What can I expect?
The Institute is committed to making sure students receive an unrivalled experience over the course of their two summers in the program.
Your days will include field trips to leading area companies and attractions, as well as lessons and lectures on the university campus.
Still wondering what to expect? A partial schedule from the 2012 Summer Institute, held at UC Berkeley's Hass School of Business, will give you an idea of what the Institutes are like.
|7:00am||Enjoy breakfast and coffee with colleagues in the residence dining commons or outside in the California sunshine|
|8:00am||Meet with 24 colleagues and 4 instructors to review the day's topic; break into groups to brainstorm objectives for field trip-based research project|
|9:30am||Walk across campus together to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Station; travel to one of San Francisco's top clean energy firms|
|10:15am||Conference with CEO, CFO and other industry leaders, including short lectures and question-and-answer periods|
|12:00||Enjoy a catered lunch on the green at San Francisco's Embarcadero Plaza|
|1:30pm||Take part in a large-group discussion of achieved and revised objectives|
|2:00pm||Participate in small-group preparation of sustainable business model proposal, guided by instructors|
|3:00pm||Compare business and economic models in student panels|
|4:00pm||Walk back to the dorms; read, relax, and chat about tomorrow|
|6:00pm||Have dinner with friends|
|9:00am||Participate in hands-on workshop to learn skills in building rapport and establishing connections that are critical to business leadership|
|12:15pm||Join other SIEML fellows and corporate sponsors for lunch at the dining commons|
|2:00pm||Participate in workshop to build skills for interviewing, resume writing and cultivating a professional presence|
|3:30pm||Learn about budgeting and credit management with a representative of Wells Fargo Bank|
|5:00pm||Enjoy dinner with other SIEML fellows at the Crossroads Dining Commons|
|7:00pm||Join influential local leaders, including officials from UC, state government and the corporate sector, for an informal fireside chat|