UC Leadership Program to be held at UCR’s School of Business Administration

Fifty undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions to attend August career-building event  

An image of students who attended a past summer institute.

Attendees at a previous University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) at UC Berkeley.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — This month, the University of California, Riverside’s School of Business Administration will host the University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), a program that brings students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions together for an all-expenses-paid career-building experience. The two-week event will be Aug. 7 to 21.

Offered annually at one of six participating University of California campuses, SIEML provides first-year students with an opportunity to learn about leadership, management, entrepreneurship and the principles of business development. For two weeks, and for two consecutive years, about 50 college students come together to attend academic seminars, meet with business leaders, visit businesses, engage in community service and hone their networking skills. One of the purposes of the program is to pique students’ interest in attending graduate school in business at one of the UC campuses, and deans from the other participating business schools will attend to speak with students.

Each year, the programs are supported by corporate partners who believe in promoting a diverse workforce. This year the primary partners are Deloitte, Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente.

An image of students in the SIEML program.

Students attend a field trip to San Francisco during SIEML 2014, hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. credit: UC Davis Graduate School of Management

This year’s SIEML offers participants the opportunity to meet representatives from Facebook and Volkswagen and tour the diverse businesses and start-ups around the Riverside area. With Riverside among the fastest growing hubs for enterprise and innovation, and number one on a list of best small business cities in America, SIEML participants will learn about the valuable connections the city has to offer. They will also explore internship and career opportunities, and learn about pursuing a master’s degree at UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

To follow the events at SIEML 2016 at UCR School of Business, visit https://www.facebook.com/ucr.soba/

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