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Business and Entrepreneurship


Jobs in the Neighborhood

Practice your applicaton, resume, and interview skills with Minneapolis Commnity Education.  Learn what employers are looking for to get that "professional edge."

BEL progam at UW Madison 

Interested in attendng UW Madison?  This may be for you:  Business Emerging Leaders Program (BEL) at UW-Madison   A 3 year program for students interested in business. The program provides 3 to 5 week summer experiences on campus, all expenses paid (students must find transportation, but BEL can provide help for this if needed). Students accepted into Madison will have 4 years of tuition paid as well. The program provides community experience, personal growth, academic support, ACT and application prep, and extensive business career exploration and exposure. Staff also support students monthly via Skype throughout the school year.  30 applicants are accepted; 75% of accepted applicants are from MN and WI.  Applicants should be in 10th grade and have a 3.0 or higher and be from an underrepresented population Rachel Brooks, the assistant director, can be reached at Feel free to contact her if you would like more information or to set up a meeting with her for your students! 

Personal Finance for College Readiness at the U of MN

Women Mean Business
Junior/senior women, in affiliation with the U of M's Carlson School of Management

Minnesosta Business Ventures - Significant Resources for Teachers 

Gopher Business at the Carlson School of Managment, U of MN 
Deadline April 1--plan ahead for next year! - small stiped for successful completion.

Junior Entrepreneurs of MN at the U of M
June / July - 100% free, except transportation.

GenesysWorks for Young Professionals in IT and Business 

Summer internships leading to earning a $10,000 paid internship at a top Minnesota corporation in business or IT while completing senior year.  Targeted to low-income and students of color;  Classes have close to 100% acceptance into college.