Operation Enterprise will be held on the campuses of UCLA, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin
High school and college students from across the United States and from around the world will participate in target=_blank>Operation Enterprise, target=_blank>American Management Association’s (AMA) leadership training and career development program for young adults. This intensive, eight-day residential summer program helps students learn about business, management, negotiation, conflict resolution, strategic planning and ethics, and improve their leadership, communication and presentation skills.
These students experience firsthand the value of teamwork, cooperation and diversity in the workplace. This program encourages learning through involvement. Student teams prepare and present a business case before a mock board of directors, engage in a one-day work management simulation and interact with corporate target=_blank>mentors.
Executives, managers and consultants from a variety of businesses and industries volunteer their time as guest faculty and pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation of business leaders. Approximately 25 students will participate in each of the four sessions. Since 1963, more than 15,000 high school and college students have participated in this program.
The Operation Enterprise program is recommended by the American Council on Education for three semester hours of target=_blank>undergraduate credit. All high school and college students who successfully complete the program are eligible for these credits.
The 2008 target=_blank>high school programs, for students aged 16 to 18, will be held at Columbia University in New York, July 8–15; the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), July 18–25; and the University of Texas at Austin, July 27–August 3. The 2008 target=_blank>college program will be held at UCLA, June 25–July 2.
To apply for the program, students must fill out an target=_blank>application online at target=_blank>www.amanet.org/oe and submit a current academic transcript, one letter of recommendation and a $15 application fee to Operation Enterprise, American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. The cost of the program is $1,750, which includes tuition, room, board, materials and local sightseeing. For more information, call 800.634.4262, or visit target=_blank>www.amanet.org/oe.
Full and partial target=_blank>scholarships are available based upon applicant qualifications and on the availability of funds. Operation Enterprise depends upon the support of dedicated corporate and individual target=_blank>sponsors for scholarships, services and speakers.
target=_blank>American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including target=_blank>seminars, conferences, Webcasts and podcasts, target=_blank>corporate and target=_blank>government solutions, business target=_blank>books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one. For more information, visit target=_blank>http://www.amanet.org/.