High school juniors and seniors learned what it’s like to work in the field of business during a residential camp hosted by Wright State’s Raj Soin College of Business (RSCOB).
The five-day camp provides an experiential learning environment that helps students explore their interests in business.
Students learn skills in economics, accounting, marketing, finance, management, information systems management and entrepreneurship. Students also participate in campus activities and network with students from other schools across the region.
“It shows you how to live life on your own, and I think that’s accentual for kids my age,” said Talaya Robinson-Dancy, a senior at Ponitz Career Technology Center.
Students work closely with the RSCOB faculty, staff, students and local business executives. “They get a taste of what it’s like to be a business leader,” Jonah Sandler, CEO of Scene 75, this year’s host company.
Students are divided into teams with a business student-coach and work on real-world business challenges. Each team has a different business problem to solve.
At the end of the camp, local business professionals judge team presentations and solutions. Members of the winning team each receive a $500 scholarship to RSCOB.
WesBanco, Synchrony Financial, Ohio Small Business Development Centers, Day of Caring 365, Merrill Lynch and Scene 75 sponsored the camp.