Emerging Business Leaders Program


Preparing tomorrow’s leaders– today.


The Emerging Business Leaders program at the Gies College of Business is a two-week summer program designed for high-achieving Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latina/o, and Native American students entering their senior year of high school. Participants live on campus and learn from world-renowned faculty, work on a capstone group project with other students, and connect with corporate executives to expand their knowledge on business-related careers.

Program Dates: July 8-20, 2018

 

The EBL Program enrollment is currently full for 2018. The 2019 EBL applications will open in Spring 2019.


Activities

  • Attend seminars led by College of Business faculty about concepts in accounting, finance, marketing, and other business disciplines

  • Have your resume reviewed and participate in a mock interview with a Business Career Adviser

  • Practice your presentation and public speaking skills and learn professional business etiquette

  • Create a business plan and work on a capstone group project

  • Visit corporations and discover careers in business

  • Learn about the University of Illinois admissions process and other available University resources

 

Application Criteria

  • Open to Black, African American, Hispanic, Latina/o, and Native American students who will be entering their senior year of high school and:

    • have a “B” (3.2/4.0) GPA or higher in a solid academic curriculum;

    • demonstrate leadership through extracurricular and volunteer activities and work experience; and

    • must be available for the entirety of the program (July 8-20, 2018).

 

Cost & Scholarships

  • A $500 program fee that covers housing, meals, and social activities will be due by June 29 for accepted students.

  • Partial and full need-based scholarships to attend the Emerging Business Leaders program are guaranteed for qualified students.

  • Students who complete the program and apply and are admitted into the Gies College of Business will receive a $5,000 renewable scholarship!

 

Additional Information

Email us at admissions@business.illinois.edu or call (217) 244-3890.