As you prepare for your career, you may be wondering how to build foundational business knowledge without a business major, earn resume-worthy experience in college, or measure the benefits of a summer business internship. With Accelerator, you don’t have to choose between gaining business knowledge or real-world experience. You get both in just 21 days. Accelerator® Summer Business Immersion is a 3-week certificate program for college students and recent graduates that combines classroom learning with real consulting projects and career preparation. You’ll be taught business fundamentals by Vanderbilt’s world-class faculty, and then you’ll put that knowledge to work devising solutions to business challenges for companies like Starbucks, Amazon, Nissan, and Warner Music Group. Throughout the summer business program, you’ll also receive career coaching and leadership development to help you grow personally and professionally. Read more about this unique program in The Vanderbilt Advantage.    

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