Bauer Welcomes 110 Outstanding High Schoolers From Across U.S. for EXPLORE Camps

Published on July 6, 2015

Camps Led by Bauer Faculty and Staff Focus on Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing, Energy

Every summer, students from across the country participate in business-themed summer camps hosted by the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Pictured are students from last year's EXPLORE Entrepreneurship camp.

Every summer, students from across the country participate in business-themed summer camps hosted by the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Pictured are students from last year’s EXPLORE Entrepreneurship camp.

High school students from across the country will come to Houston this month to get a jump start on college and their careers at summer camps hosted by the C. T.  Bauer College of Business.

Titled “EXPLORE,” the summer enrichment program consists of three different weeklong residential camps focusing on preparing students to study and work in entrepreneurship, sales, and energy and sustainability. The camps kick off July 6 and end July 24.

Each of the three EXPLORE camps allow current freshman, sophomore and junior high school students to spend a week on the University of Houston campus and learn about a topic they might be interested in pursuing in when they go to college. Each camp will be led by a Bauer program, with professors taking the reins and giving the teenage participants real college-level experience.

Bauer launched the EXPLORE camps in 2013, drawing a modest number of local high schools applicants. Just three years later, and the college received nearly 500 applications from across 14 states (including 43 cities across Texas) for its 2015 program.

According to undergraduate program director Joyce Williams, the applications this year were so strong that 110 students, 20 students more than the previous capacity, were admitted.  Full scholarships allow accepted students to attend the camp for free.

Follow #EXPLOREBauer throughout July on social media to get a look behind-the-scenes at the camps.

EXPLORE: Entrepreneurship
July 6-10

Participants will get a CEOs perspective on launching a business from the ground up and hands-on experience, including development of and implementation of their startup ideas. Bauer’s nationally recognized Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship will lead the camp.

EXPLORE: Sales
July 13-17

In this session, high schoolers will learn from faculty and staff within Bauer’s  Sales Excellence Institute. Team building, elevator pitch and presentations will be the focus of this camp.

EXPLORE: Energy & Sustainability
July 20-24

The future of the energy industry is shaping in Houston’s backyard, and Bauer College is leading that discussion with its Global Energy Management Institute, which will spearhead the final week of the EXPLORE program on campus. Participants will hear from Bauer professors and industry experts on the growing relevance of natural gas and nuclear, solar and wind options for things like operating cars, businesses and homes without causing dramatic climate changes or environmental impact.

By Carolyn Shaffer