Summer Venture in Business

A pre-college summer academy for underrepresented ethnic minority students in high school and/or potential first-generation college students who are interested in business

Overview

The Summer Venture in Business (SVB) is a pre-college summer academy housed in the University of Kansas School of Business for underrepresented ethnic minority students in high school and/or potential first-generation college students who are interested in business.

The goal of this program is to familiarize high school students with aspects of the college experience in and out of the classroom. It will serve as a pipeline program for students to access academic resources and opportunities at KU. In addition to exposing participants to business topics, the SVB aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge for applying to the university, succeeding in college, and prospering in their careers.

2022 Summer Venture in Business

The School of Business plans to host two in-person Summer Venture in Business sessions:

  • June 5–7, 2022
  • July 8–10, 2022

The priority application deadline will be announced in early spring 2022.

SVB participants will engage in lectures centered on the academic majors of the School of Business:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Business analytics
  • Finance
  • Information systems
  • Management and leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain management

Instruction in college preparedness and career preparedness also are incorporated. The program is facilitated by students, faculty and corporate representatives who will coordinate program activities.

Rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade minority students and/or potential first-generation college students are eligible to participate. 

The School of Business gives priority to those in these populations:

  • Students from the state of Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area,
  • Rising sophomores and juniors,
  • Students who would be the first in their family to attend college or a first-generation college student.

There is no cost to participating in this program.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Dyamond Ross at dyross@ku.edu or 785-864-1562.

Eligibility

  • Rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade minority students and/or potential first-generation college students are eligible to participate.

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