2017 Emerging Business Leaders Program


Sun, 7/9/2017 - Thu, 7/27/2017

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to racial and ethnic minority students who will be entering their senior year of high school


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus
Phone: (217) 244-3890


  • (217) 244-3890


Parent Program(s):

  • College of Business



Content Area(s):



July 9 - 27, 2017 (tentative and subject to change)

About the program

The Emerging Business Leaders Program at Illinois is a summer program designed for high-achieving Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latina/o, and Native American minority 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 racial and ethnic minority 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

Cost & Scholarships

  • $500 program fee (covers housing, meals, and social activities) will be due in May 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!

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