2016 Emerging Business Leaders Program

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Sun, 7/10/2016 - Thu, 7/28/2016
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school.



  • (217) 244-3890


Parent Program(s):

  • College of Business



Content Area(s):



July 10 - 28, 2016

About the program

The Emerging Business Leaders Program at Illinois is a summer program designed for high-achieving students entering their senior year of high school. If you’re interested in learning more about the Illinois Business experience, the Emerging Business Leaders program may be a good fit for you. You’ll live on campus and learn from world-renowned faculty, work on a capstone group project with other students, and connect with corporate executives to expand your knowledge on careers that are related to business.


  • Attend seminars led by College of Business faculty about concepts in accounting, finance, marketing, and other business disciplines
  • Have your resume reviewed and conduct a mock interview with an Illinois Business Career Adviser
  • Practice your presentation and public speaking skills and learn professional business etiquette
  • Create a business plan and work on a capstone group project
  • Visit corporations to learn about careers in business
  • Learn about the University of Illinois admissions process (and how to write effective essays to make yourself stand out!)

Application Criteria

  • Open to underrepresented students who will be entering their senior year of high school
  • Students must have a “B” (3.2/4.0) GPA or higher
  • Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular and volunteer activities and work experience
  • Students must be available for the entirety of the program, which runs from July 10-28, 2016.

Cost & Scholarships

  • $500 program fee (covers housing, meals, and social activities) will be due May 15th, 2016 for accepted students.
  • Full need based scholarships are guaranteed for students who qualify.
  • Students who complete the program and decide to enroll in the College of Business at Illinois will receive a renewable scholarship to help cover their college costs!

Application & Important Dates

  • Visit the Emerging Business Leaders website for online application
  • April 1: Program application and optional scholarship form due
  • April 15: Program decisions sent via email
  • May 1: Accepted students must notify the College of Business if they choose to attend the program
  • May 15: $500 program fee due
  • July 10-28: Emerging Business Leaders Program in Champaign, Illinois

States Impacted:

University of Illinois
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