Quinnipiac University
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Hybrid Summer Pre-College High School Programs

Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This immersive experience provides the tools and knowledge to bring your future business ideas to life. High school students may participate in this 2-week hybrid program either fully online, or partially online with 4 full-day, on-campus sessions. You choose the path that works best for you.

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Overview

Learn and explore the powerful tools and techniques successful businesses use every day. The Quinnipiac School of Business has designed this program specifically for high school students interested in exploring digital innovation and launching new business ideas. Topics include data analytics and website development, critical thinking, problem solving, project management, team dynamics, leadership, research and validation of ideas, as well as an introduction to business planning using a lean business model canvas.

By the end of the program, you’ll have:
  • Acquired analytical and entrepreneurship skills to make you feel more prepared for college and the world of business.
  • Completed projects involving computer information systems (CIS) and business entrepreneurship to keep and share with admissions officers.
  • Improved business presentation skills and gained confidence in public speaking.

Costs

Option 1: $1,200 online only

Option 2: $1,800 hybrid model including online instruction with 4 full-day, on-campus sessions:

  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • All recreational activities, events and fees

No matter which option you choose, your tuition fee includes:

  • 2 weeks of a faculty-designed and delivered online or hybrid online/on-campus program (see schedule) with educational support staff, program materials and organized project work
  • All QU technology and software support
  • Quinnipiac T-shirt
  • Certificate of completion

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We offer practical experience in technologically advanced classrooms that emulate real-world business environments.

Program Dates: July 12-23, 2021

This 2-week program is scheduled to run both for fully online and hybrid online and on-campus options, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For those participating in the hybrid online and on-campus program, there are 4 on-campus live instructor days planned with other recreational and enrichment activities. If you choose to join our on-campus days, please ensure you are able to join us at:

Quinnipiac University School of Business
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518

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On-campus dates include:

  • Monday, July 12
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Tuesday, July 20
  • Friday, July 23

Daily Schedule

This is a current sample schedule and is subject to change between now and the start of the program.

Day 1 (Monday) — campus/online

9-10 a.m.
Introduction

10 a.m. - Noon
Web and information technology

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-3 p.m.
Creativity & design activity

3-4 p.m.
1st team competition begins

4-5 p.m.
Team building challenges

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 2 (Tuesday) — online

9-10 a.m.
Introduce mentors

10 a.m. - Noon
Work on 1st team competition

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-5 p.m.
Work on 1st team competition

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 3 (Wednesday) — online

9-10 a.m.
Work with mentors

10 a.m. - Noon
Work on 1st team competition

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-5 p.m.
Last team competition work period

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 4 (Thursday) — campus/online

9-10 a.m.
Presentation skills

10 a.m. - Noon
Presentation practice and coaching

Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch

1-2 p.m.
Presentations

2-3 p.m.
Awards and feedback

3-5 p.m.
On-campus activity

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 5 (Friday) — online

9-11 a.m.
Databases and Excel

11 a.m. - Noon
2nd competition begins

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-5 p.m.
Work on 2nd team competition

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 6 (Monday) — online

9-10 a.m.
Meet with mentors

10 a.m. - Noon
Work on 2nd team competition

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-3 p.m.
Work on 2nd team competition

3-4 p.m.
Live instruction

4-5 p.m.
Online activity

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 7 (Tuesday) — campus/online

9-10 a.m.
Meet with mentors

10-11 a.m.
Practice and prepare presentations

11 a.m. - Noon
Final presentations

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-2 p.m.
Awards and feedback

2-3 p.m.
Career conversations admissions Q&A session

3-5 p.m.
On-campus recreation activity

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 8 (Wednesday) — online

9-10 a.m.
Introduction to coding (Tableau)

10 a.m. - Noon
Interactive activity

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-5 p.m.
Last team competition work period

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 9 (Thursday) — online

9-10 a.m.
Meet with mentors

10 a.m. - Noon
Team working time

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-3 p.m.
Team preparation for presentation

3-5 p.m.
Online alumni career advice panel

5 p.m.
End of day

Day 10 (Friday) — campus/online

9-11 a.m.
Team presentation practice

11 a.m. - Noon
Team presentations

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch

1-3 p.m.
Awards and feedback

3-5 p.m.
Program celebration and certificates

5 p.m.
End of day

Participation Requirements

Participants must be:

  • A current or recently graduated high school student at the start of the program
On-campus safety requirements

The health and safety of our summer participants and staff is of paramount importance. On-campus programs and camps at Quinnipiac will practice social distancing, and all campers must wear masks when indoors. Campers may remove masks when outdoors and appropriately socially distanced, and when eating or drinking. Of course, if a participant wishes to always keep their mask on, they are welcome to do so. We will encourage participants and staff to wash their hands as much as possible or use hand sanitizer. If situations change and we are not able to hold camps or programs on-campus, all fees paid will be fully refunded. These regulations may change between now and this summer, so we will do our best to communicate any changes in policy with participants and their legal parent or guardian.

Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET

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  • Be aware that the program is limited to 40 students per session. Enrollment is based on a first-payment basis.

Full payment deadline: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET

Equipment or materials needed to participate:

All necessary equipment will be provided.

Our Program Instructors

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning
203-582-7558
summerprograms@qu.edu