Over 40 high school students learned what it’s like to work in the field of business during a residential camp hosted by Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business.
The Professional Business Institute is a five-day camp with 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.
“Before this camp, I wasn’t interested in going to college but now I definitely want to attend college and maybe even Wright State,” said Cameron Cox, a senior at Stivers School for the Arts.
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 top three teams each received a $1000 scholarship to Wright State.
Synchrony Financial and Scene 75 sponsored the camp.