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 campuses in the summer, three cities in Poland, one city in Belarus, 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 (5-6 days)
With one residential summer program in the Puget Sound and two day programs, 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, and manufacturing. In our residential program, teens will live on the Seattle University campus for the week 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. Our day program combines the best aspects of our company meetings and speakers with the exciting extracurricular activities for an amazing week.
In only one week, 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 serve students from Centralia High School, WF West High School, White Pass School District, Aberdeen Schools, Hoquiam Schools, Omak High School and Okanogan High School.
International Programs – An Immersive Business Week Experience in Poland (8 days)
Business Week is offered to high school students in Boleslawowo, Gdansk, and Gdynia, Poland, in Minsk, Belarus, as well as cities throughout Italy. Our Poland and Belarus programs consists of one hundred high school students, ten business volunteers from the U.S., several American high school students, and educators. International Business Week places American business professionals and student volunteers in an advisory role to students abroad, leading a team to success in our dynamic, cross-cultural program. Volunteer advisers educate, share expertise, and provide feedback to a team of 10 t0 12 English-speaking students.