Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Career Zoo

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Career Zoo tells stories about professionals and their careers to help young people discover their dream job. is your career exploration and news source. We feature videos of professionals in their natural habitats, showing you what they do day to day.
Most of us know only the smallest sliver of the options available to us. A psychology degree doesn’t mean you’re locked into providing therapy. A culinary degree doesn’t limit you to restaurants and weekends. But how can a person parlay an interest into a fulfilling, lifelong career? provides career education, through videos featuring professionals in their natural habitat, career discussions and resources on forums, plus articles and blogs to help show you the many possibilities you have for your future. Find out the best and worst parts of a job, and get inside information on how to get into the line of work that interests you.

ACT Workshops

You don't have to travel far to boost your ACT score. Students now can prep for the exam in just one day.
1-Day Intensive ACT Prep
Nortona High School - January 18th
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center - February 1st
Copley High School - February 22nd 
Workshops are $99 and includes lunch and materials 

College Visits at IHS

A list of colleges coming to IHS  can be found in Naviance. Click here to log in and sign up for upcoming visits.

College Access Information

All are encouraged to check out
This site is intended to be a one-stop site for Ohioans for college access information. If you are an educator, parent, community member, or student you will benefit from visiting the site. The site has a number of individualized interactive, search, and on-going communication components to it. In particular, a registered user can have long-time planning, guidance, and communication as she / he pursues college entrance. There is a part of the site that pairs your interests with what career fields might be a good choice for you. Always remember, figure out what it is you are interested in doing and find a career that will pay you for your interests!

Agriculture Summer Program

Explore Ag
This action packed week will be highlited each day with a field trip to a different agriculture/food business followed by an interactive , on-campus lab activity. Students will be challenged through various activities to discuss current scientific issues facing Ohio and the world.
Additional information pdf

BGSU Summer Camp Programs

Summer is the perfect time for junior high and high school students to explore their career interests. BGSU Summer Programs provides opportunities for students to experience the Bowling Green State University campus while expanding their knowledge, building life skills and exploring their interests. BGSU offers residential and day camps throughout the summer.
BGSU Summer Programs Click here

Carnegie Mellon Summer Programs

Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. Through the Pre-College program, high school students have access to this instruction and mentorship from full-time faculty members.
Our summer Pre-College program options in the fine arts include the following:

Cleveland Clinic ASPIRE Program

The ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program is an enrichment program sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and the Howley Foundation in collaboration with Cuyahoga Community College. This enrichment program is designed for high school juniors interested in pursuing a career in nursing.Cleveland Clinic ASPIRE Program

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through the Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience this world-class education.
Mirroring the undergraduate experience, our Pre-College program gives students the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Students will also participate in a robust outside of the classroom experience.

Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C) Workforce Planning

Workforce Training courses and programs are designed to assist individuals with job skills training leading towards employment. Tri-C helps you prepare for a career, professional licensure or certification in your chosen field. Click here for more information: Tri-C Workforce Training

Duke University Summer Programs

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 are open NOW! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students will receive a decision within a few weeks by applying today. Students can apply for multiple programs with one application!
Click on one of the links below to apply to your program of interest TODAY:

University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Program

Registration for the 13th Annual Pharmacy Summer Camp is now open! Taking place June 21-25, 2020, this four-day experience on campus will be a unique and fun-filled event. Our camp is open to high school students who will become a junior or senior in the fall of 2020.
The camp will be held on the campus of the University of Findlay. Students are housed in on-campus residence halls and all meals and snack will be provided through University of Findlay's dining services. The camp has availability for 60 students on a first come first serve basis. The last day to receive a refund is June 14th. 
Download additional information here.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology.
Senior Open House January 29, schedule and register online. 

John Carroll Summer Program

5-day overnight summer entrepreneurship camp at John Carroll University.
Campers will go from idea to launch with the help of experienced entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators, progressing through the following:
 Day 1: The Big Idea (identify a problem)
 Day 2: Your Customers (find the best customers for the Big Idea)
 Day 3: Research & Experiments (build a solution customers want)
 Day 4: Prototyping (field trip to Sears think[box] at CWRU)
 Day 5: Storytelling (share the Big Idea with the world)
While making new friends, campers enjoy nightly activities, and a few field trips will create an unforgettable experience!  

Kent Chemistry Day

Explore Kent Chemistry Day, Saturday, February 8th. High school students and their families will be introduced to life as chemistry and biochemistry majors at Kent State University. Breakfast and lunch provided. Download additional information here pdf,  rtf

Lake Erie College

Learn About Business (LAB) week at Lake Erie College
Week-long mini MBA experience for high school sophomores and juniors
The curriculum is themed by day:
Sunday - Team Building & Leadership
Monday - Fundamentals of Business
Tuesday - Marketing
Wednesday - International Business
Thursday - Management & Labor
Friday - Entrepreneurship
Visit the website for more information and the application form.

Miami University Bridges Program

Miami University's Bridges Program application is now live!
The Bridges Program is an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different racial/ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
More detailed information will be provided to you in the coming months, but for now, you can visit the Bridges Program website for more information.

NASA Internships

NASA Internships are available at Glenn Research Center. Click here for detailed information about, Air Breathing Propulsion, Communications Technology and Development, and Power, Energy Storage and Conversion to name a few.

Ohio Dream It Do It

Snowboards, airplanes, cars, MP3 players, guitars, and medicine. All are very different with a common trait. They are produced by an American manufacturer. You can develop medicine that saves someone’s life, or build the newest model car, or create the instruments played at a concert. Not many people can say that of their job. Click here for more information: ​

Stanford Summer Programs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences. Deadlines for most of the summer programs are February, with some early round deadlines the end of January. Click on the links below for additional information.
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute
Stanford AI4ALL
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics

Summer Scholars Program- The Joyce Ivy Foundation

The  Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges:
Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard | Johns Hopkins
MIT | Smith | Stanford | Wash U | Yale
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Download additional information here.
Deadline 3/1/2020 

University Hospitals Summer Youth Volunteer Programs

The Summer Youth Volunteer Program fills rapidly and priority is given regarding placements to those that interview first. In order to receive greater opportunities regarding placement choices, attend the first informational session in March. Download additional information here pdf,  Download rtf.
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