Sixteen incoming first-year students got a four-week head start on their college education this summer, via Albright College’s innovative Summer Scholars program.
Living and learning together on campus before the majority of their classmates arrived, the scholars participated in a First Year Seminar course while being exposed to a range of skills and topics to help them more easily navigate college. The scholars learned about campus support services and resources for students, institutional and instructional technologies, college communication and college soft skills. They also took part in exercises to better understand themselves through personal skill assessment.
Albright’s Student and Campus Life team helped Summer Scholars acclimate to the Reading community by exploring local eateries, parks and entertainment venues, while staff from the college’s Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Residential Life team, held activities on-campus.
Throughout their first year, Summer Scholars will continue to benefit from a comprehensive program that offers additional focus on improving writing skills and understanding college-level academic expectations. Student success programming will encompass financial planning, information literacy, time management, project management strategies and self-assessment modules.