Registration open through May 30 for Summer Day Camp in Career Exploration

High school students interested in exploring career options should register for Quest 2012: Finding Your Future. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Quest 2012: Finding Your Future is a series of summer day camps that allows high school students to learn about their interests and abilities and find out about a variety of related college majors. This is the fourth year for the program, which continues to grow in popularity with regional teens.

Five day camps are scheduled in June. Students may attend one day camp or several. Each day’s activities run from 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. Cost is $25 for each day camp the student attends. Scholarships are available. Information about the scholarships and camps is available at www.greensburg.pitt.edu/Quest. Registration is required and may be completed at that link. Due to the hands-on nature of the camps, enrollment is limited and provided on a first-come, first served basis. Scholarship and early registrations must be received by May 30.

This year’s Quest schedule includes Discovery 101 (Monday, June 18), Animals, Plants, & Minerals (Tuesday, June 19), Business: Start-up to Corporate (Wednesday, June 20), 21st Century Technology (Thursday, June 21), and Human Health & Development (Friday, June 22).

Discovery 101 is a one-day camp designed for the student interested in career-oriented self-exploration. The schedule includes a variety of personality and career discovery activities, an etiquette lunch, and a panel of professionals speaking about a wide range of careers.

The Pathways to Professions day camps are designed for the student with an interest in a particular career area. Students will participate in hands-on activities that provide a sampling of key skills and knowledge to be successful in the field, as well as opportunities to interact with professionals representing a number of different occupations within the field.

Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, which is celebrating its 225th anniversary, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors. More than 13 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

 

Publication Date

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 8:25am

Summary

High school students interested in exploring career options should register for Quest 2012: Finding Your Future. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Quest 2012: Finding Your Future is a series of summer day camps that allows high school students to learn about their interests and abilities and find out about a variety of related college majors. This is the fourth year for the program, which continues to grow in popularity with regional teens.