DPS Scholars-At-Work Program
What: A weeklong workplace immersion experience within a Research Triangle Park company such as Environmental Protection Agency, Cisco, and National Institute for Environmental Health Science.
When: Spring Break 2017 (April 10-14)
How: Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $100 stipend. DPS will provide lunch and bus transportation.
The application deadline is February 16.
Career Headlines will continue to focus on communication for the next several weeks, as this work readiness skill stands out as one of the most essential for success. Even though listening is so important to good interpersonal relations, research shows that we listen only 25 percent of the time.
Sometimes a message gets confused, and the listener doesn't interpret it in the way the speaker meant it. Age, gender, education, economic status, family background, amount of technology knowledge, life experiences, and many other things play a role in how well listeners interpret what the speaker says.
Complicating the ability to listen is the mismatch between speaking speed and thinking speed. We process information at more than 400 words a minute, but the average speaker talks at only 125-150 words a minute. While waiting for the speaker to move on, the brain shuffles through other thoughts and loses some of the speaker's words and meanings.
You can become an excellent listener if you use these five tested methods for listening:
ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS!
I wanted to notify you about our upcoming Open House event being held on Saturday January 7th. Check in is at 9:30AM and the presentation begins at 10:00AM. This will be a great opportunity for you to get an inside look at what The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University has to offer to creative students like yourself.
At open house you will:
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University
410 Blackwell Street, Suite 120 | Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-317-3096 | Fax: 919-317-3241
Interested in biosciences and engineering? There is a one-week residential program for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshman regardless of where they live. The program takes place at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and students will stay in the dorms during the week. Spend the week investigating the pathway from basic science research to tissue engineering and biotech, with hands-on workshops, experiments and tours of cutting edge facilities. See the information below for more details.
The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a life-changing experience that gives you the chance to try out potential careers, experience college life, make lifelong friends, and establish connections that will make a huge impact on your future.
With 9 institutes to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Whatever your dreams, we have a program that lets you get your feet wet and experience the real world this summer.
Biosciences and Engineering
Business & Entrepreneurship
What’s a week at SIP like?
You can try your hand at virtual surgery in the Medicine Institute, or talk with ESPN executives about careers in the Sports Marketing Institute. You’ll make powerful closing arguments in moot court in the Law Institute, or take control of a robot you programmed at the Technology Institute. Students will have the opportunity to work with esteemed faculty in the in the chemistry department, mentors, and industry professionals who have taken cutting-edge research and seen it materialize in the real- world in the Biosciences and Engineering Institute.
Enrollment is limited and is by application only. Learn more about the Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program and apply today!