Sustainability added to Southeastern's ‘Zoom into Careers’ summer lineup

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND - Junior high and high school students can experience exciting career fields at Southeastern Louisiana University this summer through “Zoom into Careers” workshops at the main campus and Southeastern’s off-campus location in Mandeville June 13-16, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
     “This year marks our eighth year of Zoom workshops. Our four-day workshops are designed to explore the variety of career paths available in several exciting fields,” said Director of Non-Credit Programs Charlotte Collins. “Participants attending Zoom workshops are exposed to a real work environment that focuses on teamwork and project completion. At the end of the week, Zoom participants demonstrate what they have learned to family and friends.”
    New to this year’s lineup of programs is Zoom into Sustainability. The workshop will introduce Southeastern’s new educational learning experience centered on sustainable initiatives for the region.
     “On the final afternoon, family and friends are invited to join their students in an energy neutral classroom and view student progress with renewable-energy systems,” Collins said.
Favorite Zoom programs from previous years to be offered include animation, computer science, photography, television, and theatre.
     Workshops are open to all rising 7th through graduating 12th grade students and are scheduled on the main campus in Hammond and at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville.
    “To celebrate our eighth year,” Collins said, “Southeastern has partnered with area schools to provide a real world experience in various fields. Please visit our website or contact us for updates.”
     Registration will be limited in each workshop to small groups, some as low as six participants. To ensure participation, Collins encourages interested students to register early. Participants can take advantage of early bird discounts by registering before May 17, as workshops are $280 prior to May 17 and $295 until May 29, 2016.
     Registration will continue through May 30 and is now available online at
     Details about the workshops are available on the website at

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