Mayo Clinic Career Immersion Program: Discover what a career in health care looks like and get an exclusive inside look at a wide range of health care careers. You are invited to apply to be a part of a talented group of diverse, Minnesota high school incoming juniors and seniors at our week-long Career Immersion Program offered June 21-26, 2020. During this week-long program, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences will pull back the curtain and share insights and information about several careers most students don’t even know exist. Learn more and apply HERE.
Full-tuition scholarships are awarded to accepted students. This includes:
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
- Transportation to and from designated Twin Cities pickup location
- Student housing in Rochester with on-site program directors
- Social activities in the Rochester area
Who should apply to the Mayo Clinic Career Immersion Program: Each year we seek to enroll a diverse group of Minnesota high school rising juniors and seniors. Applications are therefore taken from current sophomores and juniors (2019-2020 academic year) in public, private, charter, or home-based high schools, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
In order to establish a group of Career Immersion Program students that reflects both the organization Mayo Clinic seeks to be and the patients we serve, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences especially encourages applications from students who belong to any of the following groups:
- Future first-generation college students or students enrolled in TRIO, Upward Bound, and College Possible
- Black or African-American
- Hispanic or Latino
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Native Hawaiian or U.S. Pacific Islander
- Students receiving free and or reduced school lunches
HOBY Leadership Seminar: At HOBY, high school sophomores build their leadership potential through an inspiring three- or four-day Leadership Seminar based on three leadership perspectives: Personal, Group, and Societal. As many as 300 “ambassadors” from high schools across the state or country gather at their local HOBY State Leadership Seminar between April and June to (see Below): (MN Seminar will be at St. Cloud State June 12 -14). Students have to be nominated. Cost is $395.00. Learn more here. Nomination forms are posted on the site with further information.
- Experience life on a university campus, where HOBY Leadership Seminars are hosted
- Interact with local community leaders—from CEOs to business owners to doctors to media experts—through panels, presentations, and group discussions about real-world issues
- Participate in hands-on activities to explore and exercise leadership on personal and group levels
- Form diverse relationships with adult professionals, college-age mentors, and high school students from across the state with diverse leadership styles and backgrounds
- Conduct a community service project to put leadership-for-service skills into action
- Open opportunities for internships, mentorship programs, and other HOBY Ambassadors Connect benefits
Teen Job Fair: March 18 3-6 pm at Wentworth Library. Meet with local employers who are hiring teens for permanent or seasonal job opportunities and learn how to develop the professional skills needed to kickstart your career. More details to come as this event gets closer.
Children’s Hospital Observer Program – Observe Children’s staff in order to learn more about their field and fulfill personal career exploration objectives. Must be 16 and have finished junior year.
Children’s Healthcare Information Sessions – These seminars provide interactive learning opportunities designed to help individuals learn about specific health care fields, including educational requirements,day-to-day activities, etc.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. Celebrating the Spirit of Enterprise and Innovation Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, YEA! has helped more than 7,700 students nationwide launch over 5,100 businesses and social movements. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is excited to introduce YEA! to our community with its inaugural class for the 2019-2020 academic year.The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. The new Minnesota chapter is meeting at on Tuesdays after school on the University of St. Thomas campus. Learn more and apply here. Tuition fee financial support is offered.
The programs are educational and exciting ways to learn new things.
Camps: Check back in the spring for these.
Hamline University Numbers Count Boot Camp: Do you like money? This camp is the place for you! The Numbers Rule Boot Camp is a week-long, all-day, hands-on learning experience for students entering grades 10 to 12. We use fun, interactive activities to grasp the skills of finance and accounting. You will have the opportunity to tour different off-campus companies, meet young professionals in numerous fields, and learn from experts to help build a successful career. Cost: Free! .
Summer Academy For Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences. For Students entering grades 10, 11, 12.Explore environmental, food and agricultural sciences: practice hands-on wildlife & forestry management, create your own plantings for pollinator health, learn small animal care, make cheese & discover food science, experiment with sustainable practices for clean water, soil & air…wear waders, catch frogs, play in the dirt!
Dunwoody STEM Camp: Design and build a programmable 3D-printed flashlight as you explore topics in STEM-related fields. Personalize your flashlight by first using CAD software, then soldering and assembling the electronic components, and finally programing an onboard microcomputer. Hands-on activities are led by expert faculty. Cost: $150.00. Learn more HERE.
U of M Discover STEM – Day camps on the University of Minnesota campus for juniors and seniors. During your week on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, you will experience campus life, learn more about academic programs, and explore potential careers through activities such as: lab experiments, science and technology demonstrations, campus, residential life, and lab tours, as well as lectures and career panel discussions. Discover STEM to admitted students for only a $100 enrollment fee, and full scholarships are available. Applications Due APRIL 19. Learn more here and Apply.
Camp College: St. Mary’s of MN in Winona. Through the support of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) and the host college campus, Camp College is a free opportunity for rising seniors to learn about aspects of the college search and application process from college and high school counselors. Students will have the opportunity to live on campus and will be provided food and lodging free of cost. Open to current Juniors.
First Step Institute: St. Catherine’s University. Preparing young women of color and/or Indigenous women for higher education, the First Step Summer Institute is a free and unique college immersion experience on our St. Paul campus. Free. Open to students in grades 10 & 11. Learn more & apply HERE.
Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) College Prep Summer Camp: YCAP Summer Camp is a four-and-a-half-week camp that helps prepare high school juniors for college. ree bus pass, and free lunch for the duration of the camp.
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience: Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology. Eligibility: Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be college-bound high school students who are current sophomores.
ProCSI. UW-Wisconsin.For current freshman, sophomores, and juniors, we have a FREE, six-day, residential program called ProCSI (pronounced “proxy”). At ProCSI, students get to have fun discovering how important computer science and engineering are to modern research. Activities include Computer Aided Design of physical objects, problem solving activities using computer simulation software, and tours of engineering laboratories where cutting-edge research takes place! Learn more at https://sbel.wisc.edu/procsi-2019/.
Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC) UW-Madison: For female sophomore and juniors interested in engineering, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) puts on a six-day camp called Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC). This entirely student-led camp gives girls the opportunity to explore various disciplines within engineering, meet other young women with similar interests, and learn about college-life. The week is structured with different activities including lectures, labs, and tours of UW-Madison engineering facilities. Lectures are given by UW staff members or engineers from local labs or companies. Learn more at https://swe.slc.engr.wisc.edu/engineering-tomorrows-careers-camp/. APPLICATION: Now Open!