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 hosted its 2022 Summer Venture in Business in two sessions: June 5–7 and July 8–10.

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 participate in this program.

All participants will be housed in a university residence hall located on the beautiful KU campus and near the School of Business. Students will be paired with a roommate of the same gender and live on the same floor of the residence hall with on-site housing staff.

Participants will eat at a campus dining facility close to their residence hall. Because students will walk between program sessions, comfortable shoes are recommended.

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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