Kent State's College of Business Administration Presents Its First Young Business Scholars Summer Program
Kent State University held the 2011 Young Business Scholars Summer Program on July 24-29. The business-focused camp for high school juniors and seniors was presented by the university’s College of Business Administration.
The top 25 applicants to the Young Business Scholars Program stayed on campus for five days and learned about business and experienced college life.
Students studied different areas of business, including accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. The participating students also gained hands-on experience through their application of classroom learning.
“It is a great opportunity for high school students,” says Elizabeth Sinclair, assistant dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “They pay only $50 and get to stay, be fed, learn and play on our campus for one week.”
Participants attended lectures by Kent State faculty representing all functional areas of business and worked in teams and competed in developing a business plan for a restaurant. A panel of judges determined the winning presentation, and each member of the winning team received $1,000 toward tuition if they attend Kent State to study business.
Students came from many different area high schools including Kent, Stow, Hudson, Hoban, Cuyahoga Falls and Nordonia.
“We’re very pleased that we reached our capacity for this first-time program,” Sinclair adds. “We’ll examine the evaluations from this year as we move forward with plans to offer this wonderful opportunity for high school students next year.”