We Offer Three Program Options to Choose From
Washington Business Week programs provide opportunities for high school students to learn about the fundamentals of business while building job skills. We conduct week-long residential programs at three university campuses in the summer, three cities in Poland, and offer our in-school programs in rural areas throughout Washington state during the academic year. At each program, students undertake hands-on projects providing them the opportunity to operate a business and create a new product.
Summer Programs – A Week-long Immersive Experience on a University Campus (6 days)
With programs located at three Washington universities, our Summer Programs offer students a chance to experience simulated career challenges in a general business setting or in the career-focused pathways of healthcare, agri-energy, and manufacturing. Teens will live on the university campus of their choice and interact with professionals and peers as a company during the day, and afterwards, enjoy outdoor activities, volleyball, rec halls, and the campus amenities with their newly made teammates.
In only six days, students build a team, launch a company, compete in a dynamic industry simulation, sharpen communication skills, and recreate the energy and results-focus of the workplace.
In-School Community Programs – Taught in the High School Classroom (4 to 5 days)
These community-focused day programs include the best components of the summer program in a short period of time at select rural Washington locations. Based on a local college or business, students attend our in-school programs as part of their graduation requirement. In-School Programs in business are offered at Pasco and Chiawana High Schools, Centralia/Chehalis Regional, Okanogan and Oman Regional, Willapa Harbor Regional, Aberdeen High School, and Montesano High School. The In-School Program in energy is offered at Bremerton High School
International Programs – An Immersive Business Week Experience in Poland and Italy (8 days)
Business Week is offered to high school students in Boleslawowo, Gdansk, and Gdynia, Poland. Each program consists of one hundred Polish high school students, ten business volunteers from the U.S., ten American high school students, Polish educators, and two Business Week staff. International Business Week places American business professionals and student volunteers in an advisor role to students abroad, leading a team to success in our dynamic, cross-cultural program. Volunteer advisors educate, share expertise, and provide feedback to a team of 10 t0 12 English-speaking students.