High School Students Get Real-World Experience in a Range of Summer Programs

Aug. 24, 2012Bookmark and Share
High School Students Get Real-World Experience in a Range of Summer Programs During the summer the university plays host to a different set of students—high schoolers from around the city and the world. They come to the Columbia to discover the rigors of college, learn about professionalism in the workplace and more deeply explore the subjects that interest them the most. The four programs outlined here are just a few of the opportunities available to high school students.

Scroll through the articles and videos below to see highlights of Columbia's programs for high school students.

 
ISERP Internship Students Conduct Research, Build Databases
ISERP’s internship, which pairs students with faculty mentors, began 10 years ago as a way to engage students in research in the social sciences before they started college. It has evolved into a six-week mentorship in which students also receive college counseling.  READ MORE
 

High Schoolers Delve Into Piermont Marsh at Lamont-Doherty
While some of her friends spent the summer working in retail, Sylvia Pericles, a Staten Island high school student, was ankle-deep in a marsh in Piermont, N.Y.

As a research intern at the Secondary School Field Research Program at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Pericles was one of 31 students from a handful of New York City public high schools who spent the summer in the Piermont Marsh.  READ MORE

 

Twenty-Four Local Students Work in Different Departments on Campus
Twenty-four local high school students were selected for five-week internships in schools and departments across the campus including the Business School, Miller Theatre, Facilities, Public Safety, Student Services and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, to name just a few.  READ MORE

 

Continuing Education Program Offers Students a Taste of College
From digital filmmaking to string theory, courses offered through the School of Continuing Education drew high school students from around the U.S. and the world to Columbia over the summer.

The 2,100 students in the Summer Program for High School Students spent four hours a day in the classroom for three weeks, choosing among 60 intensive courses. READ MORE

 

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