Congratulations to Mitchell High School rising senior Macie Stafford on her acceptance to the Martha Guy Summer Institute at Appalachian State University. The Martha Guy Su mmer Institute (MGSI) is a unique three-week summer program for high-achieving high school juniors interested in pursuing a degree in some area of business. Students from all over the US are invited to apply to the summer institute and must submit an application and attend an interview. Only 25 applicants are accepted each summer from hundreds of applicants interested in attending this prestigious program.
MGSI is held every July for three weeks. Students learn about business and developing professional skills. Among the activities is a group project that involves developing a business plan. Each group presents its plan to a panel of business professionals at the end of the first two weeks. The experience includes exploratory travel to various business and cultural sites.
Overall participants will:
Learn about basic business principles, entrepreneurship and major business subjects in Discovery Series sessions taught by outstanding faculty
Participate in leadership development and team-building activities
Explore professional and career opportunities
Meet and interact with business leaders
Enjoy activities such as outdoor courses, cultural events and other social interactions
Gain insight into how business affects their lives and futures
Build executive skills through resume development, interview and etiquette workshops
Develop meaningful friendships with their leaders and fellow participants
Experience individual academic, personal and professional growth