Texas Tech University

Shake Hands With Your Future

Dates for Summer 2021 will be coming soon!

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While at Shake Hands with Your Future camp, students experience university life and enroll in 5 different classes. Each day aligns with a different subject. Depending on the Middle or High School status of the student, one class will switch between either Contemporary Art for Middle School students or Business for High School students. The curriculum is focused on interactive learning activities, while also incorporating challenging concepts or discussion. The camp includes field trips, and recreational activities. 

Classes Offered

Scientific Studies

In this course students will learn about all things science. This includes biology, chemistry, and atmospheric science. Students will have the chance to participate in hands on activities to help strengthen the course material. Students will also be shown the proper way to conduct research and the different career paths surrounding research.


Ever wondered what it takes to build a robot? In this course students have the opportunity to learn the basics surrounding all types of engineering including mechanical and electrical engineering. Students will then use their learned skills and incorporate them into creating personalized machines.


If you want to own your own business then this is just the course for you. In the course students will learn Marketing, Management, and Advertising to learn what it takes to run a successful business. Projects include creating a marketing pitch, negotiation exercises, and creating a business pitch.


Learn what is required to become a lawyer or judge! This course will include learning ethics, performing mock trials, and identifying the different types of law degrees. Students will also have the opportunity to tour the Texas Tech University Law School as well interact with attorneys at local court houses.


Are you interested in going into medicine? This course will help students learn about the different career paths in medicine. Activities include learning how to use medical equipment and touring the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from real medical professionals.

Contemporary Art

Let your creative side shine through! In this course students will learn about the current style of art and the proper techniques in creating art pieces. Students will also learn about the different career paths available to them with an art degree. The final project will be a full size art piece in a style of their choice.

Classes are taught by experienced university or public school faculty, emphasize hands-on activities, and are interdisciplinary and allow campers to explore many aspects of STEM, Visual Performing and Fine Arts through the lens of an academic discipline.

Texas Tech University partners such as Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Career Center will be invited to present to students. Students are encouraged to engage in conversation with our presenters to learn about the various resources TTU offers. Lastly, students will also have the opportunity to explore TTU through a campus tour that will take them throughout the buildings and colleges.

Additional Information


Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Students will be supervised at all times by TTU College students and staff who will be working as counselors. Our counselors have been selected for meeting our criteria, attending training, and displaying great role model characteristics.


Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, a trip to Main Event, and college readiness activities.

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