Category: Summer Programs

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Extracurricular(s)

Summer Activities for Humanities Students that are Social-Distancing Approved

Summer is here, and with it brings a wealth of opportunity to learn, try new things, and explore your interests in greater depth. It can feel a bit overwhelming at first, trying to decide how to spend one’s time over the summer; and without direction, one can easily find themselves developing a less than savory Animal Crossing or Fortnite addiction. We at Empowerly, as graduates of some of the top universities across the nation, have been there, done that—and we are here to give you some inside knowledge as to how you can make your summer meaningful and fun. 

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Extracurricular(s)

Pre-Med Opportunities You Can Do This Summer—and Stay Safe

As student plan their summer (or rejig their plans) to accommodate for the likelihood that social isolation will continue, students interested in the medical field are probably feeling particularly stuck. The two typical extracurricular activities a premed student will do are off-limits: volunteering at the local hospital is a no-go, and research programs at colleges are generally canceled.

So what are your options if standard pre-med activities usually involve direct contact with people?

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Summer Programs

I Didn’t Get Into a Summer Program: Plan B

The old adage is “you are what you eat,” not “you are where you were accepted.” We’re serving up some perspective to untangle your sense of self-worth from any summer program rejection letters. Check out growth mindset, and put together an amazing and self-driven “Plan B” summer program. 

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Computer Science

Top 16 STEM Summer Programs

Summer is quickly approaching, and you’re in the planning stages. As a STEM major hopeful, how should you design your summer for maximal learning and college admission impact? Should you take classes at a local community college? Volunteer at a hospital? Apply to STEM summer programs for high school students? Which ones are still accepting applications anyway? We’ve got you covered. Empowerly is here to help you plan your summer roadmap. 

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Mathematics

How To Get Into SUMaC Summer Program

Prestigious summer programs for high school students can boost a college application profile, and broaden student exposure to college-level academic topics. What’s it like to attend competitive Stanford University Mathematics Camps, SUMaC, summer program? Hear from Empowerly’s very own Hanjoon Kim as he recounts his own experience. Empowerly is here to help with your summer roadmap; easy as pi, way less complicated than the unit circle. 

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Summer Programs

What Makes A Summer Program Worth My Time?

You have so many choices of summer programs for high school students. Some of them are high profile and highly competitive. Others are lesser known, less competitive, but pricey. What’s up with that? How do you choose what you want to do over the summer, and how do you narrow down your list of worthwhile summer programs for high school students? Empowerly’s gotcha covered. 

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