Maximizing College Readiness

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Summer programs for high school students have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. They allow prospective students to experience campus life and build social and professional networks with other students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals.

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business has prospective students covered through exciting new programs to engage high school learners and prepare them for possible college careers.


The Minerva Young Women’s Business Summer Program is a week-long camp on The University of Alabama campus that introduces women to the college experience and allows them to connect with like-minded women interested in business. The program emphasizes areas in business in which women are commonly underrepresented, including leadership roles. Students will participate in sessions where they will learn about career opportunities in business, build leadership and communication skills, complete a service project, go on fieldtrips, and experience campus life.

The Minerva program is an extension of the Diversity in Business Bridge Program and will take place on June 12-17. The application opens on March 1. The generosity of Women in Business Conference sponsors has made full and partial scholarships available to applicants.


The Diversity in Business Bridge Program gives rising Alabama high school seniors from historically marginalized groups who are interested in business fields the opportunity to gain professional development, attain skills needed for success in college, and enhance their critical thinking skills. Participants will also learn how to set goals and understand financial literacy to become more personally, fiscally, and socially responsible, both personally and professionally. Students will learn from the renowned Culverhouse College of Business faculty, who will lead engaging sessions about functional areas of business as well as various experiential activities.

The program will take place on UA’s campus on June 19-25, 2022, and the program is free of charge to all participants, thanks to the partnership between Culverhouse and Protective Life Corporation.


Cybersecurity has become an increasingly attractive area of study for college students, as it equips them with the necessary technical knowledge to defend computer and network systems, as well as essential data, from cyber-attacks. The Marillyn A. Hewson Cybersecurity Summer Camp at Culverhouse exposes high school students to this high-demand field early on, providing them with introductory computer science courses and coding basics. The camp is scheduled for the middle of June.

Join Culverhouse This Summer: More information about the summer programs can be found on the website

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