Quest 2014: Finding Your Future
Quest 2014, 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 16-19, 2014
Themes for 2014:
Pathways to Professions - themed camps for the student with an interest in a particular career area.
Monday, June16 – Creative Communications: Experience a variety communication-related fields through hands-on workshops in graphic design, social media marketing, TV broadcast production, and editorial cartooning.
Tuesday, June 17 – Science Snapshots: Learn about how majors such as math, biology, chemistry, and environmental science can translate into real jobs in fields such as sustainability, forensics, and research and development.
Wednesday, June 18* – Medical Minds: Students will experience a variety of health-related fields including speech pathology, nursing and emergency medicine, careers within dental medicine (featuring a dentist, orthodontist, dental lab technician, and dental assistant/hygienist) and much more. The afternoon will feature a tour and activity stations at Ranier’s Pharmacy and Compounding Laboratory.
Thursday, June 19 – Real-Life Superheroes: Emergency and Disaster Response: Learn more about how lives are saved every day. This day will include life flight and emergency medicine, K-9 units, international and national disaster-relief strategies, and disaster response in the community.
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 20, 2014
Dates: June 2014
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 2014 will be given first priority.
Cost: $25/day*. A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship & early registration deadline is May 30, 2014.
* An additional $5 fee will be added to camp days that include an off-campus activity or tour for transportation purposes. The camp date with an asterisk above includes a potential transportation fee. Applicants will receive an invoice the week of June 1st. Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Meals: Lunch and snacks provided.
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 30, 2014, will be given first consideration. Waitlisted participants will be contacted individually.
Scholarships will be awarded on May 30, 2014, and confirmation packets (including an invoice, if applicable) will be mailed the week of June 1st.
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 2014: 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 30, 2014. 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 individuals with disabilities. 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.