Program Designed for High School Students Will Focus
on Real-World Applications of a Business Degree
This July, the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business will launch an innovative summer camp for high school students interested in exploring a degree and eventual career in business.
The 2010 Bauer Summer Business Institute will give 25 local high school students the unique opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, learn more about business majors, tour Houston business districts, talk to professionals about careers and get hands-on experience over three days, from July 13-15.
“Our aim is to provide these students with real world experiences and training in ways that are relevant and fun,” said Leslie Thornhill, assistant director for outreach in the college’s Office of Undergraduate Business Programs.
The events during the Summer Institute will be held on the UH campus and in multiple locations throughout the Houston area.
“It’s tough for most high school students to envision themselves post-college,” Thornhill added. “From our experience working with college students, the question of ‘what am I really going to be doing 40+ hours a week?’ often doesn’t come up soon enough in the major selection process. We’ve designed the Summer Institute to help broaden students’ imaginations and prepare them for a real-world career in business and hopefully, in Houston.”
The college will accept applications for the program through May 15. For more information about program requirements and eligibility, visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/prospective/undergraduates/summer-camp.asp.
By Jessica Navarro