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Business at Moore Summer Program

The 2015 Business at Moore Summer Program will be held June 13-19, 2015.  The program is designed for high-achieving, high school juniors who are under-represented in business and have expressed an interest to pursue a business degree.  Participants live on campus for one week, enabling them to explore the many opportunities available to them with a business degree and to experience college life. It also gives participants a chance to meet other high school students from throughout the state, as well as current Moore School students and faculty.   

Applications for the 2015 program and the standard recommendation form can be obtained on-line.  Applications are due on March 20, 2015. 

Thanks to our program sponsor, Wells Fargo, this program is available at no cost to the student. Through the program’s classes and activities, the student will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the essentials of how a business operates
  • Learn how executives make business decisions
  • Find out what types of jobs are available in business
  • Talk with and learn from USC students, faculty and local business executives

In addition to attending business classes and working on a group project, the students experience campus life by living in the dorms, sharing meals on- and off-campus and exploring some of the local entertainment venues. 

Students who attend the Wells Fargo Business at Moore School summer program and enroll in the University of South Carolina as a business major are eligible to apply for renewable four-year scholarships available through the Darla Moore School of Business and various Moore School alums who have established scholarships for BAM students. 

The video below illustrates the Business at Moore program from the perspective of the students who attended the 2014 summer session.


Business at Moore Scholar Spotlight

During June 2013, the Business at Moore staff welcomed its seventh season of BAM Scholars to the University of South Carolina.  One applicant, Brandon Etheridge, asked to be placed on a waiting list in the event someone dropped out of the program.  We gladly complied; however, we also warned him that we did not often use those on the waiting list. 

It was a great surprise when one of our students dropped out of the program the day before we were schedule to start, but we were even more surprised to call Brandon and have him agree to arrive on campus the very next day!  We should have known then that Brandon would be an exceptional scholar and motivated entrepreneur.

Deck Head is the name of Brandon's bow tie company that, as he states on his web site, he has been "building ... one half bow tie at a time."  "Docked in the Carolinas", Brandon is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina but officially became a Gamecock in Fall 2014 as a business major in the Darla Moore School of Business.

Brandon and Deck Head's most recent success is an agreement with the Charlotte Hornets to carry his bow ties in their Fan Shop!  Check out Brandon's company at the Deck Head web site and enjoy the photo spread based partially on the University of South Carolina campus!

Congratulations, Brandon!  We are proud to call you a Business at Moore Scholar!