Latest College & Career Knowledge session takes place at Robert Morris
Groups of students from Steel Valley and McKeesport Area high schools spent a half-day learning about college expectations and campus life in November when Robert Morris University hosted the latest session of our College & Career Knowledge (CCK) program.
Campus visits give students considering college a chance to ask questions of staff and importantly, students who already are enrolled in college. Often, CCK participants are be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education, whether college or apprenticeships.
The kids had lots of things they wanted to find out. “I want to know everything,” said Demere, a junior McKeesport. He ticked off questions that ran a gamut from what majors are available and whether RMU has a winning football team, to what the food service is like.
When one of his peers asked about laundry, RMU student Steven Lopez said it just one of the many things freshman have to learn to do themselves. He told them to think of the college experience as more than continued academic training. “A lot of it is about developing life skills,” Lopez said.
In addition to asking questions, students toured campus and heard presentations about the academic, social and emotional support resources available at RMU and many other schools.