2018-03-31 / The Rock

Summer opportunities for local students

BY OCTAVIA CLAYTON
THE ROCK STAFF

High school students are being offered job and education opportunities over the summer. These opportunities come from many different colleges and businesses and focus on a variety of career paths. These programs involve camps, workshops, and labs.

“Students get opportunity to have more specific courses to study that will be more generalized, meet different people outside of Roxboro and Person High, and create new experience,” said Alesha Laney, the counselor for juniors at Person High.

Piedmont EMC’s Member Services will hire one student as its summer intern at its Roxboro office. This will last 8-10 weeks paying $10 an hour starting June 11. The student must be at least 16 years of age, have stable transportation, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have at least a 2.5 unweighted GPA.

Every college program is different.

Piedmont Community College courses over the summer are available. Duke University is hosting many youth programs including camps and workshops for many things such as 3D printing, creative writing, math, among other things. Davidson is hosting its July Experience from July 1-21. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is hosting its Summer Ventures experience for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. UNC Chapel Hill is hosting its Summer Enrichment Institutes including the North Carolina Renaissance, Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS. The College of Pharmacy and Health Services at Campbell is hosting Pharmacy and Health Sciences Discovery Day. NC State University is holding many summer programs including camps, workshops, and institutes for many things such as veterinary medicine, biotechnology, design, chinese language, etc. The Biogen Community Lab is holding Adventures in Biotechnology.

If a student is interested in a program, he or she may email his or her counselor for more information or an invite to apply.

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