During Oklahoma Business Week, participants not only gain exposure to college life and career options, but they are also taught the value of respect for others while building their own leadership style. Engaging in teamwork and working alongside business leaders (our Company Advisors), teens enhance their workforce readiness skills and build a stronger connection between school and work. There will be $15,000 of scholarships given out to participants and the winning team will each be given a laptop.
Are there any other expenses?
The cost of your room, meals, a program t-shirt and all program materials are included in your registration fee. You will probably want to bring a small amount of spending money for snacks and souvenirs.
When is the registration fee due?
Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. If you are accepted, you will receive notification by email. The registration fee is due within three weeks of receiving notification of acceptance into the program.
How are the students organized for the week?
Each student will be part of a group of students called a "company." Most of your time will be spent in company meetings as you learn to work as a team. Each company has a business person who has volunteered to be your Company Advisor (mentor).
Who are the Company Advisors and what's their background?
The Company Advisors come from a wide variety of businesses throughout the state of Oklahoma and have an even wider array of backgrounds.
How can I pay the registration fee?
After receiving acceptance into the program, checks or money orders can be made payable to East Central University Foundation- Oklahoma Business Week. A link will be provided in your acceptance email to pay by debit/credit card.
Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes, OBW has a Code of Conduct that each participant and parent/guardian must sign for the student to participate. Violation of the Code of Conduct is grounds to be sent home.
How can I submit my application?
You can email your completed application to email@example.com, by fax at 580-559-5709, or mail it to Dr. Stacey Bolin at 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB E-7, Ada, OK 74820.
What happens if I have to cancel?
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible so that we may use your program sponsorship for another student.
How do OBW scholarships work?
Every student that applies for OBW is automatically considered for merit and need-based scholarships based on the information provided in their recommendation form. These scholarships are applied to their registration fee to help reduce the cost to campers.
Registration for Oklahoma Business Week 2017 will begin Feburary 1, 2018
Click here to download an application for Oklahoma Business Week. Please enter your information, have a teacher, principal, or counselor complete the recommendation form and return it to Dr. Stacey Bolin
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
via fax at 580-559-5709,
or by mail at 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB E-7, Ada, OK 74820-6999
Advanced Leadership Students:
Because of the leadership qualities that the OBW campters have displayed in past years, we are offering OBW alumni an opportunity to return for an Advanced Leadership program.
Click here to download the Advanced Leadership Student application. Only 13 slots are available for this program, so apply early.