to STEP In the News
October 8, 2012 @ UAlbany Campus
"An investment in knowledge pays the best
interest."-- Benjamin Franklin
On October 8th and November 11th was the UAlbany STEP Program's
College Shadow Day. This year marks our 2nd annual event.
The purpose of shadow day is to give high school students
a taste of college before they head there themselves. Shadow
day integrates high school with college by allowing high school
students to get a true college experience by being on a university
The event was from 9am to 2pm and over 20 students came out
to partake in Shadow day. High school students were paired
up with University at Albany CSTEP students, who are alsoserve
as STEP tutors and mentors. The pairing was based on the student's
interest and the major of the college student. Majority of
the students went to two college level classes, and after
the classes they asked the college students questions about
their college experience.
High school students experience walking in the shoes of a
college student and college students were able to serve as
an example of what hard work and determination can get you.
Source: UAlbany STEP Program