Three years after the successful Executive Leadership Workshop was first offered on campus during spring break, Holy Cross has announced plans for its new Summer Business Program. Like the workshop, the Summer Business Program will feature instruction and presentations by Holy Cross alumni/ae who have built distinguished business careers.
The three-week immersion into the art and science of business and entrepreneurship is designed to enhance the careers of current students and recent graduates, according to program director David Chu, who is also associate professor of economics and prebusiness adviser.
"In keeping with what makes Holy Cross so special, this will be a unique learning opportunity, with a strong emphasis on personalized instruction," Chu says. "It will focus on the tools needed to work in and run a business as well as leadership development, entrepreneurship — and how moral values and ethical practices lead to business success."
Limited to 30 students, the program will be offered June 4-22. Lectures, case studies, team projects, business simulations, field trips to area businesses and networking events will all be part of the program. The cost of the three-week program, including all materials and room and board, is $2,400. Financial aid is available for eligible students.
"We believe that, after three weeks studying with professors and skilled executives, students will leave with new perspectives, enhanced marketability and preparedness," Chu notes, "and a distinctive edge in the competitive and increasingly complex job market."
For more information on the inaugural session of the Summer Business Program, contact Chu by phone, at (508) 793-2206, or, by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.