Quest 2013: Finding Your Future
Quest 2013, summer day-camps for high school students, will take
place in June at Pitt-Greensburg. Explore career options, learn about your interests and abilities, and find out about a variety of related college majors.
Choose the camp that’s right for you!
Attend all five camps or just the day(s) that interest you the most!
Pathways to Professions
These themed camps are designed for the student who would like to explore a career field in more depth. The schedule for each camp will include hands-on activities that will give students a sampling of key skills and knowledge, as well as opportunities to interact with professionals representing a number of different occupations within the field.
Offered: June 17-20, 2013
Themes for 2013:
June 17th: Creative Careers- Put your imagination to work*
The day will include hands-on workshops in video game design, radio production, and acting. Additionally, a field trip to The Palace Theater and Westmoreland Museum of American Art in downtown Greensburg will expose students to careers in the visual and performing arts through behind-the-scenes tours with professional staff.
June 18th: Westmoreland County Careers*
Learn about a broad range of careers that are part of the legal system. The day will kick off with a fun, interactive legal process activity with the PA State Police, in which students role play the various professionals involved in a mock crime case. In the afternoon, a trip to the Westmoreland Courthouse in downtown Greensburg will include a presentation from the Coroner’s Office and a tour of the Courthouse. Other tour highlights include a visit to a judge’s chambers and meetings with a court reporter, probation officer, attorneys, a law clerk, a paralegal, and detective.
June 20th: Healthcare & More
Students will sample a variety of health-related fields including emergency medicine (e.g. paramedic/EMT), respiratory therapy, physician assisting, medical assisting, Nursing, Phlebotomy, exercise science, speech pathology, athletic training, radiology and sonography.
This day camp is designed for the student who is still interested in career exploration. The schedule will include a variety of career discovery activities, interactive workshops, information about planning for college, a panel of professionals, and much more.
Offered: June 21, 2013
Dates: June 2013
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Arrival/Sign-in: 8-8:30 a.m.)
Participants: High school students entering grades 9-11 in the fall of 2013 will be given first priority.
Cost: $25/day*. A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship & early registration deadline is May 31, 2013.
* An additional $5 fee will be added to camp days that include an off-campus activity or tour for transportation purposes. The camp dates with an asterisk above include a potential transportation fee. Applicants will receive an invoice the week of June 3rd. Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Meals: Lunch and snacks provided.
Location: All Quest camps will begin on the first floor of Chambers Hall.
Housing and Transportation: Not provided.
Registration is required. Participants will receive an email confirmation that their registration has been received. Due to the nature of the camp activities, enrollment is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations received by May 31, 2013, will be given first consideration. Waitlisted participants will be contacted individually.
Scholarships will be awarded on May 31, 2013, and confirmation packets (including an invoice, if applicable) will be mailed the week of June 3rd.
Registration is not complete until payment is received or a scholarship has been awarded. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply, students are required to submit a 100-200 word statement about what they hope to gain by attending “Quest 2013: Finding Your Future”. The statement can be included in the online registration or mailed directly to Career Services. Scholarship participants are entitled to apply for scholarships for up to 50% of their registered camp days. Scholarship applications must be received by May 31, 2013. If scholarship is awarded and student will be unable to attend the camp day(s), we ask to be notified immediately to provide the scholarship to another applicant.
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg reserves the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient enrollment. In this case, a full refund will be issued. Upon request, a 90% refund will be issued up to two business days prior to the start of the camp.
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg reserves the right to make changes to the daily agenda, should they be necessary for scheduling purposes.
Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate physically and mentally handicapped individuals. Please call the Office of Career Services to request accommodations.
Should you have questions or like more information, please contact us at (724) 838-8040.
Click play to watch a highlight video from Quest 2012!
Click play to watch a highlight video from Quest 2011!
Check out this video from Communication Arts Day! Special Thanks to AKLC Studios.