Summer Academy at Jefferson

Jefferson Career Discovery

Explore different career opportunities at the college level this summer with our pre-college experiences at Jefferson. Our virtual Summer Academy program offers hands-on courses taught by our faculty and experts in the industry, with connections to our current students and alumni. These courses give high school students an opportunity to explore a variety of professional fields, while learning about different college and career pathways. These internship style experiences are a great way to explore multiple professional fields, while building your resume.

Summer Academy Programs

  • Architecture & The Built Environment Academy - Jefferson’s award-winning College of Architecture and the Built Environment is offering a virtual summer design course for high school students to explore the architectural design and construction fields including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and construction management. Juniors and seniors will learn from Jefferson faculty, alumni, and industry professionals, while participating in design projects, research projects and professional firm visits.
  • Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce - Students who are interested in learning more about design or business can explore three summer programs offered by the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce. Programs focused on textile design, fashion design and fashion merchandising and management are offered the week of July 11-15.
  • SummerScience@Jefferson - High school students seeking a future in science can explore this 4-week virtual program offered by the Jefferson College of Life Sciences that fosters an appreciation of the role of science in everyday life. Students will learn from Jefferson science faculty through this program and engage with them in research projects conducted in an online environment. Working with faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and current Jefferson students assists in building an understanding and proficiency in real-life research questions, methods and applications. To cap off the experience, students will present a topic explored throughout the program during the virtual Summer Science Symposium Day. This program runs from June 27 to July 25.