Welcome to the homepage of the third annual IT Career Camp hosted by CITe and The University of Akron. IT Career Camp is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors from the Greater Akron area to work together in groups and gain a better understanding of the Information Technology field.

The camp will be a five day event held on The University of Akron campus from June 18-22th. Registrations are now closed!

IT Career Camp is a five day event that places 30 students into teams that will work together and compete against each other in a week long competition. Throughout the course of this camp, students will learn about various technologies, and what IT/IS professionals do on a day-to-day basis. The event will take place in the Taylor Institute at The University of Akron.

Current Activities

We are seeking companies who would like to volunteer several hours (9AM to 11:30AM or 12:30PM to 3:00PM) to present on IT-related topic. If you are interested in participating, please email us at ua.itcc@gmail.com

Who Is Invited

Greater Akron area high school students who are interested in Information Systems and Information Technology. The camp committee selects as many as 30 students from the list of applicants. Students should be entering their junior or senior year of high school.

How Much Does It Cost?

Career Camp is free for students. Thanks to the support of CITe and our corporate sponsors!

Why IS/IT?

Information Systems are the backbone of any successful company. A good information system will allow all of the business units (finance, human resources, accounting, sales, etc.) within an organization to communicate quickly and efficiently. This in turn lowers cost and increases productivity, without increasing employee work load. In other words, IT allows you to work smarter, not harder.

IS/IT is a growing field. As more companies digitize their information and processes, more IT professionals will be needed to manage these systems. Recent legislation is providing funding to healthcare firms who have an information system in place by October 1, 2011, meaning many jobs will be opening now and for the foreseeable future.

What is Planned?

Last year, career camp had sessions sponsored by organizations including Hyland Software, The J.M. Smucker Company, NASA Glenn Research Center, Revol Wireless, The University of Akron, and Westfield Group.

We plan to invite these organizations back this year and focus on one or two topics a day, as well as an overarching week-long team project. At the end of the camp, there will be an awards dinner for all involved as well as their families. The results of the camp will be announced at this dinner.