Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities are available to Oakland Catholic High School students through local Colleges, Universities, and businesses. These opportunities are presented to our students so they can have first hand experiences in the fields that interest them most.

March 16 - April 27, 2019 - Citiparks Lifeguard Training (Session I)

Citiparks Aquatics is now hiring Lifeguards and has two upcoming training classes. Classes are held at the Oliver Bath House in the South Side. Please call the Aquatics Office at 412-323-7928 for registration and more information.

Session 1 - Saturdays - March 16 - April 27 - 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Session 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 2 - June 4 - 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

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March 23, 2019 - Civil Engineering Day, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh's Civil Engineering Day is Saturday, March 23.

Click here to sign up or for more information!

March 26 - May 8, 2019 - Carnegie STEM Girls

Several opportunities are available through the Carnegie Science Center. Click here to view various STEM experiences through May 8, 2019.

March 26 - Veka Inc. - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
March 27 - La Roche College- Radiography - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
April 6 - Kennametal - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
May 1 - Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
May 6 - Duquesne Light Company - 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
May 8 - M*Modal - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

http://carnegiestemgirls.org/stemprograms/future-t...

March 29, 2019 - Society of Women Engineers Evening, University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Society of Women Engineers is hosting a FREE SWEvening event on March 29 for female students in grades 10-12. Get paired with a mentor, go on tours of the Engineering Labs and Resident halls, learn about different types of Engineering and interact with current Engineering students. Register today!

April 4-6, 2019 - Women in Data Science Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University

WiDS Pittsburgh @CMU was held for the first time last year and had nearly 150 local participants including students, faculty, companies, non-profits, and campus organizations. WiDS is an international conference primarily located in Stanford, CA with 100+ satellite conferences across every continent except Antarctica. In 2018, over 100,000 people attended the conference in person and via the livestream and Facebook Live. The purpose of WiDS is “to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field”; the conference features exclusively female speakers from academia and industry.

This year WiDS Pittsburgh @CMU will be a three-day event, starting with a CMU New York panel on Data Science in the Finance Industry – Trends and Opportunities, continuing with a social kickoff, and finishing with a day of engaging, broadly accessible talks on current work in data science. Attendees can network, meet and learn from local experts in the field, and submit resumes for potential opportunities with industry sponsors.

Click here for more information.

May 2 - June 4, 2019 - Citiparks Lifeguard Training (Session II)

Citiparks Aquatics is now hiring Lifeguards and has two upcoming training classes. Classes are held at the Oliver Bath House in the South Side. Please call the Aquatics Office at 412-323-7928 for registration and more information.

Session 1 - Saturdays - March 16 - April 27 - 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Session 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 2 - June 4 - 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more information!

May 11, 2019 - UPMC Introduction to Athletic Training

UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to offer our semi-annual workshop for high school students who are interested in a career in Athletic Training or who wish to enhance the skills they use in their daily high school athletic training rooms. Students will be exposed to elements of our key topics through lecture with an emphasis on hands-on practice of techniques and procedures. Lab time has been set aside to focus on the skills students are able to utilize in their high school athletic training environments. The schedule also includes a session with a collegiate program director who will present on how to prepare for college as an athletic training major. Click here for more information.

Date and Location:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Ellis School
6425 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

June 23 - July 13, 2019 - Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs, Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs fully immerse ambitious high school students in a college curriculum, conversations and activities. Learn more about the curriculum, program costs, and how to apply here.

The program runs June 23 - July 13, 2019. Application deadline is May 1 for U.S. citizens and April 15 for international students. Review of applications begins March 1.

June 23 - July 19, 2019 - STEM Summer Academies (4 Sessions), Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University’s STEM Summer Academies are one week programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, aviation, health sciences, biology, and chemistry designed to provide unique experiences for talented high school students entering their junior or senior years. Click here for more information.

Four summer sessions:

June 23 - 28, 2019

  • Pre-Med Academy
  • Environmental Engineering Design Academy
  • Air Francis Academy (NEW!)

June 28 - July 3, 2019

  • Biology: From Dragons to DNA Academy
  • Exciting Chemistry Academy

July 7 - 12, 2019

  • Solving Cybercrime with Digital Forensics Academy (NEW!)
  • Science of Exercise Physiology Academy
  • Sports Analytics Academy

July 14 - 19, 2019

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Academy
  • Psychology and Neuroscience Academy

June 25-28, 2019 - Prepare to Care, Carlow University

Prepare to Care - This four-day workshop introduces you to careers in the fields of health care and health sciences. It is open to all high school students entering grades 9-12 interested in exploring the healthcare professions. Click here for more information!

June 25-28, 2019 - Summer Science Nation, Carlow University

This program introduces you to career options in science. Through hands-on lab experiments, field trips to Pittsburgh's research and industry facilities, and meetings with scientists in the field. Click here for more information!

June 30 - July 12, 2019 - Summer Scholars Program (Session I), Miami University of Ohio

Miami University will host two sessions of our Summer Scholars Program this July. The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week, on-campus program exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Need-based scholarships are available. More information regarding dates, deadlines, and the application is available here.

The 2019 Summer Scholars Program will take place during two sessions:

Session I
June 30-July 12, 2019

Session II
July 14-26, 2019

July 14-26, 2019 - Summer Scholars Program (Session II), Miami University of Ohio

Miami University will host two sessions of our Summer Scholars Program this July. The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week, on-campus program exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Need-based scholarships are available. More information regarding dates, deadlines, and the application is available here.

The 2019 Summer Scholars Program will take place during two sessions:

Session I
June 30-July 12, 2019

Session II
July 14-26, 2019

July 15-19, 2019 - Health Career Academy, University of Pittsburgh

The Health Career Academy will take place for five days, July 15-19, 2019 on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The academy is designed for academically inclined current ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in learning about opportunities in various health careers and the academic preparation necessary for these careers. Students will meet and talk to practicing health care professionals, engage in health career activities, learn to monitor vital signs, engage in hands on medical procedures, learn basic medical terminology, and receive training in leadership skills. The program brings 50 students together to learn about health careers.

Program Application Deadline: Must be received by Friday, April 26, 2019

Program Brochure

July 22-26, 2019 - Cyber Camp, University of Pittsburgh

Air Force Association Cyber Camp for High School Students: July 22–26, 2019

Pitt Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber), in partnership with Robert Morris University, is hosting a free week-long Cyber Camp. Designed for all skill levels, this year’s camp will focus on cyber ethics and systems security.

Online registration opens February 18.


Remember to check back often! This page is updated as we receive new information regarding upcoming student opportunities. Stop in and see your School Counselor with any questions.

Updated 3/22/2019