Going Back to School: 101 Open House For Adults

Our Spring Open House is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about Lewis’ nationally recognized adult undergraduate and graduate programs, including our in-demand nursing and technology programs along with our newest programs in Social Work (MSW) and Occupational Therapy (MSOT). We make returning to school easy so you can take the next step in your career.

April 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lewis University
St. Charles Borromeo Center
101 Airport Road
Romeoville, IL 60446

Space is limited! Register by April 11, 2018.
Please see full agenda below.

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Agenda
8:30am-9am Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9am-9:30am Aligning Career Goals with Educational Goals [Show More]

Whether you're a career starter, changer or advancer, Lewis University Career Services has the resources and commitment to help you reach your goals. This presentation will help you develop and realize your professional identity. We will also examine the keys to successfully applying your academic goals to meet your career aspirations.

9:45am-10:30am Breakout Session One
10:45am-11:30am Breakout Session Two
11:45am-12:15pm Campus Tour (three time slots available)

Breakout Session One – 9:45am-10:30am
Please select one of the following (optional):

 Financial Aid Options [Show More]

We understand the important role financial aid plays in your decision to continue your education. Attend this session and learn about the options available to you.

 Transferring to Lewis to Complete Your Undergraduate Degree [Show More]

In this session we will answer your most important questions: How do I apply to Lewis and what are the admission criteria? How does Lewis determine what credits to accept from my transcripts? Once I have been admitted, what are my next steps? At Lewis, we make the transfer process fast and easy for you.

 How to Be Successful in the Clinical Mental Health Field [Show More]

Being successful in the mental health field often depends on how flexible one is willing to be. Join this session to learn what some of our most successful students have done to enjoy a lucrative career, including being continuously active in their professional associations, being open to working with many different clinical populations, holding multiple professional roles (counselor, teacher, supervisor, etc.) and more. Attend this session to learn more about the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) program at Lewis.

 Finding Your Future in the Field of Computing [Show More]

Computer Science is one of the most influential fields today. Its applications and discoveries impact every aspect of modern life. It is a rich and broad field that offers several sub-disciplines including data science, cyber security, software engineering, and intelligent systems. Lewis University offers outstanding graduate education opportunities in all these areas, and this talk will familiarize you with them so you can choose the one that is best for you. We offer options for career changers and those without a background in computer science.

 Career Leadership: Taking a Leadership Role in Your Own Career Path [Show More]

Often, we think of leadership in the context of leading others. However, it is very important to play the role of a leader in your own career as well This session will talk about career outcomes for Organizational Leadership degrees as well as how to integrate leadership into your own career decisions and career path.

 Make a Difference as a School Nurse [Show More]

Are you an RN and would like to be a school nurse? Our school nurse certificate program will prepare you for a Professional Educator License endorsed in school nursing. A Bachelor’s degree is required for endorsement. We offer both a non-degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree track option.

 Advance Your Career with a Graduate Program in Business [Show More]

The Graduate School of Management at Lewis University offers an environment where you will face real-world challenges in classrooms with your peers and faculty who are experts in their fields. Learn more about our MBA and Master of Science in Finance degree programs.

 RN/BSN Information Session [Show More]

Do you already have your RN licensure and are looking to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Attend this session to learn how you can complete your degree in an adult-friendly, accelerated format.

 Educational Studies: Becoming a Teacher in a Time of Shortages [Show More]

Participants will learn what it takes to earn a first teaching license as well as what programs are available in the College of Education at Lewis University. The latest information on employment and teacher shortages will be shared. Licensure requirements including entrance requirements, field experiences, and coursework, student teaching, and licensure exams will be explained. Education scholarship opportunities will be described. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation about teaching as an essential profession.

 Graduate Education: Foundations, Literacy and Leadership [Show More]

This session is designed for individuals who already hold a teaching license and are interested in a graduate program to earn additional credentialing in:
  • Reading and Literacy (reading specialist or reading teacher endorsement)
  • Educational Leadership/ Principal or Teacher Leader Endorsement
  • English as Second Language/Bilingual and Instructional Technology
  • Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Ed.D.
Faculty and program directors will present on the social justice emphasis embedded in these programs as well as admission to graduate education and requirements for licensure through the Illinois State Board of Education. This presentation will include information on both degree and endorsement programs. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and program directors to learn more about these individual programs. Education scholarship opportunities will be discussed.

 Become a Nurse: Second Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing [Show More]

This session will discuss how you can pursue your passion for nursing, even though you have a bachelor’s degree in another field. Join us to learn how you can leverage your undergraduate degree to change careers and become a nurse.

 How to Maximize Your Military Credits and Benefits [Show More]

Meet with experts from our Office of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment to discuss the process to get the most out of your Military Credits and Benefits.

 Considering a Career in Occupational Therapy [Show More]

Do you want to help people at-risk for or with disabilities maximize their quality of life? Are you interested in understanding how human and environmental factors influence an individual’s participation in meaningful daily life activities? If so, the field of Occupational Therapy may be for you. Join us to learn more about the planned Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program and how you may be able to work with children and adults in a variety of medical and community-based settings. The MSOT program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTA). www.acoteonline.org

 Campus Tour Experience [Show More]

Board the Lewis University shuttle and experience our 400 plus acre campus. Lewis University staff will be aboard to provide highlights and answer questions during this 30 minute tour. Space is limited.


Breakout Session Two – 10:45am-11:30am
Please select one of the following (optional):

 Financial Aid Options [Show More]

We understand the important role financial aid plays in your decision to continue your education. Attend this session and learn about the options available to you.

 The 21st Century Public Safety Organization Addresses the Complexities of our Contemporary Society [Show More]

Public safety organizations are in a period of renaissance. New approaches in serving the needs of the public are rapidly evolving. Prospective leaders of police, fire, emergency medical, private law enforcement services and other public safety occupations need to be equipped with modern approaches in serving the functionalities of such organizations. The accelerated master’s in Public Safety Administration program provides students with the scholarship to lead a progressive agency. The Criminal Justice program explores the principles of social justice, ethics and human rights. We will present the many strengths of both programs that will help ensure your leadership success.

 Pursuing a Master's Degree in School Counseling [Show More]

Do you have a bachelor's degree and want to become a school counselor? Meet faculty and learn how you can achieve your dream by earning a Master of Arts in School Counseling.

 Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School [Show More]

Whether you are considering graduate school to advance your career, change careers or for personal enrichment, it is a big decision. Attend this session to learn more about being a successful graduate student.

 Complete Your Degree in Healthcare Leadership [Show More]

A Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership from Lewis University will teach you about the policies impacting the healthcare environment, as well as provide you with the planning, project management, staffing, finance, quality and service skills that will allow you to climb into a leadership position.

 How Unmanned Aerial Systems are Changing the Skies of Aviation [Show More]

The FAA is committed to the inclusion of unmanned aerial systems into our National Airspace System. Learn how this immense endeavor includes regulatory changes, potential conflicts with manned operations, social and legal impacts, and engineering innovation. Lewis’ Master of Science in Aviation & Transportation will prepare you to think critically to solve the challenges of tomorrow in safety management, operational resilience, the supply chain, and human resources. Hear about our MSAT Program and how it can launch your career!

 Secure Your Future with Skills in High Demand (Business Analytics) [Show More]

Demand is skyrocketing for those who know how to analyze and secure data. In this session, you’ll learn how an advanced degree in business analytics, information security, or project management can expand your career’s potential.

 The Future is Yours: Careers in the Field of Social Work [Show More]

This session provides an overview of the MSW curriculum, the ethics and values of the profession, and career possibilities with an MSW. Current students will present on their career goals and experiences in the program.

 Educational Studies - Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education [Show More]

This session is devoted to individuals who are interested in earning their initial teaching license in the areas of Elementary Education or Early Childhood Special Education. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with program directors and faculty to learn more about these individual programs.

 Educational Studies - Special Education, Secondary Education, Middle Level Education and Foreign Language [Show More]

This session is designed for individuals who are interested in earning their initial teaching license in the areas of Secondary or Middle Level Education: (science, mathematics, English/Language Arts, or Social Studies) Foreign Language-Spanish Education or Special Education. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with program directors and faculty to learn more about these individual programs.

 Considering a Career in Occupational Therapy [Show More]

Do you want to help people at-risk for or with disabilities maximize their quality of life? Are you interested in understanding how human and environmental factors influence an individual’s participation in meaningful daily life activities? If so, the field of Occupational Therapy may be for you. Join us to learn more about the planned Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program and how you may be able to work with children and adults in a variety of medical and community-based settings. The MSOT program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTA). www.acoteonline.org

 Graduate Programs in Nursing: MSN and DNP [Show More]

This session will describe the graduate nursing program offerings at Lewis University. Career options for each of the specializations within MSN, DNP and Certificate Programs will also be discussed. We offer specializations in: Nursing Education, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, School Nurse, and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This program is open to those with current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

 How to Maximize Your Military Credits and Benefits [Show More]

Meet with experts from our Office of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment to discuss the process to get the most out of your Military Credits and Benefits.

 Campus Tour Experience [Show More]

Board the Lewis University shuttle and experience our 400 plus acre campus. Lewis University staff will be aboard to provide highlights and answer questions during this 30 minute tour. Space is limited.


Post-Session – 11:45am-12:15pm (Optional)
Campus Tour Experience [Show More]

Board the Lewis University shuttle and experience our 400 plus acre campus. Lewis University staff will be aboard to provide highlights and answer questions during this 30 minute tour. Space is limited.

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  1) Graduate Programs
 
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  2) Adult Undergraduate Programs
 
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  3) Don't see your program?