Three George School Juniors Accepted to Summer Institutes at Top Business Schools
Thursday, May 29, 2008
George School juniors Capri Bronaugh-LaRocca, Morgan Humphrey, and Andrea Riley have been accepted into the 2008 Summer Business Institutes run by the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in Business. A partnership of top corporations and business schools in the United States, LEAD is designed to encourage outstanding high school juniors from diverse communities to pursue careers in business.
Each student will take part in the three- to four-week program on campus at a participating business school this summer. Capri Bronaugh-LaRocca (of Yardley, Pennsylvania) will participate in LEAD at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Morgan Humphrey (of Trenton, New Jersey) will take part in the program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Andrea Riley (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) will participate at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
LEAD receives over 1,200 applications each year for the 370 spots in its Summer Business Institutes. Students are selected though a rigorous process that takes into account factors such as test scores, grade point average, and proven leadership.
The program's curriculum includes topics such as marketing, accounting, finance, economics, computer science, and ethics. Students gain experience analyzing real business problems, learn about the dilemmas of major corporations, develop business plans, visit local businesses, and meet entrepreneurs. According to LEAD, sixty-five percent of the Summer Business Institute alumni are currently pursuing careers in business.