Are you a business professional interested in enhancing your leadership skills while helping to prepare the next generation for the working world? If so, SMCU and Washington Business Week (WBW) may have just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. This summer SMCU will be sponsoring one person to be a Company Advisor at one of WBW’s week-long programs at one of four Washington universities.
What is Washington Business Week?
Washington Business Week prepares high school students to successfully enter the workforce by giving them the skills, confidence, and values to succeed in life. During their summer program, students gather at four Washington universities to take part in simulated career challenges in a general business setting or in the career-focused pathways of healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and agriculture.
What Does a Company Advisor Do?
Company Advisors are business professionals who volunteer for a full week to guide a group of 10-12 teens (a.k.a. a Company) through an interactive, real-world, business simulation. As a CA, you’ll mentor your student-led Company as they elect officers, make decisions for their simulation, brainstorm ideas for an imaginary business venture, develop leadership skills, and begin to work as a cohesive team.
Your role is to engage, educate, and empower the students to be involved in the activities. The team will benefit as you share your experiences and expertise, ask engaging questions, and provide feedback on the team’s involvement and interactions. Extensive training and mentoring will be provided for CAs throughout the week, and all materials and curriculum are provided.
How to Apply to Volunteer
Visit www.wbw.org to learn more about the program benefits and requirements. When filling out the online application, be sure to indicate that you are applying for the SMCU sponsorship in the section marked “Is there anything else you want to tell us?” Applications must be received by May 3.
Learn more about Washington Business Week and being a CA here.