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First-Ever “ASA Engage Summer Series” Helps Students Learn about Careers from Industry Pros

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JULY 17, 2020

In a world of uncertainties, one thing is clear: the summer of 2020 looks like no summer we’ve seen before, especially for students. With summer camps canceled, restrictions on outdoor spaces, and get-togethers drastically modified, it’s imperative that students find a way to stay engaged this summer, especially after months of school closures have already upended their lives.

The Programs & Curriculum Team at American Student Assistance (ASA) has developed a week of summer programming, the ASA Engage Summer Series, to help students explore various careers from the comfort of their own home. To deliver this programming, ASA has partnered with Nepris to produce 12 different 45-minute chats over the course of the week with professionals in different industries across the country.

Some of the speakers include:

  • A structural engineer who works on bridges in and around Boston
  • A staffer for a U.S. Senator
  • A filmmaker whose movies have screened at Tribeca & Sundance film festivals
  • A VP of Talent for Fox Sports

…. and many more!

Students can register and participate for the ASA Engage Summer Series free of charge. Once registered, they can attend the chats that interest them, selecting as many or as few as they’d like. Ahead of time, students will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that will be used to help students identify areas of interest and guide their selections for which chats to attend.

The event will take place August 3-6. Any students interested in attending can register here. All participants must be at least 13 years old, and programming is relevant for middle and high school students.

Happy exploring!

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