5 COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS MINDED STUDENTS

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December 1, 2016

By The Vault Prep Team

 

5 COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS MINDED STUDENTS

Summer is a great time to explore personal interests and add new activities to your growing resume. The right summer program will help you to solidify your potential college plans and give you a leg up when writing those supplemental essays. Here are our Top Five Summer Programs for Business Minded Students:

1. WHARTON SPORTS BUSINESS ACADEMY

The University of Pennsylvania offers a summer course in sports business hosted by their world renowned Wharton School. Students will have the opportunity to work within a variety of areas within the sports industry, including agents, marketing, media and ownership. This is a great way to experience the excitement of college life before transitioning from high school. 

From the website:

Mornings will be spent attending classes at the Wharton School. You will be learning from leading sports business academics who are known for their ability to condense difficult concepts into easily understandable ones with enthusiasm, making the materials come to life. Afternoons will be spent learning from and meeting with some of the most respected leaders in the sports industry in both the classroom and at sports facilities. Past trips have included visits to Under Armour headquarters and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Nationals Park in Washington, DC, Citi Field and USTA BJK National Tennis Center in New York, as well as Citizens Bank Park, Talen Energy Stadium, Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Comcast headquarters and other historic sports venues in Philadelphia.

For more information and application, visit: http://wsb.wharton.upenn.edu/businesseducation-wsba.html

 

2. BABSON ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

 From the website: 

Each student will acquire a unique understanding of the entrepreneurial process – a process of opportunity recognition, resource marshaling, and team building – driven by business methodologies in idea generation, feasibility analysis, and new venture communications. They will also explore and approach social, economic, and environmental issues as opportunities in the context of new venture creation.

To Apply: http://www.babson.edu/admission/visiting-students/high-school/Pages/entr...

 

3. BERKELEY BUSINESS ACADEMY FOR YOUTH (B-BAY)

Students attending Berkeley’s Business Academy for Youth will have the opportunity to work within UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to learn more about the entrepreneurial world. With summer sessions for both middle and high schoolers, B-BAY is a great way to explore your curiosity and learn more about your interests. Students will receive instruction in a variety of areas including leadership, critical thinking, and presentation skills. 

From their site:

The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth introduces youth from around the world to the disciplines and skills that make business work. B-BAY students learn from professors who are at the top of their field and from youth mentors. Class projects and presentations give students hands-on experience in a safe learning environment-all on the vibrant UC Berkeley campus.

To apply and learn more: http://haas.berkeley.edu/businessacademy/

 

 

4. BOSTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER TERM

Boston University offers a variety of summer study options across several areas of study. Their business program allows students to learn the fundamentals of business. Students will participate in morning sessions and afternoon lectures. 

From the website:

Explore fundamental business principles and how they are applied in today's marketplace. Learn what a business plan is and the importance of developing one to effectively market and finance any new venture. Students work in groups to develop their product ideas.

To apply: http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/summer-challenge/seminars.shtml

 

5. GEORGETOWN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP IMMERSION

As part of their summer programs for high school students, Georgetown offers a session in Business & Leadership Immersion. 

From their site: 

You will be introduced to business leadership, which provides an exceptional foundation for college and a future career in business. As a participant in this course, you will gain valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis as you learn from Georgetown professors and leading experts in the field. Combining investment challenges and group presentations with dynamic faculty lectures and case studies, Business and Leadership Immersion helps students develop practical skills and critical thinking abilities that will benefit them in their future academic and professional lives. The course ends with a business simulation that takes students through the process of starting a company and being an entrepreneur.

The program covers topics in business management, law, leadership, marketing and more. 

To Apply: http://scs.georgetown.edu/courses/1990/business-leadership-immersion

 

Attending summer sessions on a college campus is an excellent way to gauge academic interests and develop a personal connection to a school. Be sure to take advantage of all opportunities and learn as much as possible. The skills will help carry you through your senior year of high school and beyond!