American Business is a unique 2-week summer program designed to introduce American and Chinese high school students to a possible career in business. This program takes place at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. In a team-based simulation, students learn about the business world by running their own company and competing with other teams. One of the many highlights of this program is students experiencing working in cross-cultural teams and examining cultural differences as they solve daily business challenges.
The program will be held July 21-August 3, 2012 (an optional third week concludes on August 10).
Whether you’re an entrepreneur with the excitement of dreaming up a new product or service, or a manager at Ben & Jerry’s or Apple Computer, it takes a range of skills and talents to successfully run a business. During this program, students will learn about the key areas of business – accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations; learn problem-solving and how to work effectively in cross-cultural teams; explore business as a possible college major/minor by performing key business roles in leading a company; as well as develop strong friendships with Chinese students and start building important future connections in China.
Visits to Boston area companies will enhance participants’ understanding of possible careers within the business sector.
$6,000 scholarships (10 scholarships for 2012) are available to active members of FBLA on a competitive basis. See our application at: http://www.sinoamericanscholars.org/
- 16-18 years of age by July 2012
- U.S. citizen
- Accepted to American Business’ 2012 program
- Completed scholarship application to American Business and essay
- $6,000 toward 2012 program fee
Deadline: Rolling admissions and on a competitive first-come, first-served basis. Limit: 10 scholarships
Please direct any questions about the American Business Scholarship via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.