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 Walton College of Business Summer Camps for 2021 will adhere to strict CDC guidelines, or take place virtually.*
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 2021.

Business Leadership Academy

Business Leadership Academy

July 25th-30th, 2021 (Incoming Freshmen, In Person)

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

Fleischer Scholars Program

May 22nd - June 26th, 2021 (11th & 12th graders, Virtual)

Fleischer Scholars Program is a summer 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. Application Fee: $50.

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

Technology Awareness Program

June 28th - July 2nd, 2021 (5th - 9th graders, Virtual) 

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. Additionally, the students will have opportunities to interact with minority professionals and observe them in their work environment. Application Fee: $25.

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