Find your passion, meet your mentors: Visit campus February 19, 2018 Find your passion, meet your mentors: Visit campus February 19, 2018

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Find your passion, meet your mentors: Visit campus February 19, 2018


Feb 08, 2018

Students who choose North Central College find their experiences are influenced by small classes, collaborating with professors and opportunities leading to study abroad, internships, careers and graduate school.

Faculty will personally meet with prospective students during a special Visit Day program on Monday, February 19. Twelve academic areas will hold open houses so participants can learn more about majors, curricula, research, internships and career opportunities.

“What’s most unique in a small school setting are the opportunities for one-on-one relationships with professors,” said Tony Miranda, an accounting major who went to work in Deloitte’s global tax department after graduation.  “My professors played a crucial role in helping me get to where I am today.”

Students and faculty discussing a book as part of the Shimer school.

New academic majors at North Central College will be among those represented at the Visit Day, including engineering (computer, mechanical and electrical), health science, neuroscience and the Shimer Great Books School. 

The engineering open house will include demonstrations of robots and 3-D printing and information on North Central’s unique curriculum, which begins fall 2018. Or, participants can learn how the newly introduced health science major prepares graduates for professions in community health, nonprofit organizations, insurance companies or pharmaceutical sales. Others might be interested in how students and faculty in the Shimer Great Books School follow the Socratic Method to discuss readings of primary texts.

“Across all majors, we prepare our students with the qualities employers are looking for: leadership and an ability to work in teams, solve problems and communicate effectively,” said President Troy Hammond. “North Central College is among the best at preparing students for success.”

Students dissecting a brain.

Academic open houses will be conducted by these departments:

Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Education, Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Health Science, Music, Psychology/Neuroscience, Pre-Health programs, Shimer Great Books School and Theatre.

Prospective students and their families can choose two different programs between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

To attend the program, register here.

Professor Kendall Selsky teaching using a skeleton.