A four-day camp to introduce rural high school students to a variety of jobs in health professions is scheduled for June 15-19 at NDSU.
Camp HOPE is designed for students in grades 9-12 interested in becoming health professionals.
Students explore career options through interactive workshops, learn from professionals and college instructors and students, and experience residence hall and campus life.
“Camp HOPE has been a wonderful collaboration between the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences and Sanford Health of Fargo,” said Dana Davis, director of recruitment for the college. “Our goal is to show students they can have a promising health career and prepare for it with a great education right here in North Dakota.”
This year’s camp is slated to have 25 students from North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota. The camp will be chaperoned by five NDSU students in the professional pharmacy and nursing programs.
The high school students get a taste of life at a university by living in an NDSU residence hall during the duration of the camp.
“The most enjoyable part of the camp is seeing students exposed to a career for the first time and really connecting with it,” Davis said. “You can see them realize that the career they are learning about at that moment could be their future profession.”
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.