Edinboro seeks business-savvy high school students for Summer Business Academy


Xavier and Tina Williams Business Academy applications due by March 22

EDINBORO, Pennsylvania — Building on the success of the past six years, Edinboro University will once again welcome young men and women from high schools across the United States to campus for the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy. .

Hosted by the Edinboro School of Business, the academy will be held June 9-13 at the main Edinboro campus and is open to all students entering grades 10-12. Through the generosity of the academy’s namesake benefactors, AT&T executive and Edinboro alumnus Xavier Williams (’89) and his wife, Tina, scholarships will be available to cover the costs of each participant.

Academy students gain business acumen through immersive seminars focused on team building, business strategy, management, finance, marketing, problem solving, and financial planning for college . Throughout the program, students will have access to professors from the Edinboro School of Business as well as local business leaders.

“This program has served over one hundred students from more than fifty schools over the past six years,” said Dr. Scott Miller, Dean of the Edinboro School of Business. “Students discover business networking and present business plans at the end of the week to a jury made up of members of the business community. »

During camp, students will work in groups to create a product or service that solves a common problem in society. Each team will then develop a plan to build and market their product or service. At the end of the academy, each group will pitch their product in a venture capital-style pitch to a judging panel comprised of Edinboro professors and regional business leaders.

Students reside in the University of Edinboro campus residence halls during the academy. The cost of this residence is included in the student’s grant.

To be considered for the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy, students must complete an application form by March 22. A teacher or guidance counselor must also nominate the student. The student application form and link to the teacher/advisor recommendation can be found at www.edinboro.edu/businessacademy.

Former participants of the Summer Youth Business Academy are invited to participate in the new Fellows program. Scholars will enhance their leadership skills by assisting academy coaches and serving as mentors to new entrants. The application for the scholarship program can be found at http://bit.ly/SYBAFellow.

The School of Business at the University of Edinboro is one of the region’s leading undergraduate business and economics education institutions and is committed to providing a high-quality, faculty-guided educational experience competent.

For more information about the Business Academy, please contact Dawn Dillen or Kim Zimmer at the School of Business at (814) 732-2460. To learn more about Edinboro’s Department of Business and Economics, visit www.edinboro.edu.


With photograph: Participants of the 2018 Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy were introduced to business through hands-on exercises and immersive seminars focused on marketing, problem-solving, management, and finance.

This communication is sent by the University of Edinboro Communications Office.


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