2006.02.22 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
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UNO Entrepreneurship Program Seeks High School Students
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute is actively seeking innovative, creative and business-oriented high school students from across Nebraska to attend a weeklong program in Omaha this summer.
"We had our first Summer High School Entrepreneurship Program last year, and it was a great success," said Anne York, director of the Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute. York is also an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in UNO's College of Business Administration (CBA). "This year, we're expanding the program to include not only the Omaha metropolitan area, but students from Lincoln, Scottsbluff, North Platte, Columbus and Norfolk."
This year's program will run June 19 - 23, and students will stay in UNO student housing. The program is free, but interested students need to complete the application process by March 15.
Those eligible for the Summer High School Entrepreneurship Program need to currently be in their junior year and must be nominated by their counselors, marketing teachers or faculty sponsors of pre-professional clubs such as DECA, FFA, and FBLA. Students will submit formal applications along with their high school transcripts, and selections will be made on the basis of their application data and interviews with the Maverick Entrepreneurship Institute team.
"Students interested in starting their own businesses who either are already running businesses or who have demonstrated potential in this area are ideal candidates for this program," York said. Interviews with candidates will be conducted in April, with selections announced by May 1.
Application information and nomination forms are available at http://cba.unomaha.edu/mei/, the Maverick Entrepreneurship homepage or by calling (402) 554-2706.
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