2017 Emerging Business Leaders Program

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Sun, 7/9/2017 - Thu, 7/27/2017
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latina/o, & Native American students entering senior year


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus
Phone: (217) 244-3890


  • (217) 244-3890


Parent Program(s):

  • College of Business



Content Area(s):


The Emerging Business Leaders program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is a 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.


  • 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 an Illinois 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 to learn about careers in business
  • Learn about the University of Illinois admissions process (and how to write effective college application essays to make yourself stand out!)

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;
  • demonstrate leadership through extracurricular and volunteer activities and work experience; and
  • must be available for the entirety of the program (July 9-27, 2017).

Cost & Scholarships

  • A $500 program fee that covers housing, meals, and social activities will be due by May 15 for accepted students.
  • Full need-based scholarships to attend the Emerging Business Leaders program are guaranteed for qualified students.
  • Students who complete the program and decide to enroll in the College of Business at Illinois will receive a renewable scholarship to help cover their college costs!

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