The Discover@Wheaton pre-college summer programs will be offered virtually this year due to the ongoing global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While we will miss seeing students on campus this summer, we will offer an exciting, educational, and socially engaging experience online.

An Immersive Experience: Business and Technology

Wheaton College’s Business and Technology Immersion Experience offers a unique opportunity for high school students to start exploring the exciting opportunities available in technology and business. During this four-week summer program, high school students will earn college credit and study alongside current college students, learning from Wheaton professors who are leaders in the field.

Students will connect with other motivated young people from around the world, and in small groups, work together to explore the emerging world of business and technology, learn from professionals in these exciting fields and discover the opportunities available to them.

Eligibility: High school rising juniors, seniors and recently graduated seniors

Program dates: Monday, July 6 – Saturday, August 1, 2020

Program overview

Explore the intersection of business and technology while earning college credit, and discover how the liberal arts and sciences provide a powerful foundation for careers in these fields. Choose one college-level course in either computer programming or business fundamentals.

COMP 115: Introduction to Programming: Robots, Games and Problem Solving
This course will explore problem-solving techniques and algorithm development with an emphasis on program design, introductory numerical methods, and object-oriented programming. This course is intended for those seeking a thorough and rigorous but introductory exposure to programming. Topics covered will include programming language syntax (Python v3), coding, debugging, testing and good documentation style. Concepts studied will include arithmetic and logical operations, file input and output, functions, and the introductory data structures of arrays/lists and classes. No previous programming experience is required.

Instructor:  Walter Eykel

MGMT 111: Fundamentals of Business
This course will provide an overview and understanding of the major functions and activities of the business world, including international business. All fundamentals will be explored: ethics, organizational behavior, leadership, human resources, communication, product conception, finance, operations, and marketing. Working as a team, you will develop a business plan for a theoretical business of your team’s choice, applying and integrating the skills you learn in this course while working creatively and collaboratively. Case studies and current events will be analyzed, and a strong emphasis will be placed on participation, communication, and teamwork. In addition to coursework, you will have opportunities to learn from and network with area business professionals, gaining valuable exposure to professional life after college.

Instructor:  C.C. Chapman

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