Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy

Date June 14th, 2020 to June 18th, 2020
Time 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Talented, business-savvy high school students sought for Edinboro’s Summer Business Academy
Xavier and Tina Williams Business Academy applications due by Late Spring
EDINBORO, Pa. – Drawing upon the success of the past seven years, Edinboro University will once again invite young men and women from high schools in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. to its campus to introduce them to the field of business as part of the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy.

The Academy, which is hosted by EU’s School of Business, will be held June 14-18 on Edinboro’s main campus and is open to all students entering grades 10, 11, or 12. Through the generosity of the Academy’s namesake benefactors, AT&T executive and EU alumnus Xavier Williams, ’89, and his wife, Tina, scholarships will be available to cover the cost for 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 students and faculty from EU’s School of Business as well as local business leaders.

“This program has served more than 150 students from over 60 schools in the last 7 years,” said Dr. Scott Miller, Dean of EU’s School of Business. “Students learn about business networking and present business plans at the end of the week to a panel of judges from the business community.”

During the camp, students will work in groups to create a product or service that solves a common problem in society. Each team will then devise a plan for building and marketing their product or service. At the conclusion of the Academy, each group will pitch their product in a venture capital-style presentation to a panel of judges comprised of EU faculty and regional business leaders.

Students will also tour several business facilities in the city of Erie and attend a networking event with local business professionals. Students stay in Edinboro University's campus residence halls during the Academy. The cost of this residency is included in the student's scholarship.

All qualifying applicants must submit an application, a teacher/counselor recommendation form, and a copy of their academic transcript. The Student Application Form can be found at http://bit.ly/SYBAStudent and the teacher/counselor recommendation form can be found at http://bit.ly/TCRecForm. For additional information go to: www.edinboro.edu/businessacademy.

The Fellows program is available to graduates of the Summer Business Academy who are interested in mentoring current students and assisting the Academy coaches. This opportunity is a valuable experience to enhance leadership, communication, and business skills. The application for the Fellows program can be found at http://bit.ly/SYBAFellow.

Edinboro University’s School of Business is one of the leading undergraduate business and economics education institutes in the region and is invested in providing a high-quality educational experience guided by knowledgeable faculty.

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

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Experience Requirements

Students are required to stay in Edinboro University's campus residence halls during the Academy. The cost of this residency is included in the student's scholarship. To be considered for the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy, students must complete an application form. A teacher or guidance counselor must also nominate the student. The Student Application Form and link to the teacher/counselor recommendation can be found at www.edinboro.edu/businessacademy.

All qualifying applicants must submit an application, a teacher/counselor recommendation form, and a copy of their academic transcript. The Student Application Form can be found at http://bit.ly/SYBAStudent and the teacher/counselor recommendation form can be found at http://bit.ly/TCRecForm. For additional information go to: www.edinboro.edu/businessacademy.

Edinboro University's School of Business is one of the leading undergraduate business and economic institutions in the region and is invested in providing a high-quality educational experience guided by knowledgeable faculty.

Experience Location

Edinboro University is located at 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444
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