The UNO College of Business Administration (CBA) is proud to announce the launch of the new CBA Readiness Academy in 2022. The CBA Readiness Academy aims to provide undergraduates generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented K-12 students, the academic skills, exposure, and support needed to succeed in college and in the workplace thereafter.
Led by Program Director Rebecca Atkins, Prep Academy will achieve its goal through fully funded on-campus camps with meals provided. Participating students are eligible to receive a $500 stipend at the end of camp, as well as connections and networking opportunities with industry leaders in the Omaha area.
Camp content will include logistics and supply chain management, digital communications and social media marketing, entrepreneurship, and general college readiness, including math skills. At launch, the program will be open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, with 20 spots per camp.
Ultimately, the program aims to uplift marginalized populations within the Omaha community, diversify the UNO CBA student body, and create a diverse pipeline of CBA graduates who will strengthen the workforce. work of Omaha.
“Programs like this can break generational cycles of poverty and provide students with the opportunity to be the first in their families to earn a college degree,” Atkins said. “Whether investing, economics and finance are discussed at home or not, I want students to know they belong here and that a business degree is possible.”
More news about the ABC Preparatory Academy will be shared on the program website and on ABC social media. To contact the Prep Academy, contact Atkins at [email protected] The UNO College of Business Administration welcomes this continued investment in the Omaha community and forging a better college.