Leadership, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration
Three-Week Program | July 7 - July 28, 2020
The first week of the session will put the student’s leadership abilities to the test. They will be challenged to improve their communication skills, utilize the power of teamwork, and think critically in leadership roles. Individual coaches will help prepare teams for a final presentation they will deliver at the end of the session.
Students will embark on a mission of self-discovery during the last two weeks of the session. Each student will learn to identify their strengths and determine how they could help them in their future career. MIE also offers opportunities for students to network at world-renowned businesses, access nationally recognized academic programs, and get hands-on professional experience. Students will leave the session ready to set out on the path towards their career goals.
The Leadership & Professional Development portion of the program challenges explorers to strengthen their leadership skills. It focuses heavily on business communication, public speaking, and leadership development. Explorers collaborate not only with each other but also with mentors who work in various industries. During the Self-Discovery and Career Exploration portion, students learn to recognize their personal interests and how to apply them when choosing their future career. Explorers showcase their newfound skills through an entrepreneurial project that will be presented to their peers, ambassadors, and a panel of individuals.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
This experience is for students who are ready to start building a strong leadership foundation. This program involves a face-paced itinerary of workshops, outings, and discussions that will prepare you for future career success. You will leave with new skills and the confidence to speak publicly, communicate effectively, and be a strong leader.
This Experience Will Help You:
● Align your values, personality, and strengths
to maximize your potential
● Compare and contrast various career paths
● Strengthen your public speaking skills
through practice, review, and debates
● Discover how to use your strengths and
personality to be an effective leader
● Design and present an entrepreneurial project
through collaboration with various individuals who
work in the field of business
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Everyone! This experience is a great fit for all high school students. Even if you think you know what your future career will be, this experience will help you to learn more about yourself and bring you one step closer to defining your future.
YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
To ensure explorers fully experience university life, the students stay in a residence hall (dormitory). These include suite-style rooms with one roommate.
Explorers and ambassadors stay on floors assigned by gender.
PROFESSIONAL SITE VISITS
The program includes professional site visits to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and U.S. government buildings.
Flagship companies and leading offices in prospect include: Monsanto, Boeing, Columbia Food Bank, Missouri State Capitol & Supreme Court, and more!
Explorers enjoy meals at campus dining halls, local restaurants, and catered events. All meals are included in the price of the program.
Special dietary requests can be accommodated per request.
During their 1journey, explorers are guided by university student ambassadors. These ambassadors act as mentors that oversee small teams of six to eight students.
Our intensive training process ensures that ambassadors are well-equipped to lead & support explorers.
Explorers participate in a variety of daily activities, hosted on and off campus. In addition to field trips, these activities include self-assessment, team building, and career-related exercises.
Students will have daily free time at the on-campus recreation center.
Transportation to and from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) will provided, in addition to all ground transportation during the program.
Airfare is not included.