Acxiom/UCA Information Technology Careers Camp

 Camp Date: June 18-21, 2014

 

Update:

Applications are now closed. All those who apply will receive written notification in the form of a letter in April.

 

ABOUT THE CAMP

This will be the eighth year in a row that this camp has been held.  The IT Careers Camp is designed to heighten students’ interest in the Information Technology career – which is working with computers and related technology.  The camp is designed to educate students about IT careers and to encourage them to continue their education beyond high school.  Students will be part of a select group comprised of some of Arkansas’ brightest students as they learn about interesting and rewarding careers in IT.  The camp is made possible by the generosity of Acxiom Corporation.

Second technology track for returning campers!

For the third year in a row, we invite previous IT campers to apply to take part in an advanced technology track.  A camper from any previous year (2011-2013) may apply.  We intend to build upon each student’s technical foundation by offering advanced technology tools and Acxiom campus visits.

 

CAMP GOALS

You’ll learn about the many careers that involve working with computers.  This camp will be educational and rewarding!  Our desire is to infuse campers with direction on the variety, breadth and depth of careers in technology.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Any student who is going to enter 9th grade through 12th grade in the Fall of 2014 may apply. We especially encourage previous campers to apply.

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about IT Careers
  • Learn about applying for college and getting financial support
  • Learn about Acxiom – a very successful Arkansas high tech company
  • Meet IT professionals and learn about what they do
  • Take a field trip to Acxiom and experience real IT operations
  • Learn from knowledgeable speakers
  • Meet other students from around the state
  • Experience the “College Life” at UCA (all campers will spend nights in the dorm)
  • Visit several other IT/Entrepreneurial companies in the area

 

COST

ABSOLUTELY no camp costs for any student. All camp expenses (room, board, etc.) are covered by a grant from Acxiom Corporation.  Students need only bear the expense of getting to and from the camp.


 HOW TO APPLY

Complete an online application form (see link below).

Applications are now closed.
 

The application process, while not long, is competitive and care should be taken in filling it out completely and writing a good essay.


 

IMPORTANT DATES

The deadline for applying to the 2014 IT Camp has been extended to February 28, 2014.

All those who apply will receive written notification in the form of a letter in April. The letter will state the student has been accepted for the camp, not accepted, or put on a wait list. We do not consider incomplete applications.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Camp Coordinators

Dr. Jim Downey, UCA
jdowney@uca.edu
(501) 450-5327

 

Dr. Summer Bartczak, UCA
sbartczak@uca.edu
(501) 852-2359

 

Mr. Michael Nooner, UCA
mnooner@uca.edu
(501) 450-5979
Dr. Paul Young, UCA
pyoung@uca.edu

Allison Nicholas, Acxiom Corporation
allison.nicholas@acxiom.com

 

For additional information, contact Conference Services at:
donnam@uca.edu
(501) 852-2699