Summer Camps Helped Me Choose My Degree

Hi Everyone! I’m a current student at Embry-Riddle that went to two different summer camps before choosing Riddle. The Embry Riddle Summer Program really helped me to decide my future.

It all started in middle school when I decided that I would love to be an aeronautical engineer. When I found out about the Aeronautical Engineering Summer Program I immediately signed up. I wanted to see what being an engineer was really all about.

June came and I arrived at the first day of Aero Camp. That evening I met my first friends who I would hang out with for the rest of the week. I loved camp! I had a blast making Balsa Wood Planes and designing, printing, and testing bridges. I met faculty who teach the real classes because they were the ones teaching me. After camp I could not wait to go to Embry Riddle for real.

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The following summer my friends and I decided to go back to camp. We decided on the Spy Camp because one of my friends was planning to join that program the following fall. I was beyond excited to return to Embry Riddle for summer camp.ECSSE Summercamp spy camp

From day one Spy Camp was awesome. I loved it! We got to learn some of the basic codes used for cryptography and also we got the chance to uncover a spy at an embassy reception! I learned so much about what the program would prepare me to do. Spy Camp was a great introduction to the Global Security Intelligence Studies. By the time the camp ended it had completely changed my mind. I no longer wanted to be an Aeronautical Engineer but rather a security professional and now I’m a student at Embry-Riddle.

You should definitely come to camp at Embry-Riddle!

Sin Cera,
Seraphina

Internships

All those applications!!!!

All those applications!!!!

 

It’s almost that time of year again when internship applications are coming out so preparation of the perfect resume must begin!! Many of our first year students get an internship after their first year at Embry-Riddle so take heed prospective students. There are plenty of opportunities out there for amazing internship experiences. Your resume can also get a good summer job lined up for you so you can still make some cash and get a little professional experience whether or not it is at an internship or at a grocery store.

Embry-Riddle actually has a career services department for students who are preparing their resumes for potential employers. You can get some information on the department here. Please check it out and keep us in mind when you come to choosing your college, Embry-Riddle has so much to offer you in college and beyond. Thanks for reading!!!

Two weeks left!!

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There are only two weeks left before the end of summer A courses!! It is amazing how fast it all goes by and how much you can learn in the short period of 6 weeks. So my question is what are your plans for the rest of the summer? Work, vacation, a summer B course, Field Training, etc.. Let us know!! We might be able to provide a little break from the summer boredom if you stop on by the campus and take a tour or for those of you students who live here check in with your RA for summer events.

For those of our readers who haven’t been to Riddle or will be attending in the Fall I highly suggest a tour first. My first day here during AFROTC zero week I had no idea where I was going and it just added to the confusion of in processing. So moral of the story is help yourself out!! Come visit early so you at least have a little bit of an idea on where you are going on your first day πŸ™‚

Well, thats all for now but, please let us know what your up to by commenting below!! Thanks everyone πŸ™‚

Summer Classes at Riddle

Hello readers and followers. Forthcoming Is the end of Summer session A and the start of Summer session B. Today I will let you in on the ups and downs of taking summer classes. Do you want to take summer classes? Maybe your nervous that the class will be too fast for you? Or maybe you want a personal insight.

I am Currently taking two classes over summer session A at Embry Riddle. So far so good. I have to say I enjoy taking summer classes because there are no dull moments in class. Over the regular school year you will cover material and then review material, while this is a great way to get material to stick. The problem I run into is forgetting the stuff you learned early on by the time the exam comes around. Over the summer you learn new material everyday, most classes are either 6 or 8 weeks. Within this time a midterm will normally be issued three or four weeks into the class and another just before the final.

So there is no doubt you cover material fast, but what if you have a summer job? depending on how demanding the class is summer classes can be very time demanding. Since you cover new material every class day there is more homework to be covered in a shorter period of time. I am taking two pretty demanding classes, Differential Equations and Linear Circuits, I work as a lifeguard on weekends only. Β Notice I said weekends only, working anymore then that is a bit ridiculous.

So if your still wondering if you should take summer classes, here is one last thought you should consider. Do you have the time for a class that is well paced and time demanding? Also, do you have the want or need to take this class? Maybe you need to take a summer class to stay on track for graduation, just keep in mind it takes hard work! If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Thanks for reading.

My email: olimskia@my.erau.edu

Pizza at the Pool

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For those of our current Summer A session students who may not know, tonight there will be a pizza party at the pool from 7 to 9 pm!! Please stop on by for this special event as the pool will be open an extra two hours today and it is the perfect opportunity to swim under the stars in beautiful Prescott AZ. If you are a member of the local community who knows a student maybe you could tag along with them! We love to see new faces πŸ™‚

The event is being put on by the Housing Department here at Embry Riddle and it is just one of the many ways in which the Resident Assistants strive to keep all of the students connected and having fun over the summer and throughout the school year as well. If you have any questions about the event or one of the future events that will be held this summer please contact the Housing Department directly at 928 777 3744, Thank you!

Summer Camps at Embry Riddle

 

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Our summer camps have just started at Embry Riddle in Prescott AZ. They are for students who are interested in the fields of engineering, intelligence, and so on. If you have a student around the age of 10 to 14 and they are interested in one of the fields of study we offer at Embry Riddle please give us a call today!! There may still be time to get your child some hands on experience in a field they might pursue a degree in one day!

For more information please call our Summer Programs Director at 928 777 3786. Or click here to visit their newly updated page!! Thanks for reading and have a great summer everyone!!

Summer Classes Continued

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This is the fourth week of summer session A classes which means that its midterm time!! I personally have no idea when my midterm is as the class is going a bit slow but, I find that I am really enjoying Solid Mechanics. The only difficult part so far is Shear and Moment Diagrams. Any advice on those would be appreciated from out readers!!

A lot of other students had their first midterms last week so I really hope that mine will be soon. There is only one midterm for my class whereas some courses have three or four over summer, so the pressure on this one is high! However, I feel like I understand the material well, my professor is awesome πŸ™‚

So I would like to give a shout out to all the summer class takers….you are all extremely brave for diving into a condensed six week class and also to all the summer professors, you guys rock!! Please comment below if you are among us and have a professor that you would like to acknowledge for their excellence. Thanks everyone and good luck on those midterms!!

For those incoming students just chillax a little longer and enjoy your well earned summer of fun!!

It’s High School Grad Time!!

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In the next few days all of our incoming freshman will be graduating from High School and we here at Embry Riddle would like to say Congratulations!!!! This summer will be an exciting time for all of our new students as you prepare for school here in the Fall. Take a look at our Facebook page and get to know some of the students that you will be living with come Fall. It is time to make some new friends and start an entirely new chapter of your education so get started today!!

Also, keep checking for emails from out Admissions office and your future professors, don’t forget to register for classes and set up your Ernie account on line so you can access all those courses!! And most importantly of all, have a fun and safe Graduation!!!!!

Summer Heat Wave

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If you have been here in Embry Riddle Prescott in the last few days or you are heading here very soon be prepared for a heat wave!! The best way to handle the heat is to drink lots of ice water and stay in the shade. Try to work out in the early morning or after 8pm at night so you can avoid any heat related illnesses. The other option is to turn your workout into a nice swim at our saltwater pool on campus.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope that Embry Riddle is still apart of your summer plans, so stop on by and visit us today!

Things to do Over Summer in Prescott AZ

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When you don’t have a vehicle on campus it can get pretty boring after hours during the summer soooo find a friend with a car and check out Prescott or take a hike!! There are so many things you can do in Prescott for example……

The Dells are a beautiful rock formation next to Willow Lake just across from campus and they are a great place to hike, rock climb, canoe, have a picnic, ride a bike, run etc.

You can always go take a walk around Lynx Lake or have a picnic. There is a great little place up by the lake that has a fish fry deal on Friday nights, and man is it good!!!!

The Grand Canyon is not too far away and the drive is gorgeous!

The mall in town is fantastic and has all the big brand stores that we all love, that’s a great place to hang out and even get some food.

If you can’t get off campus then there’s also the Student Union which has all the latest video games, pool tables, shuffleboard, Foosball, and computer games as well!

The overall point is that there is a lot to do here in Prescott AZ, don’t be a stranger get involved in the community after all, you will want to know the town you may be living in for the next few years! It’s really a cooler place than you might realize at first πŸ™‚