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The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. An annual event at HBS, this unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership. SVMP participants must be employed in a summer internship and be nominated by and have sponsorship from their company or organization to attend. Sponsoring organizations can include public or private companies, government agencies or entities, and non-profit organizations. In addition, applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents, and must be rising college seniors who have completed their junior year of college by June 2013. Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Academic studies in the field of business are not necessary for selection in this program.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is: the first family member to attend college; a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender); from a family with little business education or experience; from a school whose graduates are sometimes underrepresented (e.g. attends a community college as part of a four-year degree or attends a predominately minority college).

Deadline: Mid-May each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Study Away / Domestic Exchange

Field of Study: Business

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen

Special Circumstances: LGBTQ, Students with disabilities, Underrepresented Group

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