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South Carolina Business Week
July 15-20, 2012
Sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
The mission of South Carolina Business Week is to contribute to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship.
South Carolina Business Week is available to the state's rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. More than 30 prominent business executives are invited to teach current business topics and leadership skills. Students are solicited through the guidance departments of both public and private high schools.
20 executives are recruited to remain with the students for the entire week, managing a team of students called a "company" in an advisory capacity. Starting with the basics and adding topics throughout the week, students collaborate with executives in an intensive program designed to develop a thorough understanding of private enterprise. Along with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, some issues included in the program include:
Basic Business Finance
Ethics in business
The significance of diversity in business
Additionally, student interaction with professionals provides them with the opportunity to gain information on a number of career options. Many students begin to form important choices related to college degree major and professional field of interest during South Carolina Business Week.
The program will feature the following activities:
Information on future career opportunities and trends in business;
Direct interaction throughout the week with loaned executives from companies like Michelin, SCANA and Colonial Life
Opportunity to experience college life and make new friends from across South Carolina;
A tour of a major industry facility to obtain hands-on knowledge of business; andSocial activities such as pizza parties, a dance, sporting games and a talent night.
Business at Moore (BAM) Summer Program
June 16-22, 2012 at the University of South Carolina
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina has announced acceptance of applicatons for the 2012 Wells Fargo Business at Moore summer program (BAM). BAM is scheduled for June 16-22, 2012 at USC.
Benefits of the program include:
- Participation in a FREE summer program designed to introduce students to a variety of business fields.
- Opportunity to experience campus life.
- Parent(s) are included in opening weekend (with lodging and participation in several events at no charge) and the closing banquet.
For more information please see your guidance counselor.