Summer Business Scholars

Program Information

Set Yourself Apart

SBSP's experiential curriculum helps you build an analytical framework rooted in problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will set you apart from your peers in the classroom and in recruiting.  SBSP prepares you to excel with employers and to make an immediate impact on your organization upon beginning your internship or full-time job.  Our unique program will give you the knowledge and tools you’ll need to think decisively and act confidently.  

  • Study: Master business fundamentals that will help prepare you for future internships and full-time jobs.
  • Reflect: Dive deep into soft-skill workshops including leadership, improvisation, negotiation, problem-solving, career exploration, and business etiquette.
  • Explore: Meet with Booth alumni who are at the helm of major companies within the city of Chicago and get an insider's view to what business looks like in practice.
  • Live: Immerse yourself in Hyde Park, home to the University of Chicago, and a historic neighborhood in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Nearly 30 miles of lakeshore and 24 beaches, awe-inspiring architecture, countless museums, an incredible food scene, and not one but two World Series Champion baseball teams - make Chicago the ideal backdrop to your summer.
  • Grow: Learn alongside scholars from around the globe through insights from faculty members who push you to challenge the status quo, and Chicago Booth alumni who will share with you a firsthand understanding of what a Booth education can do for you. Your network will expand exponentially through SBSP, a benefit that will serve you for years to come.

Program Dates

SBSP 2018 ran from Saturday, July 21st through Saturday, August 11th, 2018.  Check-in took place on Saturday, July 21st, and check-out was on Saturday, August 11th, with official programming ending on the 10th.  Program dates for SBSP 2019 will be announced in late 2018.

View the transcript from our Summer Business Scholars Program Live Chat held in December 2017 to learn more about the impact SBSP has had on the academic and career trajectories of recent SBSP alumni!