ASU business school offers summer college prep programs
One of the top business schools in the nation is offering high school students one low-cost and two free summer programs to help them learn what college life is really like. The highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is now accepting applications for all three college prep programs, each with a slightly different area of focus.
“All of these programs take a closer look at how to apply for college, learn about financial aid opportunities, and succeed in both school and your career,” explains Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 30 undergraduate business schools by U.S. News & World Report.
“Participants will get to work with current W. P. Carey School students and faculty members, as well as local business leaders,” added Hillman.
The three programs being offered are:
• The Fleischer Scholars Program is designed for economically disadvantaged Arizona students between their junior and senior years of high school. Participants stay in residence halls with supervising mentors for a week and learn business skills, get college application tips, network and prepare for college. The free program, now in its sixth year, will run in two different sessions at ASU’s Tempe campus: July 6-10 and July 20-24. The program is generously sponsored by local entrepreneur Morton Fleischer and his wife, ASU alum Donna Fleischer.
• The Business Scholars Institute (BSI) is a weeklong summer residency program for very high-achieving high school juniors who want to explore going to business school. Participants will learn about business careers and gain connections to honors programs while working with ambitious peers on challenging business projects. This program is in its second year, has a $200 fee and will be offered at ASU’s Tempe campus June 15-19.
• The Accounting Career Awareness Program was created for underrepresented high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to learn more about accounting careers. This is the eighth year of the free program. Students will live at ASU’s West campus June 21-25.
“High school counselors and teachers are asked to please identify strong candidates interested in business to attend these programs,” says Danna Remillard, coordinator for undergraduate summer programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business. “We provide housing and meals for all chosen students.”
The priority-consideration deadline for the Fleischer Scholars and BSI programs is March 20, with a final deadline of April 17. The application deadline for the accounting program is May 8. Please note that the Fleischer Scholars Program is only open to Arizona residents.