Exploring Majors & Careers in Business Program

The College of Business Administration at the University of Akron is inviting 23 interested high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend an exciting 2-day, overnight, and highly interactive experience designed to help high school students better identify and define what career and major possibilities await them.

This invitation goes to students who are thinking about college and who would benefit from exploring personal strengths, leadership skills, how they relate to potential career choices and with the added benefit of meeting leaders in those respective industries.

Students do not have to be committed to a major or minor in business to attend. Candidates only need to want to have a great time in exploring potential majors and career options while meeting extraordinary leaders and peers!

The program fee is WAIVED for all accepted applicants. We are offering this program to students who want to explore college and professional opportunities while enhancing their resumes. The Exploring Majors and Careers in Business Program will include:

  • Exploring individual strengths, skills, and values that help define future success
  • Career exploration
  • An overnight experience in new residence hall on campus
  • Half-Day experiences at The J.M. Smucker Company and FedEx Custom Critical
  • Dinner and baseball game at Canal Park Stadium with the Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Guest break-out sessions with major/career-specific discussions and Q&A
  • Meeting students leaders, and more!

Dates: Thursday, June 26th and Friday June 27th

Time: Thursday, June 26th Registration at 8:00 a.m; Program concludes on Friday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m (parents are invited to a closing reception from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium)

Location: The University of Akron, South Hall, Grant Street, Akron, Ohio

Registration Deadline is: Wednesday June 18th at 11:59 p.m.

Please Contact: Kevin Smith, Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement at 330-972-8115

Exploring Majors and Careers in Business Day Program Registration

Enrollment is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the 23 spots are filled, a waiting list is created. Students placed on a waiting list will be notified of their final placement status by June 22nd or before.

Cancellation Policy:
There is no cost to the family or student for this program. However, the costs of the resources and materials of this program are $400 per student. Students who register for this program and accept a space in the program (at no cost) will have 72 hours from the beginning date and time of the program to cancel their attendance. Failure to cancel 72 hours in advance makes the student/family subject to paying a $400 cancellation fee. This fee WILL NOT be assessed for students who attend the program. By registering for this program, student/family acknowledges that they have read, understand, and agree to these terms.

First Name
Last Name
Mailing Address
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Anticipated Graduation Year
Any Major of interest (please note it does not have to specifically be business)
High School
Have you previously attended an event at University of Akron? Which one
How did you find out about this program? (Please indicate the ways from which you found this program): Word of mouth
Guidance counselor
E-mail from a teacher
University of Akron e-mail