Summer Success with AE2: Opportunities in Entrepreneurship, Design, and Business

Calling all future entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and designers! We’ve compiled a list of opportunities you can pursue this summer to boost your college applications while quarantined. These are great opportunities for you to highlight your passions and show that you stay motivated even during the summer.

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

Many universities host programs for high schoolers centered around business and design. These are generally paid courses that give students a taste of college life. The following are some highlights that are still accepting applicants. If you have a specific dream school, we recommend looking on their website to see if they have a summer program that is still accepting applications.

WHARTON FUTURE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

Grades: 9-11

Cost: $3,850

Deadline: July 20th

Description: The Future of the Business World online course is a dynamic learning experience for exceptional high school students from around the world. It is designed to introduce students to areas of research by the Wharton faculty and engage them as the next generation of global business leaders. Students attend live daily online events and work independently. Ultimately, they use all the ideas and insights from the course to create final projects that make predictions about the future of the business world. This new course is a chance for students to begin to identify interests and lay the foundation for future education and career goals.

Link

NORTHWESTERN E-FOCUS SEMINAR

Grades: 11-12

Cost: $600

Deadline: June 19th

Description: Northwestern’s highly engaging Wildcat Connect: e-FOCUS Seminars are designed to expose students to top Northwestern faculty highlighting themes relevant today. These five noncredit interactive seminars are two weeks in length and are structured like a college seminar course. These seminars may also include virtual field trips and guest speakers.

Link

CMU PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

Grades: 10-11

Cost: $3,748 per course

Deadline: May 29th

Description: Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, Summer Session offers approximately two dozen courses from academic disciplines across the university. Successful Summer Session students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college, and have the potential to receive college credit for the coursework at Carnegie Mellon and other institutions that accepts the credit. Available courses include Principles of Macroeconomics.

Link

COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Competitions are a great resource to utilize, especially as most of them can be done in the comfort of your own home. They’re a way to stand out in admissions by highlighting your competitive strengths. Many competitions also have cash prizes, which will help you start saving up for college (or just treat yourself!). For even more opportunities we recommend checking out Scholarships.com.

THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE

Grades: 9-12

Prize: $5,500-$13,000

Deadline: Registration opens in August

Description: The Diamond Challenge is offered as a philanthropic education initiative by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. As such, it provides free, open-access resources for students, educators and practitioners of entrepreneurship. Participation in the Diamond Challenge involves learning from the pursuit of new ideas. It also involves the creation, submission and presentation of original content in the form of business and social concepts. This challenge involves submitting an in-depth case deck, so we recommend starting in June, so you’re ready for registration in August.

Link

THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE

Grades: K-12

Prize: Up To $100,000

Deadline: May 1st 2021

Description: The Paradigm Challenge is an ongoing competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.

Link

LEMONADE DAY

Grades: 6-12

Prize: $100

Deadline: June 15th

Description: Design a lemonade stand from home and submit your design virtually for a chance to win. You can even win the title of National Entrepreneur of the Year.

Link

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

START A BUSINESS

Take initiative and work on your own start-up this summer. It can highlight your leadership and business acumen to colleges and give you experience in business development and entrepreneurship.

REACH OUT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES

Many local businesses are suffering currently and are looking for support. Think about your strengths (whether it’s marketing or design or software development) and see if you can contribute as an intern.

FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC

With the global pandemic going on, there are many ways to help while showing off your love for business. Consider advocating in your community about supporting small businesses and working on a start-up that’s helping fight the pandemic.

FINAL THOUGHTS

We hope you found something exciting for you on this list. If not, don’t worry! We will be coming out with more opportunities everyday this week, many of which intersect with design and entrepreneurship. You can also check out some of our other articles this week on summer opportunities here, here and here. If you don’t want to miss out, you can subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page!

Calling all future entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and designers! We’ve compiled a list of opportunities you can pursue this summer to boost your college applications while quarantined. These are great opportunities for you to highlight your passions and show that you stay motivated even during the summer.

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

Many universities host programs for high schoolers centered around business and design. These are generally paid courses that give students a taste of college life. The following are some highlights that are still accepting applicants. If you have a specific dream school, we recommend looking on their website to see if they have a summer program that is still accepting applications.

WHARTON FUTURE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

Grades: 9-11

Cost: $3,850

Deadline: July 20th

Description: The Future of the Business World online course is a dynamic learning experience for exceptional high school students from around the world. It is designed to introduce students to areas of research by the Wharton faculty and engage them as the next generation of global business leaders. Students attend live daily online events and work independently. Ultimately, they use all the ideas and insights from the course to create final projects that make predictions about the future of the business world. This new course is a chance for students to begin to identify interests and lay the foundation for future education and career goals.

Link

NORTHWESTERN E-FOCUS SEMINAR

Grades: 11-12

Cost: $600

Deadline: June 19th

Description: Northwestern’s highly engaging Wildcat Connect: e-FOCUS Seminars are designed to expose students to top Northwestern faculty highlighting themes relevant today. These five noncredit interactive seminars are two weeks in length and are structured like a college seminar course. These seminars may also include virtual field trips and guest speakers.

Link

CMU PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

Grades: 10-11

Cost: $3,748 per course

Deadline: May 29th

Description: Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, Summer Session offers approximately two dozen courses from academic disciplines across the university. Successful Summer Session students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college, and have the potential to receive college credit for the coursework at Carnegie Mellon and other institutions that accepts the credit. Available courses include Principles of Macroeconomics.

Link

COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Competitions are a great resource to utilize, especially as most of them can be done in the comfort of your own home. They’re a way to stand out in admissions by highlighting your competitive strengths. Many competitions also have cash prizes, which will help you start saving up for college (or just treat yourself!). For even more opportunities we recommend checking out Scholarships.com.

THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE

Grades: 9-12

Prize: $5,500-$13,000

Deadline: Registration opens in August

Description: The Diamond Challenge is offered as a philanthropic education initiative by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. As such, it provides free, open-access resources for students, educators and practitioners of entrepreneurship. Participation in the Diamond Challenge involves learning from the pursuit of new ideas. It also involves the creation, submission and presentation of original content in the form of business and social concepts. This challenge involves submitting an in-depth case deck, so we recommend starting in June, so you’re ready for registration in August.

Link

THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE

Grades: K-12

Prize: Up To $100,000

Deadline: May 1st 2021

Description: The Paradigm Challenge is an ongoing competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.

Link

LEMONADE DAY

Grades: 6-12

Prize: $100

Deadline: June 15th

Description: Design a lemonade stand from home and submit your design virtually for a chance to win. You can even win the title of National Entrepreneur of the Year.

Link

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

START A BUSINESS

Take initiative and work on your own start-up this summer. It can highlight your leadership and business acumen to colleges and give you experience in business development and entrepreneurship.

REACH OUT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES

Many local businesses are suffering currently and are looking for support. Think about your strengths (whether it’s marketing or design or software development) and see if you can contribute as an intern.

FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC

With the global pandemic going on, there are many ways to help while showing off your love for business. Consider advocating in your community about supporting small businesses and working on a start-up that’s helping fight the pandemic.

FINAL THOUGHTS

We hope you found something exciting for you on this list. If not, don’t worry! We will be coming out with more opportunities everyday this week, many of which intersect with design and entrepreneurship. You can also check out some of our other articles this week on summer opportunities here, here and here. If you don’t want to miss out, you can subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page!

Calling all future entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and designers! We’ve compiled a list of opportunities you can pursue this summer to boost your college applications while quarantined. These are great opportunities for you to highlight your passions and show that you stay motivated even during the summer.

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

Many universities host programs for high schoolers centered around business and design. These are generally paid courses that give students a taste of college life. The following are some highlights that are still accepting applicants. If you have a specific dream school, we recommend looking on their website to see if they have a summer program that is still accepting applications.

WHARTON FUTURE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

Grades: 9-11

Cost: $3,850

Deadline: July 20th

Description: The Future of the Business World online course is a dynamic learning experience for exceptional high school students from around the world. It is designed to introduce students to areas of research by the Wharton faculty and engage them as the next generation of global business leaders. Students attend live daily online events and work independently. Ultimately, they use all the ideas and insights from the course to create final projects that make predictions about the future of the business world. This new course is a chance for students to begin to identify interests and lay the foundation for future education and career goals.

Link

NORTHWESTERN E-FOCUS SEMINAR

Grades: 11-12

Cost: $600

Deadline: June 19th

Description: Northwestern’s highly engaging Wildcat Connect: e-FOCUS Seminars are designed to expose students to top Northwestern faculty highlighting themes relevant today. These five noncredit interactive seminars are two weeks in length and are structured like a college seminar course. These seminars may also include virtual field trips and guest speakers.

Link

CMU PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

Grades: 10-11

Cost: $3,748 per course

Deadline: May 29th

Description: Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, Summer Session offers approximately two dozen courses from academic disciplines across the university. Successful Summer Session students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college, and have the potential to receive college credit for the coursework at Carnegie Mellon and other institutions that accepts the credit. Available courses include Principles of Macroeconomics.

Link

COMPETITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Competitions are a great resource to utilize, especially as most of them can be done in the comfort of your own home. They’re a way to stand out in admissions by highlighting your competitive strengths. Many competitions also have cash prizes, which will help you start saving up for college (or just treat yourself!). For even more opportunities we recommend checking out Scholarships.com.

THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE

Grades: 9-12

Prize: $5,500-$13,000

Deadline: Registration opens in August

Description: The Diamond Challenge is offered as a philanthropic education initiative by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. As such, it provides free, open-access resources for students, educators and practitioners of entrepreneurship. Participation in the Diamond Challenge involves learning from the pursuit of new ideas. It also involves the creation, submission and presentation of original content in the form of business and social concepts. This challenge involves submitting an in-depth case deck, so we recommend starting in June, so you’re ready for registration in August.

Link

THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE

Grades: K-12

Prize: Up To $100,000

Deadline: May 1st 2021

Description: The Paradigm Challenge is an ongoing competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.

Link

LEMONADE DAY

Grades: 6-12

Prize: $100

Deadline: June 15th

Description: Design a lemonade stand from home and submit your design virtually for a chance to win. You can even win the title of National Entrepreneur of the Year.

Link

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

START A BUSINESS

Take initiative and work on your own start-up this summer. It can highlight your leadership and business acumen to colleges and give you experience in business development and entrepreneurship.

REACH OUT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES

Many local businesses are suffering currently and are looking for support. Think about your strengths (whether it’s marketing or design or software development) and see if you can contribute as an intern.

FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC

With the global pandemic going on, there are many ways to help while showing off your love for business. Consider advocating in your community about supporting small businesses and working on a start-up that’s helping fight the pandemic.

FINAL THOUGHTS

We hope you found something exciting for you on this list. If not, don’t worry! We will be coming out with more opportunities everyday this week, many of which intersect with design and entrepreneurship. You can also check out some of our other articles this week on summer opportunities here, here and here. If you don’t want to miss out, you can subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page!

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