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The KEY Summer Institute: The KEY to your success!

Being successful in college takes three main ingredients: Know-how, self-confidence, and connections on campus.

Means having basic knowledge of the campus, offices, and resources, and academic expectations. College is almost nothing like high school – our classes run differently and are more challenging, our student services are unique, and the opportunities you have to explore your interests are much broader. Understanding these differences is crucial for success.
Is important because you will face challenges your first semester. They might be academic, personal, or professional – it’s different for everyone. You should aim to use whatever challenges you face to get prepared for life after college; however, this is not always easy!
Building connections
Is the “special sauce” in the recipe for success in college. When you know you are cared about and supported by faculty, staff, and other students, you are much more likely to find good solutions to challenges, and to enjoy the ride!

The KEY Summer Institute provides all three ingredients of success to YOU!

Our free, one week Summer Institute will make sure you start college with the know-how, self-confidence, and connections you need to succeed.

In the Institute, you will spend a week with two faculty and 15-20 other students, engaged in a lot of fun, informative, interactive learning about campus and academic success. We teach you things like:

  • How to study efficiently and retain information
  • How to work with faculty to get your questions answered and goals met
  • How to get around campus and find resources when you need them
  • How to manage stress and get involved in college life

You’ll also get to:

  • Hear from guest speakers during lunches (provided at no cost)
  • Earn a campus-approved certificate on professionalism for student employees, which you can attach to later on-campus job applications
  • Go on a celebration field trip with your Institute cohort (also at no cost)!

By the end of the Institute, you will have a couple of dozen new friends and a feeling that IU Kokomo is your college home.

When is the KEY Summer Institute? How do I enroll?

The KEY Summer Institute is held during the summer. Dates and times for 2019 are forthcoming; check back soon! 

If you enroll, you are expected to attend all day for the full week. The Institute cannot be effective if you don’t put in the time and effort!

Also, our special on-campus job certification will only be available to students who complete the entire Institute curriculum. Student jobs on campus are competitive to get because the wage is well above the Federal minimum, the work gives you real professional experience, and the scheduling is built around your academic needs. You definitely want the chance to earn the student worker certificate, so don’t miss a moment of the Institute!

Last updated: 09/11/2018