Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get Involved with Utah Business Week
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Get Involved with Utah Business Week


Summer is fast approaching, what will you do with your kids? Utah Business Week (UBW), now in its 36 year, is a week-long program held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah for students entering their junior and senior year of high school. 

Students are broken up into companies and are assigned a Utah business professional to be their advisor for the week. Each company learns throughout the week from top business professionals about how to start, grow, and sustain a successful company. Students brainstorm a product, create a business plan, a logo, and radio advertisement. They pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and compete in different games and activities throughout the week. 

“It is a life-changing experience for these high school kids,” said Peggy Larsen, Senior Vice President of Marketing at WCF Insurance and Chairwoman of Utah Business Week. “Over the course of a week these young people gain valuable business skills that help them to be prepared to enter the workforce. They are given amazing access to some of Utah’s top business executives and are exposed to many different industries and opportunities.”

Registration is currently open and the cost for the week is only $100. Yes, you read that right, $100 to send your child for a week-long experience to learn the ins-and-outs of business while getting a taste of college life on the beautiful campus at USU. This year’s UBW will take place from July 30 – Aug 5. You must be a high school sophomore or junior to register. Registration closes on May 31 so quit thinking about it and sign your kids up today!

Visit http://www.utahbusinessweek.org to register. 

For questions about UBW, contact Chelci Fullmer, at 385.351.8340 or at ubw@utahbusinessweek.org
Here is a promo video from a few years ago that gives you an idea of how great this program really is. Enjoy!



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