Happy mid-winter break:
Please learn about these opportunities that have come out since last week's summer opportunities update and apPARENTly. Lot's of cool things to do around here and beyond! -John Boshoven
1. WCC Construction Program:
Please save the date for an upcoming event presented by Washtenaw Community College to all juniors and seniors in your schools. “Women in Non-Traditional Careers” will focus on Construction Technology and is scheduled for Friday, April 11th 2014. We are excited to present female students with a career path and resource to investigate their options in the various fields of sustainable building, construction management, and residential and commercial construction. Click here to download the event flyer.
2. United World College Announces a Summer Program:
UWC Costa Rica's short course for students, Geared Up: University Counseling & Culture in Costa Rica, which is a an 8-day cultural and college preparatory program taking place in Santa Ana, Costa Rica from June 29 to July 6, 2014.
The course features admissions directors from competitive United States colleges and universities as facilitators and gives students a taste of Costa Rican culture. This is a great opportunity to travel internationally while also preparing for college admissions.
Admissions directors come from these respected institutions:
Pitzer College (CA)
The George Washington University (DC)
Middlebury College (VT)
If the complete application for this course is submitted by March 1, we will apply a $200 discount and waive the application fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to receive an application. You can find the short course flyer here:http://uwccostarica.org/files/Geared-Up!.pdf
3. Madonna University sponsors a Scholarship Essay Writing Day: an invitation for your freshmen and sophomore students to participate in our annual Scholarship Essay Writing Day on Saturday, March 29th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please see below for an overview of this free program!
Program Overview: This event will begin with a presentation by Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Vice President for Student Affairs and an accomplished national scholarship reader. Students will learn about the general scholarship selection process and engage in brainstorming exercises to help them prepare for scholarship essay writing. The afternoon session will focus on writing competencies, and students will be invited to brainstorm, develop, and draft scholarship essays with the guidance of Dr. Ann Russell, Chair of Writing Programs, Frances FitzGerald, Writing Center Coordinator, and our Writing Center student tutors. The Essay Day will conclude with an optional financial literacy presentation for parents and guests facilitated by Financial Aid Officer Tom Laabs.
Eligible students (high school freshmen and sophomores) must complete an application in order to participate in the program. Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached, but priority consideration will be given to students who submit their application and recommendation forms by Friday, March 7th. Lunch will be provided.
Applications/Teacher Recommendations may be submitted in one of the following ways:
1. Online by going to www.madonna.edu/visit
2. Printing and completing the attached PDF form followed by sending a scanned copy back to Amanda Straub email@example.com
3. By mail to:
Madonna University Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
36600 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI 48150
The application deadline is Friday, March 7th, 2014. Space is limited! Also attached is a Scholarship Essay Writing Day flier. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Amanda Straub at 734-432-5795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. SWE at University of Michigan: invites students to join them in a new project this year- a forum through Piazza for the semester for students to ask questions and have them answered by current SWE members.
The goal of this new project is for high school students to get information quickly and easily about college admissions, classes, U of M, engineering, and SWE! This is a work in progress and I would appreciate participation from students to test drive this new outreach method SWE has to offer. If you know a student who would be interested in this, please forward the link at the bottom of this email as soon as possible and make sure they fill out the google form. You are welcome to join the conversation as well! The purpose of the form is for me to collect names and email addresses, from there I can enroll students into the Piazza group. The form will also provide information about the Piazza forum and how to get started. Once they are enrolled in the group, they will receive an email notification from Piazza and they can get started asking questions! The forum will be monitored and students will be asked to keep questions appropriate for the site. Also, students don't need to be interested in just engineering to benefit from the forum!
5. You and Your Students Are Invited to Attend a SCAD Information Session in Ann Arbor!
Shooting a photography spread for Harper's BAZAAR. Creating print and digital work for Hard Rock Hotels. Designing jewelry for Swarovski. Working as lead animator at game design giant Bigpoint. Creating interiors for Bravo. Showing a collection at Paris Fashion Week. SCAD graduates aren't just finding jobs in creative professions - they are shaping the future of them.
Learn more about how your students can transform their passion into a creative career at the world's most comprehensive art and design university - attend a SCAD Information Session!
Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-2 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sheraton Ann Arbor (directions)
Register to attend.
Attend this one-hour presentation and learn more about SCAD's:
6. The University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Division is excited to offer a computer camp this summer called MiBytes. MiBytes is a non-residential summer camp and is open to any high school student or 2014 high school graduate. They will learn about computer science in a fun and engaging way!
Registration is now open:
* Application and more information available on our website: mibytes.eecs.umich.edu<http://umich.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=
Is there an app you always wished you could create? Do you want to learn about hacking? Apply for MiBytes computer camp run by the University of Michigan! You'll meet other students interested in computer science, and collaborate on hands-on projects to discover the power of computer science. Experience the UM through campus tours and field trips to local tech companies.
Learn more and apply today: mibytes.eecs.umich.edu<http://umich.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dec021c51437d9ddb06a027b3&id=0cb92b4244&e=3bd42e2219>
Application deadline: April 18, 2014
7. Student Diplomacy Corps
We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. Periodically, we will send you email updates, news, stories and information about the Student Diplomacy Corps. Please check out this program, who is looking for a few "pilot" students from their "partner" schools (ours)...hint: think scholarship.....
Check out our new Voices from the Field section of the website. Thanks to these special people for sharing their insights, thoughts and support.
Tony Allen, Chris Frantz and John Meislin