Monday, June 4, 2012

Widener to Host Summer Business Camp for High School Students

Picture from a previous camp
Widener University’s School of Business Administration is hosting a summer business camp for high school students. Interested participants can choose to attend either Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 12 or Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19. The camp is made possible with funding from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.

The goal of the camp is to give motivated high school students the experience to learn in a collegiate setting while receiving an introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of business. The weeklong camp will culminate with the students working in teams to establish, operate and analyze their own business venture. 

“Widener is committed to civic engagement, and one of the ways in which the SBA supports this mission is by providing young people with experiences like this to help them develop into tomorrow’s business leaders,” said School of Business Administration Dean Savas Özatalay. “The goal is to inspire and cultivate success among these youth so that they can eventually give back to and strengthen their communities.”

Camp participants will engage in hands-on activities and field trips to gain an understanding of the various disciplines that comprise a business administration program. Trips include behind-the-scenes looks at both TD Bank in Chester and PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union.

For the business venture, the students will develop a business plan, which will require product and customer research. They’ll also develop a marketing plan and learn to manage their business’s finances. After launching their business and selling their product to the Widener community, the groups will then analyze their efforts and present their results at the close of camp.

For more information, or to register, contact Jessica Hoopes, assistant dean for relationship development, at or 610-499-4304.

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