The DC Business Academy is a one-week intensive training program that is intended to expand on your liberal arts education and build competency in five core business disciplines:
- Project Management
Students will increase their business acumen in:
- Design Thinking
- Team Dynamics
- Presentation Skills
Students will also develop an understanding of how their liberal arts backgrounds have uniquely prepared them for business-oriented careers in these areas. Through active engagement with alumni mentors and hands-on cases, students will develop a deeper recognition of the day-to-day roles entry-level professionals encounter in various business disciplines and through intensive career coaching sessions, the students will enhance their ability to communicate their personal story to prospective employers. Previous employers included: Clutch, Accenture, ESRI and other business industry leaders.
Applications Due: Sunday, April 7
Students Notified of Acceptance/Deferral: Monday, April 15
Student Program Dues Deadline: Monday, April 22
Student Orientation: Monday, May 6
Program Dates: May 19 - May 24
To be considered for the program you must complete the attendee survey attached via the Handshake event.
The DC Business Academy is $650, which includes all food, lodging, and transportation around the city. Once selected you will be prompted to complete the program fee via Handshake.
Limited financial assistance is available for students who need support paying the $650 program fee. Please email Amy Ackerman if you wish to request assistance.
Each day may be slightly different but typically we will arrive at each location by 8amand leave around 6:30pm. This is an immersive opportunity and case work will require group meetings back in the dorms.
Students are required to stay at lodging reserved by the UVA Career Center throughout the duration of the program. All reservations are made by the UVA Career Center.