High school juniors get a “Jump Start” on their careers at Capitol College

Every spring, Capitol College brings over 400 of the top high school juniors from the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas to the annual Jump Start Junior Expo, an active showcase of academic and career pathways in the fields of computer science, technology, engineering, math, and business. This year’s expo will be held April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McGowan Center Atrium and various campus locations.

As one of the largest high school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) events in the region, the JSJ Expo will feature many of Capitol College’s government and corporate partners showcasing their programs, careers and the latest advancements in computer science, technology, engineering and more. High-school students will be exposed to career options in their chosen industry and to a college that can provide them with the education and experience needed to succeed in those industries.

“This event is a great opportunity for our regional partners to show off what they are working on, and to turn young minds on to the opportunities and successes they may achieve in the STEM fields,” said Dianne Veenstra, vice president for planning and assessment. “These juniors are the future business and technology leaders of our country’s emerging workforce.”

Capitol College is the only independent college in the state of Maryland that focuses on the core STEM fields, graduating students with leadership skills and innovative minds who go on to have great careers and bring in top salaries.

Accompanying this exciting learning opportunity will be a cookout adjacent to the campus center, featuring entertainment by DJ Pork Chop from Baltimore radio station, 92Q.

Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is an accredited institution offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates, and partnerships with government and industry. Capitol is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The college is located in Laurel, Md., a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Capitol and is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical especially during these challenging economic times.

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