Gearing up for a Summer of Discovery

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Gearing up for a summer of summer discoveryIn less than a week, the Summer Business Scholars (SBSP) Class of 2015 will embark on a path of discovery at Booth. After months of reviewing applications and carefully planning our program, we cannot wait to finally meet our 65 scholars who will spend three weeks on our campus learning business principles and gaining hands-on experience before starting their careers.

This year’s class—hailing from 25 different countries from Bulgaria to Brazil, from India to Ireland—comes to us this summer with a variety of experiences unrivaled by any other SBSP class. With undergraduate majors as diverse as biomedical engineering, economics, and art history, each of our scholars will bring a unique perspective and each will in turn gain something distinctive from the Summer Business Scholars Program. Scholars will establish foundational knowledge in accounting, finance, and marketing. They will also grow confidence in their leadership potential and strengthen their negotiation skills. They will gain insights into career opportunities they haven’t previously imagined through visits to Chicago-based companies and exercises in networking with professionals from a variety of industries.

The city of Chicago will prove to be a vibrant backdrop to their overall experience. Scholars will have a chance to explore the city cruising on an architectural boat tour, visiting the city’s historical venues, attending summer festivals, and snacking on as many Chicago-style specialties that one can digest in three weeks.

While holistically crafted, SBSP is designed to give each scholar the opportunity to create an impactful experience and discover his or her potential. We invite you to follow that journey of discovery on Facebook and Instagram #BoothSBSP starting on July 11th.