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Upcoming Conferences and Special Events

The University of Scranton Accepted Students Day! 

Accepted students are invited to experience our campus first-hand, attend a class, meet students and eat in our dining hall. 

Preview Day for Accepted Students
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Accepted students and their families can meet representatives from their major,

Student activities/services, athletics and more. They can also discuss financial aid questions one-on-one with financial aid staff, tour campus and hear from our keynote speakers.


*For those who are unable to join us on campus for our in-person events or for a campus tour, we offer virtual opportunities for students and their families to experience our community!

Stevens Institute of Technology: Stevens Trading Day
The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology invites all students in their sophomore or junior year of high school to participate in Stevens Trading Day 2023 - a virtual and live trading competition event. 

In the first phase of this trading competition which will launch on February 1, 2023, students will create a portfolio using Dow Jones MarketWatch Virtual Stock Exchange an easy-to-use trading simulator which provides real time market data, news, and historical pricing information on indexes, listed and OTC securities. 
In the second phase of this competition, the 25 students with the top performing portfolios as of February 28, 2023, will be invited to our campus in Hoboken, NJ on Friday, March 24th, 2023, for an exciting live trading competition event in our Hanlon Financial Systems Center laboratories. 
The agenda of the day will include the following:
  • Bloomberg 101 - Introductory wo​rkshop on the key functions of the Bloomberg terminal 
  • Live Trading Event - Compete against the best of the best high school traders for prizes 
  • Market Insight Discussion - Professor George Calhoun, contributor for Forbes magazine, will provide color on the state of the financial markets
  • Campus Tour and Lunch 
If you are a high school student interested in the stock market, please register HERE for Stevens Trading Day 2023. The complete rules of the trading game and instructions on how to use the simulator will be provided to all students that register for the competition. 
Please feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hartelius at [email protected] should you have any questions. 
Stevens Institute of Technology: Paid Virtual Summer Research Program
The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance.  The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings.
When: The program will run from July 1, 2023, through August 12, 2023, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program. 
Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions). 
The application packet will include all of the following:
  • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience 
  • a copy of your current resume 
  • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript 
  • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor. These letters can also be emailed directly to Lindsay Hartelius at [email protected].  
Please click here for more information & click here for program flyer
Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2023
Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023
Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement
Recipients of the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement will demonstrate a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues that might include, but need not be limited to, race and racism. Students with non-traditional leadership experiences or significant work experiences are also encouraged to apply.
To be considered for the Yale Bassett Award, interested students in the Class of 2024 should submit an application that will include an account of their relevant experiences and aspirations, academic record, extracurricular commitments and leadership positions. Students will also be asked to identify a teacher, mentor, coach, religious leader, community-based non-profit leader, or community member who can provide them a letter of recommendation. 
Who: HS Juniors
Deadline: February 1, 2023
Fordham University: Four-Day Online STEM Bootcamp for High School Students
Future Leaders of AI
Artificial Intelligence is reshaping everything, from media to the arts to sports to business, medicine, and more. Fordham University has partnered with Ed3 DAO, an industry leader in Web3 technologies, to offer a program that will help students prepare for their future, from securing internships to ultimately getting a job and building a career.
Students will have the opportunity to:
  • Attend class as a personalized avatar using Ed3's metaverse platform, customized for Fordham
  • Participate in hands-on projects using AI
  • Network with industry leaders, professionals, and students from across the region
  • Receive blockchain credentials and a Fordham certificate
  • Enhance their resume for the college search process
Earn a certificate and learn about the following AI topics:
  • Using AI to amplify creativity and productivity
  • Ethical considerations of AI
  • Dangers of AI
  • Industries being revolutionized by AI
Explore careers and professional opportunities:
  • Using AI in the workplace
  • Using AI to support image generation and writing resumes and blogs
When: February 21-24, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Tuition for this 4-day STEM boot camp is $595
Registrants will be sent instructions for joining the metaverse classroom space by February 10. Each day will offer live instruction, hands-on exploration of various AI tools, and opportunities for interaction in a gamified learning space. Please note that there will be a half-hour break for students during each class day.
Click here for more information & to register
Questions? Please email [email protected]
Deadline to Register: January 31, 2023
Molloy University: MLK Day of Service 2023
Join Molloy University for a Day of Community Service
Date: January 16, 2023
Time: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Molloy University
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
For more information & to Register, please Click here
Questions? Please contact Jacqueline Williams at 516.323.4730 or [email protected]
Veterinary Medicine Career Exploration Program 2023
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and Long Island Veterinary Medicine  Association are pleased to announce that we will once again sponsor the 2023 Veterinary Medicine Career Exploration Program 2023. This program is designed for youth in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. 
When: February 16, March 2, 9, 16, & 23
Time: Thursday evenings via Zoom from 7:00pm—8:45pm 
Cost: $100
Please click here for more information & to register
Camp ANCHOR Volunteers Summer 2023
Camp ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) is a comprehensive, year round recreational program that serves children & adults with special needs that reside in the Town of Hempstead.
The Town of Hempstead’s Camp ANCHOR Volunteer Program is very competitive and getting on our wait list is the first step in securing a volunteer position for the summer of 2023.
Please call the ANCHOR Office at (516)431-6946 on January 3, 2023 to be placed on our wait list. Call in begins at 8am. Requests by email are not accepted. You must be 14 years old by July 1, 2023 and you must reside in the Town of Hempstead.
This year, Camp ANCHOR will run from July 5 - August 15. All volunteers must attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation (TBA). Summer volunteers must attend all 6 weeks. The maximum amount of absences allowed is 2 days.
Please visit for more information or click here
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: STAR Program
Rensselaer Admissions, in collaboration with members of the Black and Latinx communities at Rensselaer, invites academically talented, underrepresented students to participate in the Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer (STAR) Program. 

STAR is an opportunity for prospective students to explore our academic offerings, learn about the admissions and financial aid process, and connect with current students involved with our multicultural student organizations. 

This year, STAR Program will be held virtually to allow for a deeper dive into our culturally vibrant institute. This event will begin at 4 p.m. EDT with a Welcome and Academic Overview from Ulysses deArmas, Associate Director of Admissions. Following the Welcome, students will meet with current students to learn about the full student experience at Rensselaer in breakout sessions.

Please register for the event here

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
Plainedge Public Library - In Person Volunteering
Young adult services needs high school students in grades 9-12 to volunteer 1/2 hour shifts.
Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and/or Thursday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Applications are available at the Adult Reference desk.
For every 1/2 hour worked, each volunteer will receive 1 hour of community service.
Georgetown University Pre-College Programs
The course is designed by the renowned and popular Dr. Anthony Clark Arend, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University and designer of the international law course. Students will dive into international treaties, the role international law plays in wars such as the one in Ukraine, and how laws are designed to protect the world from chaos. If your student is interested in college majors or career paths related to international law, such as attorney, corporate counselor, government official, or diplomat, then this course is a must.
This course allows students to learn how investors create wealth. They will explore the exciting world of fintech and cryptocurrencies, and discover what really happens once a stock is purchased. Students will also analyze a public company, determine its worth, and calculate the price at which the company would make a good investment. If your student is interested in college majors or career paths related to business, consulting, fintech, financial planning, or accounting, then this course is a must.
For more information & to register, please click here
Columbia Business School: Fall Enrichment Programs
The global luxury market is valued at over $316 Billion* and projected to grow. This program gives you an inside look at this dynamic industry. You’ll hear from experts in the field; investment bankers, management consultants, and business analysts who cover retail, automotive, 5-star hospitality, designer apparel, fine jewelry, and more. You’ll explore the strategies used to finance and grow a premium brand, study the target consumer, and see how these businesses are valued from an investor's perspective. No matter where you are on your academic or career path, this program is a must.
Every business wants one thing — a fan base. And nobody does it better than professional sports. Here is a program designed to cover the business side of this exciting world. You’ll hear first-hand from team owners and sports executives. You’ll pick a team and explore program topics through that lens. Study the impact of sports across North America, collective bargaining, how a franchise accrues valuation, and how major stadiums are financed. Examine the shifting demographics of sports fans and see how new technologies are influencing “the game.” If your goal is to work in the sports industry, this program is for you.
For more information & to apply, please click here
Backyard Players and Friends: Volunteer Opportunity
Backyard Players & Friends is an inclusive, arts-based community program, open to the public for participants age 14 and older. We work to give every person a space so that together we can share ideas and experience openness, joy and creativity. We believe that through inclusion there is diversity and strength. Our program seeks unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation.
We are always looking for volunteers who are eager to engage and support our growing program and would like to offer our program as a volunteer opportunity to your students. 
For more information, please click here
Siena College: College Talk Tuesday
Siena is offering college search help every Tuesday night this fall. Your students, and their families are welcome to join us for video chats on affordability, finding the perfect major, essays, applications, financial aid and more. 
For more information, click here
St. Francis Hospital - Pathway to Nursing Video
In lieu of their Spring in-person presentation, they have provided a short video to view. Please click here
Volunteer Crowd: STEM Volunteer Internships for Students

Click here to learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities in the STEM area

Click here for volunteer opportunities in CTE (Career and Technical Education)

Click here for additional volunteer opportunities



Long Island Volunteer Center