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OSU-OKC Hosted Youth for June Summer Camp on Career Possibilities

Students tour veterinary technology facilities during "So You Want To Be," a weekly camp

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) hosted its annual college and career exploration camp, “So You Want to Be,” June 11-15, 2018. Camp participants were students entering sixth – eighth grades this fall.

“So You Want to Be” is designed to introduce the 40 students attending to the wide range of college and career paths found in the Oklahoma City community and is free-of-charge, made possible by a generous grant from The Anschutz Foundation. During the week, students get an up-close-and-personal view of what life is like on a college campus, participate in hands-on activities, and explore a variety of career fields such as nutritional science, journalism, nursing, engineering, veterinary technology, firefighting, emergency medical services, crime scene investigation and sonography. The camp also includes a daily meal, soft skills training, career counseling and support services. Early exposure to career options at camp, as well as connecting with career professionals in a variety of activities helps students leave camp excited about their future and motivated to take the next steps in their education.

Other businesses and organizations partnering with OSU-OKC in producing “So You Want to Be” included The Oklahoman, The Boeing Company, Cox Communications and Tinker Air Force Base.

Camp activities suggested for interview, photography and video opportunities during the week:

So You Want To Be Camp Agenda

Mon., June 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Veterinary tech session | OSU-OKC Agriculture Resource Center

Tues., June 12 | 9:15-11:30 a.m. | The Boeing Company overview and activities | OSU-OKC Engineering Technology Center  

Wed., June 13 | 9:15-10:15 a.m. | Fire and emergency medical services session | OSU-OKC Business Technologies Building

Thurs., June 14 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Nursing/CPR-AED-First Aid class session | OSU-OKC Allied Health Building

Fri., June 15 | 9:30-11 a.m. | The Oklahoman – tour, career session, live studio | The Oklahoman