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College Connect is a FREE summer enrichment program for Chicago high school students. Designed for high school juniors and sophomores, the program introduces students to college-level coursework, while also providing college readiness workshops, career exploration opportunities and diverse cultural experiences. Learn more about the 2019 courses and program details on the College Connect website.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that computing jobs will be among the fastest-growing and highest-paying over the next decade. Jobs in computing provide the opportunity to do meaningful work, to collaborate with other creative people, and to work in diverse industries. Yet, women account for less than 20% of the workforce in computing careers. This event, in partnership with DePaul School of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) faculty, focused on young women and provided information about the 10 undergraduate degree programs offered in the School of Computing at DePaul, each of which lead to diverse jobs in computing. High school girls learned from a panel of students about what it’s like to be a student in the School of Computing, participated in an activity in the Idea Realization Lab, and toured the state-of-the art facilities in CDM. See the event flyer: Women in Computing Event flyer.pdf
DePaul's College Access office was proud to host the 5th Annual Chicago Public Schools' Men of Color Summit.
This robust event brought together over 450 male high school students for
a day full of inspiring speakers, mentoring workshops, and conflict
resolution activities. Download the 2018 summit flyer here.
The young men explored 2-year and 4-year college options, learned
about community activism and civic engagement. A clear link to DePaul's
MIP conference was included in this year's Summit, as students
from MIP presented to their peers about personal and social narratives.