ICO on the Road
ICO representatives visit dozens of sites across the U.S. and Canada. We’d love to meet you! Refer to the list below to see when we’ll be in your area.
|University of Arizona||Pre-Optometry Club – Physics-Atmospheric Sciences Room 416||Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m.|
|Arizona State University||Pre-Optometry Club – Bateman Physical Sciences Building H Wing (PSH) 153||Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m.|
|San Jose State University||Pre-Optometry Club||Monday, March 7|
|California State University – Fresno||Pre-Optometry Club||Tuesday, March 1, 5 p.m.|
|University of California – Santa Cruz||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, March 2, 5 p.m.|
|University of California – Merced||Pre-Optometry Club – Classroom & Offices Building (COB) 286||Thursday, March 3, 12 p.m.|
|University of California – David||Pre-Optometry Club – Olson 118||Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.|
|California State University – Fullerton||Pre-Optometry Club||Friday, March 4, 11 a.m.|
|University of South Florida||Pre-Optometry Club – Marshall Student Center 3708||Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m.|
|University of Central Florida||Pre-Optometry Club – HPA2 Room 345||Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.|
|University of Florida||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, Feb. 25|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Biology Colloquium Visit to ICO||Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m.|
|DePaul University||Science and Health Graduate School Forum – McGowan South||Friday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||Career Connection – Hansen Student Center||Friday, Feb. 26, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Benedictine University||Health Professions Fair – Birck Hall of Science||Wednesday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Lewis University||Health and Sciences Fair – Science Center||Friday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Chicago State University||Health Careers Fair – Cordell Reed Student Union||Tuesday, March 22, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Loyola University||Freshman Seminar – Cuneo 210||Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.|
|Indiana University||Health Programs Fair – Memorial Union||Monday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Purdue University||Health Programs Expo – Memorial Union||Tuesday, March 1, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis||Next Step Fair – Campus Center 450||Tuesday, March 8, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Louisiana State University||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m.|
|Xavier University of Louisiana||Table Visit – NCF Science Complex||Thursday, March 17 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Saginaw Valley State University||Health Professions Association Visit to ICO||Friday, April 1, 1 p.m.|
|North Carolina Central University||Health Career Club||Tuesday, March 29, 10:40-11:30 a.m.|
|University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill||Health Career Expo – Great Hall, Student Union||Tuesday, March 29, 1-4 p.m.|
|North Carolina State University||Health Career Expo – Talley Student Union||Wednesday, March 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|University of Texas – Austin||Pre-Optometry Club – Pharmacy Building Room 2.108||Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.|
|Prairie View A&M University||Biology Seminar||Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.|
Focus on Your Future
This week-long summer program introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago. For more information on FoYF, click below.
Focus on Your Future includes sample lectures from real ICO courses, an overview of the admissions process, career and leadership development, clinical exposure, and student and OD panels. At the end of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion. To get a better idea of the week’s activities, take a peek at a previous year’s agenda.
FoYF is open to underrepresented minorities who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program either in their first, second, or third year. We also accept applications for students who are enrolled in a community college, post-baccalaureate, or graduate program.
There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are only responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation to and from ICO. Participants are housed at no charge in ICO’s Residential Complex.
For the 2016 session, we are accepting applications Dec. 14, 2015 – April 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early May.
The program takes place in mid-July. Final 2016 dates will be announced in the Fall.
Students interested in the program must submit the following:
- Online application
- Pre-optometry coursework sheet
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- One letter of academic recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
- Optional: 2×2 photo
For questions about Focus on Your Future, please contact Senior Director of Admissions/Marketing Teisha Johnson at 312-949-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.