (optional)

The Ratio 21 Difference

Each of our programs include
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Live Zoom sessions with expert mentors

- Each expert will discuss their career path, share advice on college admissions and high school course and extracurricular selection, and answer questions.
- Note: All Zoom sessions are recorded so you can watch them asynchronously if you’re unable to attend live.

Drop-in office hours

Attend optional weekly office hours via Zoom to ask questions and work with Ratio 21’s team of instructors and experts.

Virtual community

You’ll be invited to a Slack chatroom where you can interact with other students and the Ratio 21 team. We believe that peer-to-peer interaction is key to learning.}

Flexible scheduling

Technology enables flexibility. We offer day and night programming, as well as recorded sessions, to accommodate busy schedules and students from around the world. Note: the final schedules will be released in April.

What Our Students Say

Ratio 21 helped me decide to pursue environmental science and sustainability as my major at UCLA. It was really beneficial for me to have my mentor, Jordan, guiding me throughout my entire college application process and into my freshman year.

Age: 17

I loved learning about the actual inventions people created. Anton’s inventions were really cool and I was super interested in them. I liked Anton’s point on how an idea should be a toy, not a game because you need other people to help you fully flesh out an idea.

Age: 15
High School Student

Before this program, I had never had medical students share advice on the process of applying for medical school, residency and after. Some of the activities the visitors did with us required us to put ourselves in the shoes of a doctor, and these experiences really contributed to me assuring myself that I do truly want to go into the medical field.

Age: 16
High School Student

I loved the Ratio 21 pre-med program. I was intrigued to meet different doctors and their lifestyles. The flexible, asynchronous schedule for meetings was the best choice, and really made this program worthwhile. The final research project was another awesome way to go in-depth into a specialty of our choice. I would highly recommend it.

Age: 17
High School Student

Ratio 21 Medical Bootcamp was life changing and really gave me a better look into the medical field. I learned so much and the case studies were so interesting and inspirational to me because I knew that was what I wanted to be part of. I loved talking to real professionals.

Age: 16
High School Student

I highly recommend this course for high school students to learn more about what it's like to pursue a career in medicine. It is a long path but a very rewarding career, so knowing if this is something that might interest you early on will give you a great head start in college.

Roxana Ghadimi
Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

I wish I had this opportunity in high school! So much of what I knew about medicine was through chance encounters with doctors and sporadic shadowing opportunities. I wish I had access to a structured summer program like this as an intro to the field.

Victoria Chen
Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine