More than 200 people representing nine area high schools are expected to attend the first Troy University Youth Business Summit on May 4 at the Dothan Campus.
The day-long event is designed to enlighten high school students about careers in business, engage them in business workshops, enable them to network with business professionals, and to hold business plan and financial investment competitions that will enable them to apply their knowledge of business concepts.
“With the competitive job environment we see today, the sooner we can expose high school students to their potential career opportunities, the better,” said Dr. Carmen Lewis, Assistant Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. “That is precisely what we are doing with the Youth Business Summit – demonstrating the various areas available to them and matching those career paths to an educational plan.”
The day kicks off with registration at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m. with breakout sessions focusing on finance, law, human resources, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.
For more information, contact Dr. Lewis at 334-983-6556 ext. 1-263.