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Bentley College Hosting Summer Business Camps for High School Students
June 11, 2002
WALTHAM, Mass. - Is it possible for high school students to learn and have fun during summer vacation? At Bentley College, summer camps Wall Street 101 and Leadership Institute give high school students an entrée to private enterprise, starting a business and the ins-and-outs of Wall Street.
During the one-week residential programs, held at Bentley in Waltham, Mass., students also get a taste of college life by living on campus. They dine in the cafeteria, use the athletic center, and join in social events such as barbecues, pool parties, movie nights, and field trips into Boston.
Wall Street 101- July 28 to August 3, 2002
Sponsored by Nasdaq, Wall Street 101 offers students a fun and interactive opportunity to learn about investments and risk management. Students will learn more about the financial industry and other business fields by using Bentley's state-of-the-art Trading Room- one of a few such facilities in the country- and other technological resources. Participants explore the stock market, conduct simulated trading sessions, and discover the process of investment through classroom and hands-on exercises. They also visit Boston's financial district to learn more about evaluating business and such key financial venues as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
"Forget camps that teach how to slug home runs like Mark McGwire," wrote USA Today (August 8, 2000). "Today, many high schoolers think it's cool to calculate price-earnings ratios, analyze balance sheets and trade stocks online."
The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, sponsors of Wall Street 101, continues in its long-standing partnership with Bentley. "There's just no place else in the country with this facility meshed with the strong financial market and the Boston Stock Exchange," said Bentley Assistant Professor of Finance Patrick Gregory, academic director of Wall Street 101.
Leadership Institute - July 7 to July 12, 2002
For over 20 years, Leadership Institute at Bentley College has offered insight into the world of private enterprise. Within a fun and interactive setting, students learn more about what it means to establish and run a business. During the week, students form fictitious companies and engage in friendly competition.
Each company, guided by business professionals and advisers, develops marketing plans and designs an advertising campaign for their product. At the end of the week, prizes are awarded to companies with the best presentation.
"It's a great educational and social experience, in a safe, controlled environment," said Gabriel Repassy, Leadership Institute director. "It's unbridled competition and true capitalism."
Participants take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities such as Bentley's Center for Marketing Technology and Trading Room, where they conduct case studies and simulations. Corporate sponsors such as The Gillette Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers help provide scholarship grants and send advisors to campus.
"The Leadership Institute provides a great opportunity to learn about business and begin to think about a career in the company of other talented and motivated young people," said Bentley College President Joseph G. Morone.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
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