Oakland University invites high school students to explore careers and prepare for college in interactive summer camps.
You'll explore various careers through interactive, engaging sessions that include hands-on activities, field trips and interactive presentations. Presented by Oakland University faculty experts, the sessions offer you:
- a comprehensive look at current and emerging fields
- highlights of the knowledge and skills required for jobs in each field
- Information concerning projected employment
- steps that can be taken now, while in high school, to begin preparing for the future
All camps will be held at Oakland University’s Anton/Frankel Center, 20 South Main Street, Mount Clemens.
Registration for Summer 2014 camp dates will open on March 10.
Check out videos from our 2013 Summer Camps!
Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. To learn more about OU's youth protection efforts, visit oakland.edu/youth.
2014 Summer Camps in Macomb County
Career Exploration Camp
Not sure where your career interests lie? Dive in and start exploring career fields in engineering, computer science, criminal justice, social work, business, medical fields, psychology, education and much more. This camp will introduce students to the various high-growth, high demand jobs of the future. To learn what career professionals in these fields do on a day to day basis, students will participate in hands-on activities such as building a light bulb, developing a business strategy for their own company, as well as simulation exercises. Students will visit Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe to learn about health and medical careers in nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, imaging, laboratory, and more.
Dates: June 23-27, 2014 and July 21-25, 2014
Nursing & Health Sciences Careers
In this interactive camp, students will travel to Oakland University’s new Human Health building to explore the various career opportunities in the nursing and health professions. To learn about the various career opportunities and specialties in nursing, students participate in hands-on activities in state-of-the-art simulation labs focused on medical/surgical techniques, intensive care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, and obstetrics. Students will also explore the growing fields of medical laboratory sciences, nuclear medicine and radiologic technology and specialty fields such as histotechnology and cytotechnology. Students will also be engaged in hands-on activities to learn about careers in exercise science, nutrition, wellness promotion, and much more.
Dates: July 14-17, 2014 and July 28-31, 2014
Engineering & Computer Science Camp
Explore exciting and in-demand careers in the fields of industrial, systems, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Students will also delve into the emerging fields of biomedical and alternative energy. Hands-on activities and simulations such as constructing a solar panel and building electronic motors and assemblies will engage students as they learn about career options in this growing field. Students will also travel to Oakland University's campus in Rochester for an extensive alternative energy tour and visit the Clean Energy Research Center. (Learn about other events in Engineering and Computer Science.)
Dates: August 4-8, 2014
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