Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders
This fellowship offers students from HBCUs and HSIs an unrivalled opportunity to launch their future in business management.

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What are the details?

Who: The fellowship is open to 25 freshmen per fellowship class. Students must be current freshmen enrolled at an HBCU or HSI as of November 2014. Students may apply from any major, but should demonstrate an interest in business.

Cost: The Summer Institute is an all-expense-paid fellowship that includes airfare; full room and board at campus dormitories; transportation; the cost of materials, events and entertainment that are part of the program.

What: Students attend for two weeks a year, for two consecutive years. The 2015 session will run from August 2-14. Upon completing their second session, students are issued a Certificate of Completion as an emerging leader and manager that can be cited on their resume or provided as evidence of marketable skills.

Where: As a systemwide initiative, the program will rotate throughout the University of California's six participating business schools. This year's program will be at the University of California, San Diego in partnership with the Rady School of Management.

The University of California, San Diego is one of the top-ranked public research universities in the nation. Its rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university’s award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.

The Rady School of Management develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge. Rady is at the nexus of research, development and innovation — it underlies our curriculum and our academic model.

San Diego, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California and is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

With breakthrough technology and life sciences companies and research organizations, the largest military concentration in the world, and a strong tourism industry, the San Diego region has one of the most diverse, dynamic economies in the country. San Diego has been ranked as one of the most innovative cities in the US and in the world, as a top city for new college graduates starting careers, and as a top hub for start-ups.

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