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Summer Visit Days for High School Students

Living out a dream

Why dream dreams when you can live them? Whether he’s playing football, singing or writing, Hayden Grover has lived out one dream after another at UA.

Meet Hayden

Summer Visit Days for High School Students

Great expectations

Drake Smalley began by building LEGOS. Now, after building orthopedic implants for real patients through his UA co-op, he’s building a career at Johnson & Johnson. 

Meet Drake

Summer Visit Days for High School Students

Now confident and accomplished

Emma Twardzik remembers being a “timid and scared” freshman. Now, thanks to the Akron Experience, she is a confident double major, soccer player, and intern at a local company.

Meet Emma

Summer Visit Days for High School Students

From UA to med school

Hands-on learning, three accessible hospitals, education abroad and a support system of friends and faculty at UA? The prognosis looks good for Hannah Stephen, an aspiring pediatrician.

Meet Hannah

Summer Visit Days for High School Students

Bolts of brilliance

Determined and curious, and a repeat winner of high school science fairs, Alena Veigl had the “potential energy” of a thundercloud. UA provided the rod, and the lightning struck.

Meet Alena

Summer Visit Days for High School Students

Small-campus feel

Spencer Csaky, a computer whiz majoring in UA’s unique cybersecurities program, feared he would be “just another number” on campus. But there was a surprising — and welcome — glitch in his thinking.

Meet Spencer

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