University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Discovering Business: Summer Programs

*Due to COVID-19, all ODI Summer Camps for 2022 will adhere to strict CDC guidelines.*
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. See information below regarding available camps for Summer 2022.

Business Leadership Academy

Business Leadership Academy

June 5th-8th, 2022 (Invitation Only)

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 9th - June 12th, 2022 (9th -12th graders) 

Technology Awareness Program is a 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. 

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Technology Awareness Program

Accounting Career Awareness Program

June 19th-June 24th (11th and 12th Graders)

The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Through ACAP’s efforts, students have received educational enrichment experiences and practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting. The ACAP program is free to students and provides a unique opportunity to connect and expose minority high school students through an intense but fun, week long program that introduces students to accounting, finance, economics, technology and management while providing the foundation of financial literacy and the development of interpersonal skills.

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