Camp Date: July 18-21, 2014
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 second 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.
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.
- 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
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).
The application process, while not long, is competitive and care should be taken in filling it out completely and writing a good essay.
The deadline for applying to the 2014 IT Camp is Friday, February 7, 2014.
All those who apply will receive written notification in the form of a letter in early March. 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:
Dr. Jim Downey, UCA
Dr. Summer Bartczak, UCA
Mr. Michael Nooner, UCA
Dr. Paul Young, UCA
Allison Nicholas, Acxiom Corporation
For additional information, contact Conference Services at: