What: University of North Texas Business Leadership Academy — Denton ISD high school students interested in business careers will visit the University of North Texas College of Business for its second Business Leadership Academy, a one-day event that introduces local high school students to business education and what it means to be business student.
After about a year of working with Denton ISD counselors, the academy began with a pilot test of about a dozen Denton ISD students — all from Guyer High School — on Feb. 1, 2012, and will expand this year to about 30-40 Denton ISD high school students from all three Denton ISD high schools. Faculty members from accounting, finance, management and marketing will give an overview of their subject areas and work on a case in a hands-on workshop. The students will also tour the 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.
“They will walk away with a more realistic picture of what it means to run or be in a business organization,” said Audhesh Paswan, professor of marketing and founder of the Business Leadership Academy. “They won’t be simply tourists. By attending these sessions with our faculty members, they will get an idea of what it means to be a College of Business student.”
When: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 15 (Friday)
Where: Business Leadership Building (Room 207), 1307 Highland St.