Program immerses high school students in business world

Published: Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT

Utah Business Week will celebrate its 33rd year of immersing high school juniors and seniors into the world of business.

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LOGAN — Looking for something educational for your teenager to do this summer? Utah Business Week will celebrate its 33rd year of immersing high school juniors and seniors into the world of business.

Originally launched in the 1980s, Utah Business Week is a weeklong business boot camp that exposes young people to all aspects of business. Students spend the week at Utah State University attending classes taught by some of state’s most prominent business professionals.

Participants are divided into "companies" where they will develop a product and create a logo and radio commercial to market it. A panel of judges will evaluate their work to select the eventual winners.

Students will also compete in a simulated business experience where they have to make business decisions regarding various issues, including supply and demand, advertising, personnel, facilities and equipment needs, as well as research and development.

Besides working on projects, students interact with top local business executives and learn from their years of business expertise, explained Utah Business Week administrative chairwoman Chelci Fullmer.

This year, students will hear from representatives from Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Questar and Workers Compensation Fund, among other Utah companies, she said.

Besides the business curriculum, students also participate in dances and team athletic activities. Cost for the one-week program is $100 per student. This year's program will run July 27 to Aug. 2.

To register, visit www.utahbusinessweek.org or call 385-351-8340.

— Jasen Lee

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