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 Virtual Fair||Health Professions Week||Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|ASCO Virtual Fair||Wednesday, November 2, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|University of California – Irvine||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.|
|California State University – Fullerton||Pre-Optometry Club||Friday, October 28, 11 a.m.|
|University of California – Los Angeles||Pre-Optometry Club – Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 5147||Tuesday, November 1, 6 p.m.|
|University of California – Santa Barbara||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, November 3, 6 p.m.|
|University of California – San Diego||Pre-Optometry Club||Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m.|
|Morton College||College Fair – Henry J. Vais Gymnasium||Wednesday, October 5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Chicago Graduate & Professional School Fair – UIC Forum||Thursday, October 6, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Elmhurst College||Health Professions Fair – Frick Center||Tuesday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Optometry Dean’s Night – Illini Union||Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Graduate & Professional School Fair – Illini Union||Wednesday, October 19, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Loyola University||Careers in Science Fair – Damen Student Center||Wednesday, October 19, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Saint Xavier University||Graduate & Professional School Fair – Butler Reception Room||Wednesday, October 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Kansas State University||Pre-Optometry Club – Student Union, Room 208||Monday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.|
|University of Kansas||Pre-Optometry Club – Kansas Union, Room Alcove E||Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.|
|University of Missouri – Kansas City||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, October 19|
|Mississippi State University||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, September 14, 7 p.m.|
|Jackson State University||Graduate & Professional Schools Day – Student Center Ballroom||Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m – 2 p.m.|
|University of Wisconsin – Madison||Pre-Optometry Club||Monday, October 10|
|Marquette University||Health Professions Programs Fair – Cramer Hall||Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
|University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee||Pre-Optometry Club||Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 p.m.|
|NAMME Student Development Day||Renaissance Arlington View Capital Hotel – Salon 4||Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. – 4 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 July 11-15, 2016.
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 email@example.com.