On THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1:30-3 PM, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy* (http://admission.iit.edu/boeingscholars) will be hosting a Career Exploration Fair to provide our 100 high-achieving high school students (rising juniors and seniors) with the opportunity to identify possible career interests and meet dedicated professionals like you! For this event, we will set you up at tables in IIT's Hermann Hall (3241 S. Federal, Chicago) and Scholars will circulate to ask questions about your professional path and pick up any hand-outs you may wish to provide. Our program primarily focuses on exposure to majors and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), but we welcome professionals of various backgrounds to join us on this day!
The IIT Boeing Scholars are bright, motivated, and curious young people, who were selected for participation in our program because of their outstanding commitment to academics, promise as future leaders, and vision for positively impacting their communities and the world through STEM fields. Approximately half of our Scholars will be the first in their families to attend college and, while this Career Exploration Fair is being held in service of <i>all</i> of our Scholars, we anticipate that these students will especially benefit from the experience. By volunteering for this event, you not only encourage outstanding high school students along the path to careers, you demonstrate a commitment to supporting the development of Chicago's youth and the city as a whole.
To participate in our Career Exploration Fair,<b> please fill out the form below by 5 PM on Monday, July 2!</b> Learn about other ways to get involved with our program at http://blogs.iit.edu/boeing_scholars/getinvolved.
Contact Connie Ma, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.3005.
<i>*The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy is a FREE, year-round academic enrichment program that enables access and exposure to STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)—as well as architecture, business, and psychology—for high-achieving juniors and seniors from Chicago-area high schools. Of our 100 Scholars, who attend more than 50 different high schools, approximately 70% are from a population underrepresented in STEM; 50% are female, first-generation college, and/or federal free/reduced lunch recipients; and 85% attend Chicago Public Schools. Founded in 2011, the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy is supported by a generous grant from the Boeing Company. Learn more at http://admission.iit.edu/boeingscholars.</i>