Raj Soin College of Business to host high school business camp

College to award five scholarships to winning students

A team of students from the 2013 Professional Business Institute gather data at Scene75 for their case study.

The Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University will present its second annual Professional Business Institute from July 20 to 23 in partnership with WesBanco, Scene75, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Wright State’s Small Business Development Center.

This four-day residential business camp for 33 high school juniors and seniors from the Dayton area and beyond will be divided into teams of five to six students and will be given a unique challenge related to Scene75 or Young’s Jersey Dairy to solve.  The institute will include interactive classes taught by Wright State College of Business faculty and successful business leaders.

The program will conclude with presentations from each of the six teams that will be judged by executives from WesBanco, GE Capital, Scene75, Young’s Jersey Dairy and Cambium Technologies. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Wright State.

“Everybody needs a little business — whether it be in science, entertainment, politics, the arts, health care, education, engineering or owning a business, every sector of our local, state and regional economy needs young people with business savvy.  We’re really excited to partner with our community to expose students to the importance of business no matter what career they pursue,” said D.R. Fannin, director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy.

Students will have the opportunity to get a taste of college life by staying on campus for three nights in campus housing, and experiencing Wright State’s Campus Recreation center, including the rock-climbing wall.

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