University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Summer Programs

Each summer program offered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion focuses on building upon educational business goals for unrepresented students through a variety of career building exercises. 

Business Leadership Academy

Business Leadership Academy

June 9th - 13th, 2019

Business Leadership Academy is a summer residential program for underrepresented incoming freshmen. BLA creates awareness of career opportunities within all business majors, while developing & enhancing leadership skills through collaboration & teamwork.

The Academy provides under-represented, newly admitted freshmen with:

  • Basic information on the significance of the retail industry with a focus on retail and consumer studies that demonstrate the interface with all business concentrations;
  • An introduction to the different areas of retail and marketing from the supplier and retailer perspectives;
  • Tools to develop and enhance their leadership skills through collaboration and teamwork;
  • Teaching students the benefits and functions of team building and cohesiveness; and
  • Mentors to support students in their transition from high school to college.
Technology Awareness Program

Technology Awareness Program

June 5th, June 6th, 2019 (Central AR Day Camps)
June 13th, June 14th, 2019 (NWA Day Camps)

Technology Awareness Program is a series of one-day summer camp for students with interest in technology. TAP is designed to introduce minority students to the field of computer information systems. The program aims to demonstrate how technology is utilized to assist business organizations in their decision-making process to operate more effectively. Students will have an opportunity to participate in the preparation and presentation of a challenging team project. Additionally, the students will have opportunities to interact with minority professionals and observe them in their work environment.

The 1st day for each site is for 6th and 7th graders, and the 2nd day is for 9th -11th graders.

Technology Awareness Program

Fleischer Scholars Program I

June 16th - 21st, 2019

Fleischer Scholars Program is a summer residential program serving first-generation, low-income students interested in business. Rising high school juniors & seniors chosen to participate in the program will work in teams to develop business plans & work with business professionals.

The Fleischer Scholars Program is a week-long summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. FSP has two fundamental elements:

  • A summer bridge program
  • A four-year partial college scholarship to support tuition and educational expenses.

Students in the Fleischer Scholars Program benefit from a variety of resources and learn skills to succeed and overcome their socio-economic challenges. The program instills education as the key to their future success and helps them make the transition from high school to college.


Benefactors:
The Fleischer Scholars Program was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fleischer. Mr. Fleischer is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR), one of the largest, and fastest growing net-lease Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Fleischer are using their financial resources and influence to help socio-economically disadvantaged students in Arkansas obtain a college education.

Technology Awareness Program

Fleischer Scholars Program II

June 16th - 21st, 2019 (Previous Participation in Fleischer Scholars I Required)

Fleischer Scholars Program II is an extension of FSP I for returning participants. In addition to developing a business plan, they will work hands-on with a locally owned small business, non-profit organization or charity. These students will put their plans into action and present their progress.

Benefactors
The Fleischer Scholars Program was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fleischer. Mr. Fleischer is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR), one of the largest, and fastest growing net-lease Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Fleischer are using their financial resources and influence to help socio-economically disadvantaged students in Arkansas obtain a college education.

Technology Awareness Program

Accounting Career Awareness Program

June 23rd - 28th, 2019

Accounting Career Awareness Program is a residential program designed to introduce underrepresented rising high school juniors & seniors to accounting & business careers.
ACAP students will attend undergraduate-level classes & network with accounting professionals from local companies.

There are educational and personal development benefits to attending the ACAP Program. Some of the benefits include:

  • Learn what basic skills are needed for accounting.
  • Develop the proper etiquette needed for interviews, jobs and the general business environment.
  • Network, make new friends and develop personal skills in a real-life college setting.
  • Attend technical sessions to learn more about accounting and finance as a course of study.
  • Meet and hear from a panel of accounting and finance professionals.
  • Participate in corporate visits and network with corporate executives.
  • Learn the requirements for becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) and the importance of having a CPA certification.
  • Join the ACAP Alumni Association to keep in contact with former ACAP students.
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