Students Zoom into Careers at Southeastern
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:49:29 PM CDT
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HAMMOND – Approximately 70 junior high and high school students explored a variety of exciting career fields at Southeastern Louisiana University's "Zoom into Careers" workshops held last week.
The students enjoyed an introduction into the arenas of culinary arts, nursing, photography, theatre, criminal justice, digital innovation, web design, and television. Offered through the Division of Extended Studies, the workshops were available to 7-12 grade students and were held on the main campus in Hammond, at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, and the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Livingston.
The workshops featured a number of local professionals who instructed the students in various workshops.
1) STUDENTS ZOOM INTO NURSING - Participants practice giving injections to fruit during this year's Zoom into Nursing program held at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center. Students also learned a variety of hands-on, basic nursing tasks, including changing a sterile dressing, taking blood pressure, starting an IV on a simulator and performing common lab tests. From left are participants Chelsea Ducre, Nikki Hughes, and Kenley Forbes.
2) GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE CAMERA - Students learned every aspect of television including writing, producing, anchoring, film editing, and camera operation during Zoom into Television, a program taught by the staff of the Southeastern Channel. This year's participants included, from left, Paige DeLeo, Luke Orlando and Joseph Catalanello. In the background are Southeastern students waiting to be interviewed.