Vanderbilt University: Rising Experts Mini Mentor Immersion (Grades 9-10)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Gifted
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
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    Rising Experts is a unique virtual summer experience designed specifically for rising 9th and 10th grade students that pairs approximately 8 students with a mentor/content expert in a field. This program offers students early exposure to the content of a field, related career path information, and the opportunity to complete a small project associated with the field. 

    Each Rising Experts mini mentorship meets live and online for 6 hours a week (most meet twice a week for 3 hours) for a month. Mentorship times vary by experience. The times of the meetings will be posted with each specific mentorship description.

    During this 1-month small group experience, students can expect 6 hours of live session time with their mentor and classmates each week, 1 hour of study hall/office hours each week to meet with their mentor and get support on individual projects, and approximately 2-4 hours per week of meaningful asynchronous work.

    PTY’s Rising Experts: Mini Mentor Immersion program is a rigorous program that requires a substantial and sustained time commitment with a small independent project component. Because of this, admission to the program is selective based on eligibility, with our most popular mentorships involving a competitive selection process. In order to determine if the PTY’s mentorship program is a good fit, all students are required to submit an application to the specific mentorship experience(s) they are interested in applying. The review process for selecting students for the program involves a thorough review of a student’s qualifying test scores, transcript, and thoughtful essay response.

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