Young Entrepreneurs Business Week can help your daughter or son build business competency, college credit, career direction and confidence. During this immersive, week-long program, your teen will learn about business and teamwork—all while developing life-long friendships and leadership skills. Choose between any of the following weeks:
University of Portland (UP): July 9-15, 2017
University of Oregon (UO): July 23-29, 2017
Oregon State University (OSU): Aug. 6-12, 2017
Students take home professional skills to help them thrive in college and in the workplace.
YEBW's Business Week curriculum covers business fundamentals, financial literacy and professional development, as students:
- Run mock companies
- Compete in business simulations
- Develop an original business product
- Present business plan presentations
Each week-long YEBW program offers a one-of-a-kind, on-campus experience... Students can earn college credit at Oregon State University, regardless of which YEBW campus they choose. The program is accredited through OSU; your son or daughter can earn undergraduate credit (BA 150 - Exploring Entrepreneurship) at a significant discount.
Beyond business fundamentals, students discover new industries and career fields. YEBW empowers young people to explore their talents and interests while developing transferable skills. As students complete activities and network with mentors, they discover there is a business side to every occupation—regardless of whether they pursue entrepreneurship.
During the week, students also:
- Attend inspiring presentations from entrepreneurs and executives
- Learn about networking and etiquette
- Practice mock job interviews
- Bond during team-building exercises
- Develop presentations and public speaking skills
Throughout the week, teens have opportunities to take on leadership roles and develop professional skills in:
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Public Speaking
Throughout the week, students gain hands-on business experience and leadership training from real entrepreneurs, executives, educators and professionals. Teens who complete Business Week become part of the YEBW community and network—filled with students peers and business leaders who support their future success.