Career Awareness Week For High School Juniors With Hearing Loss
March 6, 2006
by Karen E. M. Black
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Explore Your Future, a six-day, summer career awareness program that gives high school juniors with hearing loss the opportunity to experience college life and perform hands-on activities related to different career choices will take place at Rochester Institute of Technology this summer.
The 21st annual program, EYF, is available for two sessions from July 15-20 or July 22-27. Each year, some 200 students get a taste of real world careers within the business, computer, engineering, science and art fields. Evenings are spent meeting other students from around the country and participating in organized social events like dances, multicultural dinners and visits to local points of interest.
On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.
Cost is $650 and includes everything but spending money and transportation. To apply online, go to www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFNR. For more information, call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or send e-mail at EYFinfo@rit.edu. The application deadline is May 31. NTID, one of eight colleges of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to 1,100 hard-of-hearing and deaf students who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RITís Rochester, N.Y., campus.
Web address: www.rit.edu/NTID.