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Economics of Entrepreneurship - Georgia

FEE Seminar (Ages 14 - 17)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
4484 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30319

Overview

Not only do entrepreneurs create wealth from their ventures, but they also create jobs and the conditions for a prosperous society. During this 3-day seminar at Oglethorpe University (for ages 14-17), you'll explore the economic way of thinking, world issues, and the entrepreneurial mindset as you discover how entrepreneurs impact the world.

What will you do? You will have the opportunity to...

  • Discuss life's most challenging economic issues with dynamic professors and learn how to confidently express ideas during open discussion sessions
  • Connect with other top students who are just as curious and driven to be successful
  • Make life-long connections during themed socials, on-campus excursions, and fun activities like Seminar Olympics
  • Gain practical and critical thinking skills that you can apply to everyday life
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion and have a memorable experience that you can add to your resume or college applications

We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar. To receive updates about 2018 seminar applications, sign up below.

Schedule

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Check-in (Bowden-Magbee Hall)

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Welcome

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Entrepreneurs Change the World (Sean Mulholland)

05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 07:15 PM

Pre-Seminar Content Review

07:15 PM - 08:15 PM

Opening Discussion & Ice Breaker

08:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Ice Cream Social

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast (Turner Lynch Campus Center)

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Why Does Economic Thinking Matter for Entrepreneurs? (Paul Cwik)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Rules for Success (Lauren Heller)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Trading Game Activity

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Is Making a Profit Selfish? (Sean Mulholland)

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Cooperation, Compassion, & Heart (Lauren Heller)

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Group Photo & Free Time

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

People Over Politics (Paul Cwik)

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Feedback Collection

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Shark Tank Prep

06:00 PM - 07:15 PM

Dinner

07:15 PM - 08:30 PM

Scavenger Hunt

08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Time

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast (Turner Lynch Campus Center)

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success (Sean Mulholland)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shark Tank Activity

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Econ in One Lesson Reading Discussion

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur? (Paul Cwik)

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Role of the Entrepreneur (Derek Magill)

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Free Time

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

Seminar Olympics

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Prep for Faculty Q&A

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Faculty Q&A

05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 07:45 PM

Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Lauren Heller)

07:45 PM - 08:15 PM

Closing Remarks & Seminar Olympics Awards

08:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Time

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students Depart

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

Add this to your calendar:

Tuesday 18
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Travel Information

Atlanta, Georgia

You should plan to arrive at Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319) no later than 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on Friday, July 21st.

If you are flying, plan to fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Oglethorpe University is approximately 22 miles north of the Atlanta airport, and FEE will provide a shuttle from the airport to campus (and back). We will email you details about the shuttle as the seminar gets closer.

Because of the travel time to and from the campus, please choose a flight that arrives before 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18th and a flight that departs after 9:30 am on Friday, July 21st.

You will be staying in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of your same gender and will share a community bathroom with other students on your hall, also of your same gender.  Linens are NOT provided, so you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets sized Twin XL or a sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Be sure to bring any toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, etc.) you might need as well.

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