At the end of the week, students prepare and deliver a formal investor presentation with hopes of convincing the team of investors in the room that their company will be a good investment based on their critical analysis of the market demand, target audience, and profitability of the venture. Investors are given full permission to ask the tough questions to determine who is worthy of their investment.
TIME COMMITMENT: 1 day - 3 hours
Human Resource professionals
Business Horizons is all about allowing students to gain real-world experience, including how to prepare for a successful career and the steps needed to get there. During the program, students participate in an interactive game challenging student teams to respond to questions on how best to prepare themselves for the working world. As a judge, HR professionals provide feedback on the student’s responses on how to handle these real-world scenarios.
TIME COMMITMENT: 1 day - 2 hours
(includes lunch and training)
WHO: Business executives (current or retired) or SBA staff/volunteers
DESCRIPTION: Consultants help to keep the industry teams on the right track with their business decisions and the business simulation (MESE game) students take part in throughout the week. These professionals provide feedback on each of the ten simulation decisions, and lend their support to industry teams as requested by students or Advisors.
TIME COMMITMENT: Varies
WHO: College students or recent grads with Residence Advisor (RA) or similar experience
DESCRIPTION: Over 100 high school students emerge on a college campus and take up residence in the dormitories for the week. We need help to make sure everyone is happy, healthy and having fun all throughout the course of the program, including the “after hours.” These paid staff members assist Business Horizons staff with evening activities and monitor the BH dorm(s) in the evening.
TIME COMMITMENT: Saturday (training & set-up) – Thursday morning; In-program Hours: 5:30pm-7:00am
WHO: Business Horizons alumni from the previous summer
JOB DESCRIPTION: Student Ambassadors are the right-hand men and women to the Business Horizons staff throughout the week. They assist with recruitment and set up, run the business simulation, work with industry teams, greet speakers and guests and more. Staff and student ambassadors work diligently behind-the-scenes to ensure that every element of the program is executed successfully.
TIME COMMITMENT: Saturday (training & set-up) – Thursday (post-graduation)
Application Now Available!
We are currently accepting applications from 2016 participants wishing to return this summer as a 2017 BH Ambassador! To apply, students must complete an online application and submit a teacher recommendation form. For more information, click here.