LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its second annual Summer Venture in Business program June 3-5 at Capitol Federal Hall.
The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential first-generation college students, who are interested in business with collegiate life both in and out of the classroom. It aims to serve as a pipeline program by introducing participants to business topics and equipping them with the resources to apply to KU and be successful in college.
This year’s cohort includes 36 students from 29 high schools across Kansas and in the Kansas City region. Participants will stay on campus in Naismith Hall and receive a scholarship to cover the cost to attend.
Steven Johnson Jr., director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Programs at the School of Business, will oversee program activities, which will be led by KU business faculty, staff and students, along with corporate representatives. Activities include workshops about college and career preparedness, lectures about the school’s academic majors, a visit to Hallmark’s Lawrence Production Center and social events.
Featured sponsors of this year’s program are EY, Hallmark, Koch Industries, KPMG and Naismith Hall.
The inaugural Summer Venture in Business was held June 4-6, 2017. Former KU Student Body President Stephonn Alcorn and Vice President Gabby Naylor, both of whom are now School of Business graduates, introduced the program in their Student Senate coalition platform in 2016.
More information about Summer Venture in Business can be found on the business school’s website at business.ku.edu/programs/summer-venture-in-business.