Summer Business Academy

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The most innovative, productive and successful organizations draw prepared leaders and managers from a wide range of business sectors spanning an increasingly diverse workforce. Professionals from historically underrepresented groups are advancing into leadership roles across many professionals areas and as a result, are being recognized as essential additions to the functioning of current and future business, government, and entrepreneurial organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region, the nation, and the world.

To continue the growth of workplace diversity and inclusion, we created the Summer Business Academy. Its goal is to support the graduate business exploration of rising college juniors and seniors by offering exposure to the latest management and leadership theory and applications. A one-week academically-centered learning experience that offers participants a robust learning environment to enhance their knowledge of business education and how a graduate degree can fit into professional development.

Participants will have a unique Johns Hopkins Carey Business School experience with exposure to current leadership practices such as case training and competitions, roundtable discussions with alumni, project-based learning opportunities to work on problems faced by local businesses, and one-on-one training with Carey Business School experts.

The program includes:

“Finding Your Leadership Skills” Sessions

Participants will explore their passion with this deep-dive series of industry-specific workshops that explore and build upon their career interests.

Career Workshops

Led by Carey’s Career Development Office, these workshops will be geared toward participants’ grade level with a focus on career assessment, coaching, and overall career support to help clarify their interests.

Corporate Visits

Corporate visits will give participants the opportunity to view workplaces first-hand and network with professionals in a variety of fields.

Admissions Criteria

Participants are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Because the Summer Business Academy is designed to help promote educational diversity and opportunity in business, we also take into consideration additional criteria of the applicant:

Identifies as a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African American, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender); Is the first family member to attend college, or from a family with little business education or experience;

Is from a school whose graduates are historically underrepresented (e.g. attends an HBCU, Women’s College/University or attends a community college as part of a four-year degree).
International students are not eligible.

Program Location
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

For more information, please contact:
Roger Williams
Senior Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
(410) 234-9277

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