Ascend Semester Projects are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in fields they are interested in.
Ascend Semester is a project-based program. That means it is all about helping you translate your academic and nonacademic studies and interests into practical, actionable steps that equip you for life.
During the first eight weeks of Ascend Semester, you’ll begin brainstorming your Ascend Semester Project and complete three specific steps:
During the second eight weeks of the semester you will bring your Ascend Semester Project to life and put your plan into action through five steps:
In May of your Ascend Semester you will complete your Ascend Semester Project with three final steps:
For Abigail’s Ascend project she chose to plan and host a masquerade charity ball fundraiser for an anti-human trafficking organization, Called to Freedom.
Colton and Cora ran a 10K Tough Mudder for their Ascend Project. A Tough Mudder is an endurance race with a variety of challenges (including lots and lots of mud, ice, and electric obstacles). Together they completed the course in 1.5 hours.
For her Ascend Project, Laramie travelled to Hawassa, Ethiopia and spent eight days serving in an orphanage alongside her two sisters, close friend, and the local orphanage nannies.