How is the STAR Program preparing a safe, educational experience for students summer 2021?
COVID - 19 Response Plan: Stafety is our top priority. Please note, that the STAR Administration Team is ready to pivot the summer program as needed. The structure for summer 2021 will be determined closer to the program dates. We are prepared to offer the program virtually, in-person, or through a hydrid model. Although the structure may differ, the overall goals of the program will remain the same.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email STAR@ochsner.org.
How will I know that my STAR Application is complete?
Keep checking your Application Queue. You can get to the queue by opening your application and clicking on the link in the top right corner. You should also receive an email confirmation when each recommender submits his/her letter and when your school uploads your transcript.
- You are strongly encouraged to turn in your application before the due date.
- Applications with unanswered questions or missing components will be considered incomplete.
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed
What do I do if the initial email used for a recommender or school official is incorrect?
If your recommender never received an email with a link to the online recommendation form, please email STAR@ochsner.org for help. Also, if you typed an incorrect email or need to make changes, do not try to resubmit the form. Please email STAR@ochsner.org. .
What should I do if I am having trouble re-accessing my Online Student Form?
Do not start a new Application! Please email STAR@ochsner.org for help.
What is the STAR program’s attendance policy?
STAR runs daily from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, and regular attendance for all rotations and classes is required. Students are allowed two days of absence throughout the program.
When will I be able to apply for the program?
The STAR application is typically available each January and due in March, but dates vary by year. Please continue to check this website for more concrete dates and deadlines as the application period approaches.
How much does STAR cost?
The STAR program is free of charge. There are no fees or tuition.
Are all of the “pre-STAR” events required?
Yes. Events occurring before the official STAR Program, including interviews and the Meet & Greet, are events requiring attendance of all students. Additionally, at least one parent or guardian is required to attend the Round 2 Interview and Meet & Greet.
What is STAR’s transportation and parking policy?
STAR Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program on a daily basis. Students will be able to park in designated parking places in the parking garage or employee parking lot.
Can my friends and family come on rotations with me?
Unfortunately, only STAR Student Scholars are allowed to participate in official STAR Program rotations and classes.
Does STAR count toward my school or organization’s service hours requirement?
Eligibility of STAR Program hours to count as service hours depends on your school or organization’s rules and guidelines.
How do I become a STAR Junior Team Leader?
STAR alumns are invited to apply to become a Junior Team Leader. For more information contact: Allison Sharai at ASharai@ochsner.org.
About the Position
Under the close guidance of the Senior Project Manager, the Intern will assist in developing and facilitating Education Outreach Programs and Projects. The intern will work most closely with developing and implementing current and future programs for Education Outreach, focusing on the STAR Summer Program. The intern will also assist with other divisional needs within Community Outreach and demonstrate actions consistent with Ochsner’s “Expectations” as duties are performed on a daily basis.
Education, Experience & Training Qualifications
The Intern must have successfully completed at least three semesters of a four-year accredited college or university. S/he must be an alumnus of the STAR Program. S/he must be currently enrolled in a Science, Arts, Humanities or Educational program within that college or university. The Intern should have experience with Microsoft Office Applications, (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access). The Intern should also know how to research using the internet and be able to learn survey tools. Working knowledge of electronic mail services is mandatory. An official college transcript, a current resume and completed Ochsner application must be on file.
Must possess strong leadership, presentation, communication and writing skills and be very detail oriented. Ability to successfully perform supervisory and guidance roles for high school students is imperative. Candidate must be able to communicate with a high level of efficiency with students, colleagues and Ochsner Staff at all times remaining professional and calm in high-pressure situations. Incumbent must possess a good character and high ethical and moral standards and be open and flexible to any and all challenges or difficulties that may arise. Applicant must be able to efficiently adapt to a constantly changing environment. Must exude enthusiasm, patience and dependability. Candidate must work well in teams and be a self-starter. Preferred qualifications include prior leadership experience, prior experience working with High School students and working with community programs.