Connecting Students to the Nations First High-Speed Rail System

About Us

We inform, inspire, and connect students to California’s high-speed rail project. Many engagement opportunities are available to students such as classroom and campus presentations, high-speed rail construction site tours in the Central Valley, job and internship opportunities, virtual webinars and networking with professionals.

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Student Outreach Matters

An Equitable Investment in Young People and Future Transportation Leaders

We utilize strategic collaboration with colleges and universities to engage a diverse student demographic historically underrepresented in the transportation field. We utilize a diverse staff to demonstrate to students the dynamic job opportunities on a mega project like High-Speed Rail.

We have proudly collaborated with programs such as LA Metro’s Transportation Career and Program, Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure+, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Transportation Seminar, Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers and many more.

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Student Presentations

Our team of high-speed rail professionals are ready to connect and network with students and provide dynamic presentations on a wide range of topics including ongoing construction, regional updates to specific topics of interest for all areas of study including public policy, engineering, communications and public relations and environmental sustainability.


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I Will Ride

I Will Ride is a free educational initiative offering members exclusive access to networking opportunities with high-speed rail professionals, campus and college presentations and webinars, construction tours, and more. If you are interested in joining or starting an on-campus chapter, click below to learn more. Click through to learn more and sign up to be part of I Will Ride.

Internships and Fellowships

There are many job and internship opportunities available for students eager to be part of history statewide not only at the Authority, but with various companies working on the California High-Speed Rail project. Click below to see where you can get started on finding a student position working on high-speed rail.

Student Resources

There are many opportunities to discuss and learn about high-speed rail in a classroom. Take a look at some of our student resources and download them for your classroom. We are in the early stages of developing student resources and would love to hear from teachers and educators about what they’d like to see.

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Stay Connected With Our Student Outreach Newsletter 

Sign Up for the I Will Ride Monthly Update or Read it Online! 

Monthly Update

To sign up for the newsletter, head over to the CONTACT US page, and on the form to Sign-Up for Email Notifications and/or Submit Comment or Question fill out the required fields and under sign-up for email alerts, mark the I Will Ride box! 

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Student Outreach in the Community – We’re Just Getting Started

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Kids Discovery Station – Merced, CA

The Authority is a proud partner of Merced’s first-of-its-kind children’s museum, Kids Discovery Station in Merced, California. The museum will feature an outdoor high-speed rail exhibit opening to the public in 2022. Kids Discovery Station is a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for children of Merced to learn through the power of play. Generous support of private donors and volunteers allows them to enrich the lives of children and families in the Central Valley.

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High-Speed Rail Networking Session – Fresno, CA

The Authority was proud to partner with Fresno City College to host a lunch and learn networking session with first- and second-year engineering students. The students received a project overview followed by a panel discussion with three engineers working on the high-speed rail program. Following the sessions, students networked with engineering professionals one-on-one and had the opportunity to ask them questions about their pathways from college to career.

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