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High School Summer Programs

Thank you for your interest in the McCombs High School Summer Programs.

 

2014 Important Dates:

  • Application Opens:  February 15
  • Application Deadline:  April 21
  • Decisions Released: May 2

The McCombs School of Business offers current high school students the opportunity to discover business through hands-on experiences, team projects and interactions with McCombs students, faculty, staff and corporate representatives. The McCombs High School Summer Programs are free, six-day experiences. Student participants are housed in a campus residence hall. All program expenses (including housing and food) are paid for, except travel to and from The University of Texas at Austin.

The McCombs High School Summer Programs are open to students with strong interests in business. Fifty students will be selected to attend each session. Outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. All students are welcome to apply. Students must reside in the United States. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Texas.

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More Information

Application Deadline:
April 21, 2014

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McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA)

June 8-13, 2014

Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC)

June 22-27, 2014 

What do I need to apply?

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • High School transcript
  • Resume
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2014 Dates:

June 22-27, 2014

DYNAMC

What is it?

Find out what accountants really do at the Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC) Program.  Formerly, known as the Accounting Career Awareness Program, at DYNAMC you will spend a week in June, all expenses paid, at the top-rated McCombs School of Business on The University of Texas at Austin campus. You will learn about diverse careers in accounting, from working at one of the Big Four global accounting firms to the FBI. You will live in a residence hall; meet faculty, business professionals, and other students interested in accounting; attend hands-on workshops; and take field trips to Austin-area firms. DYNAMC is a great way to make new friends, become familiar with the amazing UT campus and start thinking about how a degree in accounting can really add up.

Who can apply?

Outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. All students who reside in the United States are welcome to apply, however preference will be given to students who are residents of Texas.

Why should I apply?

Watch the video to see what you can expect at the DYNAMC high school program at McCombs.

A degree in accounting opens doors to a variety of career paths. The majority of accountants do not perform “typical” accounting functions as in the past. Most work with technology, management consulting, and personal financial services. To be an accountant you need to be technologically savvy, able to strategically plan and make decisions, work with many types of people, possess communication and analytical skills and have a background in all aspects of business.

Here are some of the many career opportunities available to those with a degree in accounting:

  • Chief Financial Officer: Heard of a CEO? Be a CFO! Run the company from the financial standpoint
  • Environmental Accountant: Address the issue of how companies can be both profitable and environmental
  • Forensic Accountant: Identify and track fraud
  • E-Commerce Strategist: Become knowledgeable of internet regulations and market e-commerce initiatives
  • Personal Financial Planner: Help clients reduce debt and control expenses to reduce debt
  • Internal Consultant: Define what a company needs to grow their business
  • Stars in the entertainment industry need someone to manage their accounts
  • Large and small companies need accountants

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2014 Dates:

June 8-13, 2014

MFEA

What is it?

The McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA) is your chance to discover what a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a career in business could mean for you. Spend a week in June, all expenses paid, at the top-rated McCombs School of Business on The University of Texas at Austin campus. You will live in a residence hall; meet faculty, business professionals and other students interested in business; attend hands-on workshops; and create a real marketing plan for a local business. Join us and make new friends, become familiar with the amazing UT campus and begin building skills now that you can use to succeed at school and on the job.

Who can apply?

Outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. However, all students are welcome to apply, but the students must reside in the United States. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Texas.

Why should I apply?

Watch the video to see what you can expect at the MFEA high school program at McCombs.

Over the past two and a half decades, the McCombs School of Business has attracted one of the more diverse student populations of any major business school in the nation, producing a steady stream of highly qualified business graduates from varying backgrounds. We want to make sure we continue improving our diversity. It enriches our academic programs and meets the needs of employers increasingly looking for a diverse, well-educated workforce.

General Information

McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA)

June 8-13, 2014

Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC)

June 22-27, 2014

What Happens During the Week?

During the week, you will be interacting with various faculty, staff and professionals. We ask that you dress accordingly. Dresses, skirts and shorts should be at a length at which you can sit comfortably in public. Thin-strapped tank tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; tops with bare shoulders are not appropriate for the classroom. Also note that the classrooms can be cold and you may want to bring a sweatshirt or sweater. You are encouraged to dress in business professional for the company visits and the team presentations. Dress for the rest of the week is casual and comfortable.

What Will I be Doing During the Day?

Your day will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast followed by several class session and informational presentations. Lunch will be scheduled for 12 noon and dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. Each night there will be a fun evening activity for you to get to know your peers and explore the City of Austin. Below you will find a sample schedule for the day:

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Class Session
10:30 am – 12:00 pm            Class Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Class Session
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 Class Session
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                 Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                 Evening Activity 

Where will I be living for the Week?

You will be living in an on-campus residence hall and sharing a room with another student.   

What do I need to bring?

All of your meals and planned activities will be included. The residence hall will provide you with a set of sheets but feel free to bring your own sheets and pillows or what you need to rest comfortably. Remember that you are going to be living in a residence hall for an entire week and sharing a bathroom. Please bring all of your toiletries, an iron and mirror if you need it, music, and other items that are going to make you comfortable. Please bring an alarm clock and spending money for additional snacks or optional activities. Please bring gym clothes and a swim suit or some outdoor beach wear and a towel should you want to visit the gym and aquatic center at Gregory Gymnasium.

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