Fall is here and we’ve jumped into a new academic year with a new cohort of sixty-five (65) students (high school, undergraduate and health professional) participating in our 2021-2022 Online Health Careers Ambassador Session.
Let’s talk numbers!!! It’s Year 4, 390+ students impacted, our 7th cohort of students, 8 months of programming to look forward to, and much more!!!
To provide more insight into what the current 2021-2022 Online Health Careers Ambassador Session looks like – the session is an 8-month, every other Saturday program (only 3 hours each of those Saturdays) that provides a plethora of academic and professional enrichment opportunities where students partake in various health-related workshops, professional development seminars, online mentoring, standardized test preparation, online homework support, virtual clinical shadowing, virtual field trips, etc. – the session began on October 9, 2021 and is set to end April 30, 2022. During the session, students are currently enrolled at their host institutions taking credit-courses; therefore, the 2021-2022 Online Health Careers Ambassador Session was designed to complement a student’s present coursework and provide academic/professional support along the journey to success.
To kick-off the session – on Saturday, October 9, 2021 - students got to join HCOP staff along with their fellow peers for a much-anticipated virtual student orientation via Zoom. Keeping in line with our previous virtual student orientation, each student was provided with their very own personalized e-Orientation packet beforehand to review which included information related to HCOP’s mission, vision and purpose, HCOP’s community partners, student sign-in instructions, program session calendar, HCOP’s online mentoring program, academic support, pre-assessment surveys, and tons of other valuable information!!!
During orientation, students got to “meet” HCOP Program Director - Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, HCOP Program Supervisor – Aminatu Issaka, and HCOP Academic Success Counselor – Christina Jelinek. After three (3) hours of screen-sharing, getting through introductions, enjoying a few icebreakers, covering the rules and regulations of the program, asking questions, and getting used to all of us being in different time zones – everyone expressed a huge amount of excitement towards the session ahead!
Kudos to all the new students as you journey through the next 8 months with the HCOP team!!