“U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jefferson as one of the most innovative schools in the North Region,” said Erin Finn, the University’s senior associate provost for enrollment management. “The Open Houses give our guests the opportunity to learn directly from our deans, faculty, staff and students about how our education produces the next generation of forward-thinking professionals. Open Houses also are a wonderful way to get a real sense of a campus culture, and our guests will benefit from understanding how community, collaboration and creativity are at the heart of the Jefferson experience.”
In addition to touring campus, prospective students will talk to athletic coaches, discuss enhanced opportunities for honors students and study abroad programs, sample dining services offerings, and view multiple residence hall options.
The East Falls Open House generally features undergraduate programs, and the Center City Open House showcases graduate programs in health sciences, as well as transfer student sessions for nursing, medical imaging and radiation sciences, and medical laboratory science and biotechnologies.
Following the East Falls Open House, Jefferson will host Kanbar College Scholarship Day where prospective students will be fully immersed in the curriculum and one person will win a full-tuition scholarship to the University.
“It’s an opportunity to take the active, collaborative, real-world education for a test drive,” said Michael Leonard, dean of the School of Design and Engineering.
Prospective students will be randomly placed into small teams and paired with current Jefferson students acting as project mentors. “A team may feature future engineers, graphic designers, accountants and fashion merchandisers,” said Leonard, the David and Lillian Rea Dean’s Chair. “Another may be comprised of prospective animators, fashion designers and textile designers. The mentors could be an industrial designer and a marketing student.”
The teams then will have a few hours to solve a problem industry sponsors have posed Jefferson programs in recent semesters. They must work together to create a problem statement and propose solutions, and along the way, project mentors and faculty will circulate offering aspects of Jefferson’s signature learning approach to aid the teams in completing the challenge.
The teams will pitch their proposals to an audience of parents, faculty and invited guests. Judges will score the presentations with an eye on the most collaborative, innovative and ready-to-market solutions.
Following, the participants will create a video reflection of the day that addresses certain items at the core of Kanbar College’s active, collaborative, real-world educational model. After review by Kanbar College leadership and the enrollment management team, a full scholarship will be awarded to the person whose video most reflects the ideals of Kanbar College.
Please Note: As the University is holding Open Houses on both campuses on Oct. 13, attendees should consult their registration confirmation email to ensure they have the correct campus address for their visit.