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Academic camps offer high school students opportunity to explore career fields


May 15. 2013 3:28PM


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DALLAS— Misericordia University is offering rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions in a series of eight Career Exploration Camps in June.


The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. The university offers academic camps in nursing, business, teacher education, communications and media, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, literature, and chemistry-biochemistry sciences. Space is limited in each camp and registration is necessary.


The Chemistry-Biochemistry Sciences Camp from June 23-25 allows students to explore possible careers in forensic science, alternative energy, the pharmaceutical industry and more. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors and costs $90. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at 570.674.6769 or at afedor@misericordia.edu.


The Nursing Pre-College Camp from June 23-25 is geared toward rising high school seniors. It enables students to gain experience in the field of nursing through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences. They gain extensive hands-on experience in the profession and its many specialty fields through the latest interactive technology in the simulation laboratory in John J. Passan Hall, meet with nursing faculty and students, and tour clinical sites in the region. The cost of the camp is $90. For more information, contact Kathleen Devine Gelso, R.N., M.S.N., assistant professor of nursing, at 570.674.6373 or at kgelso@misericordia.edu. To register, go to www.misericordia.edu/nursingcamp. The camp is limited to 20 students.


The Future Business Executives Camp is being held June 23-26 for rising juniors and seniors in high school. The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at Misericordia University, under the direction of Robert Williams, M.S., executive director, hosts the four-day, three-night interactive camp for high school students who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of economics and entrepreneurship. Students who participate in the academic camp learn valuable lessons they can apply to their everyday and academic lives. Participants attended lectures by local business leaders and executives who share industry standards, innovations and expectations for new employees entering their fields. Students will also be introduced to an ongoing economics curriculum that they will be able to access throughout the academic year. The camp costs $100. To register or to obtain more information, go to www.misericordia.edu/ceee or contact Mr. Williams, M.S., director of the Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education, at 570.674.6777 or at rwilliam@misericordia.edu.


The Communications and Media Camp on June 23-26 offers students the opportunity to thoroughly explore careers in the field. Students create a television magazine show, learn studio and field production techniques, write newspaper feature stories and design a full-color newspaper. Afterward, they receive copies of their media products as the first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios. The camp is guided by members of the Misericordia University Department of Communications who have decades of professional experience in television, radio, and print and broadcast journalism. Faculty members also advise MU’s national and state award-winning media, including the television magazine show, “CougarCast,’’ and The Highlander student newspaper. The cost of the camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is $90. For more information or to register, contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, at 570.674.6744 or at msgroi@misericordia.edu.


The Speech-Language Pathology Camp for rising juniors and seniors is June 23-26. The academic camp allows students to become familiar with the many career options in the growing field of speech-language pathology. Participants tour the department’s state-of-the-art academic facilities at John J. Passan Hall, learn about the career field from guest lecturers and tour a local health care facility to learn about the various settings in which speech-language pathologists are employed and the populations they serve. Speech-language pathologists are employed in schools, hospitals, nursing care facilities, home health care settings, outpatient care centers, day care centers for children and institutions of higher education. The camp costs $85. For more information or to register, .contact Donna DiBlasi at 570.674.6724 or at ddiblasi@misericordia.edu.


The Literature Camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is being held June 23-26 with Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of English. It provides an opportunity for students who have a love for stories, poems, novels and the stage. Participants work with Misericordia faculty and students in a variety of workshop settings, including creative writing, literary adaptation, literature and pop culture, and literature in the multi-media age. The camp explores literature from around the world, including American, multi-ethnic and English literature, and looks at its use in popular culture such as Shakespeare in films. The camps costs $85. For more information or to register, please Dr. Steinberger at 570.674.6423 or at rsteinbe@misericordia.edu.


The Teacher Education Camp from June 23-25 provides an opportunity for rising junior and senior high school students to learn about the education profession. The students participate in hands-on sessions that are designed to introduce the future teachers to methods and strategies that real educators utilize to make learning fun and to meet the diverse needs of all learners. The camps costs $75. To register or to obtain more information, contact Rose Hometchko at rhometch@misericordia.edu or by calling 570.674.6270.


The Occupational Therapy Camp for rising high school seniors is being held June 23-25. It provides extensive hands-on experience in an exciting health care specialty field by giving students an opportunity to learn about the occupational therapy profession, meeting faculty and students in the academic department, and touring clinical sites in Northeastern Pennsylvania where occupational therapists practice. Community site visits allow students to observe the wide range of services offered by therapists, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, hospital treatments and pediatric services. The camp costs $90. Contact Debbie Carey at or dcarey3@misericordia.edu for more information or to register. To register online, go to www.misericordia.edu/ot and click on Career Exploration Camp.




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