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    Summer in January

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    Make the most of your summer!

    January 26, 2021
    2:00-4:00pm MT, connect with programs "fair style"

    Summer is just around the corner.
    Come learn about the variety of programs available to enhance your summer experience!

    This is a great opportunity to learn how to fit the building blocks of your education and experiences together into a firm foundation - one that can move you closer to jobs and careers after your time at CC! 

    Check out the Summer in January event in Handshake for more details. Register for the event to ensure you receive all of the Zoom links to visit your programs of interest on the day of the event.

    Participating Programs

    Collaborative for Community Engagement

    The Quad Innovation Alliance

    Summer Research

    Summer Session


    Collaborative for Community Engagement

    Highlighting two opportunities for the Summer:
    Davis Projects for Peace: An initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots summer projects - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. The process is underway for Summer 2021 but we encourage students to begin thinking about proposals for Summer 2022. More info on the proposal process can be found here.

    Peak Inquiry Project: In 2019 the CCE launched the Peak Inquiry Project a program through which community organizations and city departments can submit knowledge- and research-based project ideas to share with CC students, faculty, volunteer teams, and courses.  Our goal is to connect campus change-makers to community INQUIRIES – real-world questions, challenges, and problems – of the Pikes PEAK region. 

    The Collaborative for Community Engagement currently has an active list of projects up on our webpage and are continuously accepting new projects from community. I look forward to meeting with you at Summer in January to share more!


    The Quad Innovation Alliance

    The Quad Innovation Alliance is a joint initiative between Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and supported by the US Air Force Academy (insofar as authorized by federal law*). Students participate in problem-based consulting projects for our community or local organizations. Each project team is comprised of 4-7 interdisciplinary students representing at least 3 of the Quad’s partner institutions. Students are given meaningful direction and assistance by professional management staff, and faculty advise with relevant subject matter expertise. 

    The program offers students opportunities to develop professional experience, technical skills, and leadership abilities in a diverse, professional team environment. Research conducted through the Quad has catalyzed community impact ranging from affordable housing development to business growth. Over half of the companies and organizations who have hired the Quad have committed to additional work, indicating the value these organizations receive from their teams.

    The Quad’s summer program will likely run between mid-June to mid-July and will be paid (stipend is $1,000). Stay tuned into our website this spring for our summer application.

    * The Quad is not an organization of the Federal Government and USAFA provides no underwriting or implied endorsement of the activities.


    Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP)

    The PIFP partners with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas to provide summer ($4,500 in pay) and year-long ($31,500 in pay) fellowships for our students.  We are looking for energetic candidates who are dedicated to systemic social change.  In these fellowships, you will gain meaningful skills in the workplace, develop a better understanding of the nonprofit sector, work with a mentor who is a CC alum, and make an impact in our community.

    The year-long opportunities are only available to graduating seniors.  Please see the PIFP website for more information on our opportunities. 


    Student Opportunities and Advising Hub & Pre-Health Professions

    Interested in taking summer courses? Questions about how to use your Wildcard? Curious about which courses count for your major, minor, pre-health plan, or general education requirements? Join the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub team to learn more about all the course options available this summer, how to register, how to apply your Wildcard, and how you can plan to make the most of all your summers at CC. 


    Summer Research & Fellowships

    Each year at CC, over 100 students take part in collaborative research with faculty. Students receive a stipend to allow all selected students to take part in this meaningful high impact practice.  Students typically research for a ten week period, but sometimes do for shorter time frames. Faculty identify the students who research with them early in the Spring semester. Come learn how to make yourself a competitive candidate for summer research. Student Opportunities also supports students in pursuing competitive fellowships and institutional grants- drop in to this session to get basic information and make a connection to consider these opportunities as well.


    Summer Session

    Summer Session 2021 will have over sixty courses offered on-campus and remotely. With such a large and diverse array of courses, Summer 2021 will provide students many opportunities to catch up or get ahead in their degree. Join the Summer in January Virtual Fair to learn more about summer courses, billing, financial aid, and more!