Quest 2015: Finding Your Future

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Thank you for your participation at Quest 2015: Finding Your Future

at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg!


We would like to thank the following speakers & businesses for sharing their time and expertise...

Chartwells Dining Chefs, Management, & Staff, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Excela Health, Professionals, & Tour of Westmoreland Regional Hospital

Jule Smith, Mark Krotec, & the University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering Camp

School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh


Kayla Anthony, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Alumni

Marissa Barron, University of Pittsburgh Alumni

Dr. Elaine Bennett, St. Vincent College

Tony Berich, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Charles Boyer II, The Boyer Agency

Erin Cotter, Nutrition

Amanda Folk, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Kona Ice of Westmoreland, LLC

Lori Frola, Peace Corps

Natasha Garrett, La Roche College

Laurie Jones, Seton Hill University

Robert Jones, University Police, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Dongwoo Ko, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Mike Kuzemchak, Western PA Conservancy

Kalli Lodovico, Dietetics

Robert Macik, Center for Hearing & Deaf Services

Nancy Mauer, Veterinarian

Silvina Orsatti, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Robert Rathi, Jr., LifeFlight

Christy Rickabaugh, Dietetics

Bryson Thornton, Burger King Worldwide Group

Megan Tutolo, Delallo’s

Dr. Gretchen Underwood, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Yi Zhang, Nutrition



Quest 2015: Finding Your Future


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 15-18, 2015

Themes for 2015:

Pathways to Professions - themed camps for the student with an interest in a particular career area.

Pathways to Professions - themed camps for the student with an interest in a particular career area.

Monday, June 15 – Medicine: Caring for Others* - Want to explore if healthcare is the field for you? This day will include emergency medicine, a behind-the-scenes tour of an Excela Health hospital, and a chance to speak to various healthcare professionals, including a physician assistant, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, medical assistant, sonographer, lab technicians, and a nurse.

Tuesday, June 16 – Going Global: International Options - Thinking about a career outside the U.S. or that will focus on international travel or global opportunities? This day will include hands-on activities related to global health and nutrition, international business/marketing, and cross-cultural sensitivity and inclusion, an information session about study/service abroad experiences, and a language and international opportunities panel.

Wednesday, June 17 – Careers of the Future - Interested in applying new technologies or exploring emerging career areas?  Join us for a day focusing on biomedical engineering, land conservation, cyber security, and online/digital marketing!

Thursday, June 18 – It’s All About Food – The theme for today says it all!  The morning will revolve around food preparation and competition, as seen on shows on the Food Network.  You will also learn about dietetics, food scarcity and distribution, as well as different types of careers that contribute to the food industry.  If you love food, this is the day for you!


Discovery 101

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.

NEW for 2015: Discovery 101 will have two tracks, Track A for grades 8-9 and Track B for grades 10-12. 

Offered: June 19, 2015

The Basics

Dates: June 2015

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (Arrival/Sign-in: 8-8:30 a.m.)

Participants: Students entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2015 are invited to attend.  Please note, for the Pathways to Professions days, first priority will be given to students entering grades 9-11. 

Cost: $25/day*.  A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship & early registration deadline is May 29, 2015.

* 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 29, 2015, will be given first consideration.  Waitlisted participants will be contacted individually.


Scholarships will be awarded on May 29, 2015, and confirmation packets (including an invoice, if applicable) will be mailed the week of June 1st. 

Payment Methods      

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.

Scholarship Information

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 2015: 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 29, 2015. 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. 

Program Changes

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg reserves the right to make changes to the daily agenda, should they be necessary for scheduling purposes. 

Disability Accommodations

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.

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