The deadline for the LEAD Summer Business Institute has been extended through January 20, 2012, so if you’re a high school junior of Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian descent, you could still be a part of this college preparatory program.
According to the Native American Finance Officers Association website, the institute is a three to four week program where students live on a college campus to learn about business and finance careers. Participating students last year attended Dartmouth College, Northwestern University and Stanford University.
“In addition to taking classes in marketing, accounting, finance, economics and ethics, students also spent two days on campus learning about the relevance of business, finance and economic development for Native communities and Tribal organizations,” the website says. “During this time, Tribal leaders and Native people working in the financial services industry serve as motivational speakers and help students to understand how they can make an impact in their communities by pursuing careers in finance.”