UW-Parkside history major Michelle Schmidt reports she has accepted a position for summer 2013 as a resident counselor at Georgetown University's Summer Discovery program in Washington D.C.
"Being a resident counselor allows me the opportunity to mentor high school students as they prepare for college, which I believe is the greatest part about this position," Michelle said. "I also will be responsible for tutoring, educating, and assisting these students through their studies.
"Being able to attend this program, I am able to take the great knowledge I have learned from the UW-Parkside History Department through the pursuit of my history major and apply it to the historical attractions that fill the D.C. area. Being able to share my love of learning and knowledge of history with these high school students is something that I greatly look forward to and my hope is to get others excited about the history of the United States. Being able to mentor students through one of the most stressful times of their lives is something I will never forget."
Summer Discovery has operated since 1966 and is one of the most popular high school summer programs in the country, offering 10 pre-college enrichment programs for teenagers 14-18 years of age. Summer Discovery is held all over the United States and abroad including UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Emerson College in Boston, University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University (UK), China, Spain, and Italy.Summer Discovery brings unparalleled experience and expertise in education to their programs. The program does not just "occupy" residence hall space on these campuses; rather, their students are an integral part of the universities' summer sessions and communities. Students invest their time and energy in college summer programs designed to prepare them for both academic and career challenges.