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Career Explorations


Campers Entering Grades 10-12

2017 dates and registration coming soon!

Choose a Track: Coding, Engineering, Health Care, Science, or Video Game Design


STEM Careers Camp gives high school students an opportunity to explore career options in several areas. NIU faculty and staff in several colleges and Career Services as well as local professionals will staff specialized tracks in Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Video Game Development. Participants will apply to the track of their choice and spend the bulk of the week with the smaller group of students who have also chosen that track. Evening recreational activities will involve all campers. Participants can expect a fun and busy week as STEM career options open up before them! STEM Careers campers will experience dorm life by living in one of the newly renovated Grant Towers and enjoying meals in Stevenson Hall and the Blackhawk Cafeteria in the Holmes Student Center. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and students in many STEM fields throughout the day, including informally at meals. Evening activity choices include visits to Davis Hall Observatory, video game night, movie night, and outdoor recreational activities. 
Who should apply?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, STEM Career Explorations is for you!

  • Are you a high school student curious about STEM career possibilities and interested in exploring some of them? 
  • Do you like math or science but have no idea what you could do for a career? 
  • Are your parents telling you to become an engineer because they make good money, but you don’t know what an engineer does? 
  • Do you dream of becoming a nurse, physical therapist, or doctor?
  • Do you wonder what other health careers there are behind the scenes at a hospital?
Check out the tracks below and apply early as each track is limited to 20 participants.

Health Careers

Engineering Careers

Science Careers

Video Game Design Careers

Coding Careers

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