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    Centenary University Summer Academy: Shark Zone Entreprenurial Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Entrepreneurship
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: 908-852-1400 ext. 2224
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    The Summer Academy is a high school pre-college program for rising grades 9-12. The program is held as two one-week intensives in July. Courses are taught by Centenary University Professors. 

    Each program offers overnight accommodations in air-conditioned residence halls with three meals and evening activities. 

    Summer Academy: Shark Zone: Entrprenurial Academy

    This program will immerse students in the dynamic environments of traditional and social entrepreneurship. During this program students will research current trends in business start-ups, identify a current entrepreneurial opportunity of interest, create a business plan and pitch presentation. At the conclusion of this course, students will professionally present their proposed business to a panel of judges.  A prize will be awarded to the winner of this pitch competition.


    Overall, students in this program will:

    · Explore the differences between traditional and social entrepreneurship

    · Analyze current information and trends regarding entrepreneurship

    · Assess examples of successful entrepreneurs

    · Professionally engage with current entrepreneurs

    · Gain competence with brainstorming and developing ideas for a new business

    · Develop an action plan for starting a new business

    · Create a business plan including SWOT analysis

    · Evaluate the value of networking, planning and goal setting

    · Understand Marketing essentials for new businesses

    · Synthesize all learnings by preparing a presentation of their business plan and significant course material

    · Professionally present their business plan to a panel of judges

    · Prepare and participate in a Q&A session with judges.

    Cost and Session Information

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