Brought to you by: Furman’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Furman Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities
With many in-person summer activities cancelled this summer, we are excited to announce that Furman is offering a two-week High School Virtual Academy THIS July! Are you ready to hone your professional skills and explore your passion?
One Academy, Three Tracks: Community Health, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability
When: July 13-24, Mon-Fri, 9AM-12PM EST
Invest two weeks in your future to develop real-world skills that will set you apart from your peers.
During Week I, students will learn and develop professional + presentation skills. In the second week, students will split into academic track cohorts and take a deeper dive into their field of interest. Students will indicate this area of interest on their application.
Week I: Gain the tools to give effective presentations, analyze and interpret data, and create innovative solutions.
Week II: Pursue one of the following disciplines and complete a capstone project in your area of interest: Community Health, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, or Sustainability
Has the recent pandemic left you wondering who is responsible for keeping a community healthy and safe? Are you considering pursuing a career in healthcare as a physician, nurse, researcher or epidemiologist?
If you want to understand the disparities between growing medical needs and resources within communities, then this is the track for you!
Participate in a group capstone project to create a care plan for a fictional patient based on real-world scenarios.
Gain an understanding of your own educational and professional path and learn about career trajectories and professional networks that impact health.
Have you ever had an idea and didn’t know what to do with it? Do you know what it takes to become an entrepreneur? Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops innovative and entrepreneurial minded leaders who are equipped to transform our communities and the world through social and entrepreneurial ventures.
This week will transform the ways that you think and approach problems and bring your ideas to life.
You will work on a team to develop a five-minute pitch deck, solving a social problem in your community through a tech-based platform.
Each day, you will learn how to bring your pitch to life, from crafting your idea to testing the market to developing a fundamental business model.
Do you think you have what it takes to pitch to the sharks?
Have you thought about what a more sustainable world would look like? Sustainability has emerged as a concept central to the development and future of humankind. The Sustainability Track will take a holistic look at many of the sustainability challenges we face, from climate change to food security and social justice to renewable energy.
The capstone project will focus on a sustainability topic of your interest, leading to a presentation of your findings and proposed action plan to catalyze real change in your community.
Join sustainability professionals to learn about exciting opportunities in sustainability and the connections to all career paths.
Yes, there are scholarships available. You may indicate your need for a scholarship on your application.
All participants will need access to a computer, internet connection and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
All students will receive immediate confirmation that their application has been received. You should expect to hear back within two weeks if you are admitted into the Academy.
No, there is no college credit awarded for completion of the Virtual Academy. Upon successful completion of the Virtual Academy, you will earn a Certificate of Completion from Furman University.
If the cancellation is made prior to July 3rd, you will be refunded the full program fee. If the cancellation is made after July 3rd or a student fails to attend, you will not be eligible for refunds.
Virtual Academy Tuition
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