BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is now offering prospective students the opportunity to spend a “day in the life” of a college student to explore areas of interest. Prospective students can sign up to shadow current students for a day and attend a college class to observe hands-on activities and simulations.

Lillian Lyle, who observed students in the nursing program, says that she adored her experience and that she learned about some of the technical aspects to becoming a nurse, such as the different angles in which injections are needed.

“Looking back, the experience gave me a more realistic view,” she said. “It gave me more of what to expect from my first nursing courses, and which classes I would need before I would be accepted into the program.”

Shadowing opportunities are currently offered in biology, biotechnology, criminal justice, design technology, early childhood education, education, fine arts, hospitality administration (culinary arts and baking & pastry arts), kinesiology and exercise science, legal studies, medical assisting, nursing, optometric technology, paralegal studies, paramedic science, and respiratory therapy. Ivy Tech continues to add more academic program opportunities.

Sign up to spend a “day in the life” of a college student by visiting or by contacting Ivy Tech Bloomington at or (812) 330-6013.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.