College Access fosters relationships with organizations that share our philosophy and goals of post-secondary education, college degree attainment, and career development for students from Chicago's traditionally under-served communities. Partnerships with schools and nonprofits strengthen our efforts, increasing the reach and scope for our programming. Here are some upcoming events we are working on in 2018:
March 13, 2018 - Big Shoulders Fund High School Scholars Symposium
The 7th annual Big Shoulders Fund High
School Scholars Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at DePaul University. This dynamic program will offer
new tools and ideas for Big Shoulder high school students as they begin preparing for college
and their future careers. Over the last six years, we have received
very positive reviews from our scholars about the experience and we are
excited to offer it again. Whether freshmen, sophomore, junior or
senior, the program provides an opportunity to hear lessons learned from
individuals that followed the same path and ideas to effectively plan
for the next step in their educational career.
April 24, 2018 - Women in Computing - Exploring Computing Majors and Careers with CDM
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, will focus on young women to provide 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 will hear from a panel of students about what it’s like to be a student in the School of Computing, participate in an activity in the Idea Realization Lab, and tour the state-of-the art facilities in CDM.
April 27, 2018 - Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference for Middle Schools
The Middle Grades MIP is for students in grades 6-8 and typically aligns its theme and programming with the high school MIP that happens in February of the same year. This year's content will explore #ChiBoyBrilliance theme, with appropriate adjustments for younger boys. More details and registration will be available on the MIP website in March.
For more information, contact:
DePaul Welcome Center
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614