Career Exploration and Development

Ashby Business Scholars

2023-2024 Ashby Business Scholars
The 2023-2024 Ashby Business Scholars
20th Year of Excellence!
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones

The 2024-2025 Ashby Business Scholar Program Application opens Monday, February 26, 2024 and closes Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Visit 2024-25 ABS Application to apply. 


Become a trailblazer in the field of business.

The Ashby Business Scholars program provides selected scholars from all majors with a foundation of skills, knowledge, and contacts to help them successfully compete for jobs and internships in a wide range of business disciplines. The program consists of a two-credit module course in the fall, including interactive discussion and case studies around financial concepts and professional development. It culminates in visits to Cleveland, New York, Boston, and/or San Francisco, where scholars have the opportunity to meet with alumni and friends of the college who are leaders in the fields of business and finance.

This experiential opportunity is co-managed by Career Exploration and Development (CED) and Development and Alumni Affairs staff, and has been funded through the generosity of alumni since 2003.

As a result of the program, students will be able to:

  • Clarify job and career focus through greater understanding of the business, consulting, and finance industries.
  • Increase marketability to employers through acquisition of industry knowledge and business-related skills, including business case analysis, project management, teamwork and presentation skills.
  • Gain familiarity with basic financial analysis and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Utilize effective job search skills, including resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills.


Yoshiko Tsompanos, MBA Assistant Director of the Business, Consulting and Finance Career Community