Hyderabad: Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. Oakridge International School in association with Columbia Business School is organizing a five-day summer course entailing concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This elite university-level program will be taught by Prof. Daniel McQuade, a faculty at Columbia Business School.
At Columbia Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program, students will be exposed to the theory and practice of venture creation process and will be assigned projects where they implement the learnings to test and develop their ideas. Students will then showcase their projects to the panel of entrepreneurial tutors, for constructive feedback and reviews. Everyday sessions will also include guest lectures from entrepreneurs and industry experts. This certification program will be conducted from 27th to 31st May.
Anchored by a global theme to instill leadership skills in students, Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) is another summer program hosted by Oakridge International School in association with Punahou School, Hawaii, USA.
This two-week residential program gives an opportunity for students to work on projects in a dynamic group of international students from 10 different countries. SGLI entails several real-time experiences such as field trips across the city to niche organizations and activities, session reflection through cyanotyping, extempore, Socratic dialogue case studies, and much more. It gets them attuned to the nuances of a global world that will reflect an emerging community of dynamic leaders. This program will be conducted from 17thto 26th June.
“Our children are growing up in a volatile and uncertain world. As we speak, careers in areas like accounting, law, medicine etc. are being disrupted by artificial intelligence. In such a world, the skills that children need to grow up with are things like entrepreneurial mindset, empathy, and the ability to have that human connection. It is very important, therefore, for parents and teachers to have a conscious effort towards strengthening the exposure of children to educational initiatives that allow children to develop these critical skills,” said Devi Dutta, Vice President – Education for Oakridge.
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