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.
|ASCO||Optometry Virtual Fair||Wednesday, June 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.|
|University of California, Davis||Pre-Optometry Club||Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.|
|University of California, Berkeley||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.|
|University of Central Florida||Pre-Optometry Club, HPA Building 2, Room 345||Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.|
|University of Florida||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.|
|Georgia Tech||Pre-Health Conference, Student Center||Sunday, March 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|North Park University||Pre-Health Club||Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.|
|Aurora University||Graduate School Fair, University Banquet Hall||Sunday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.|
|DePaul University||Profiles in Health, Lincoln Park Campus||Friday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Boys & Girls Club||Visit to ICO||Friday, March 3, 11:30 a.m.|
|Benedictine University||Health Professions Fair, Goodwin Hall of Business||Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.|
|Jack & Jill Club||Visit to ICO||Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Lewis University||Science and Health Professions Fair, Science Center||Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.|
|DePaul University||Illinois Pre-Health Day||Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|Northwestern University||Medical School & Health Professions Day||Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|University of Chicago||Health Professions Fair & Symposium||Friday, May 5|
|Iowa State University||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, April 19|
|Ferris State University||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.|
|North Central Carolina University||Pre-Health Club||Tuesday, March 28, 10:40 a.m.|
|North Carolina State University||Health Professions Fair, Talley Center||Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.|
|University of Texas at Austin||Pre-Optometry Club||Monday, Feb. 6|
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 2017 session, we are accepting applications December 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of acceptanceby the end of April.
The program takes place June 26-30, 2017.
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.