Career Exploration and Development

Ashby Program Details

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

The Ashby Business Scholars Program begins in the first module of the fall 2022 semester with a Business and Finance course that is specifically designed for Ashby Business Scholars. During Winter Term, scholars reconvene for training on business professionalism and networking. This leads into two weeks of travel to various cities to learn from alumni and other friends of the college who are involved in different aspects of business, ranging from finance and investment banking to social entrepreneurship, business law, and healthcare. Past cities have included Cleveland, New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Who Can Participate?

This is an exploratory program, open to sophomores through seniors, and we encourage students of all majors to apply. Past participants have included Conservatory, College of Arts and Science, and Double Degree students, and majors have included the natural and social sciences as well as humanities and performance. Ten to twelve Business Scholars are selected through a competitive application and interview process.

What is the Cost?

Accommodations and other expenses are subsidized through the generous funding provided by alumni. Students are expected to cover miscellaneous expenses and some meals while visiting other locations. Scholars are also expected to dress appropriately for both business formal and business casual environments. Financial support for professional clothing may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Spring 2023 Timeline

  • Application opens: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Application deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Interviews with selected applicants: April 24-28, 2023
  • Finalists selected: Monday, May 8, 2023