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As you consider what’s next in your career preparation, you might be wrestling with questions like these: “Where can I learn business fundamentals if I’m not majoring in business?” Or, “How can I get real-world experience while I’m still in college?” Or even, “What are the benefits of doing a summer business internship?” With Accelerator, you don’t have to choose between learning business fundamentals or gaining real-world experience. You get both in just 28 days. Accelerator® Summer Business Immersion is a four-week certificate program for college students and recent graduates that combines classroom learning with real consulting projects. 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 American Airlines, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Wrigley, and Habitat for Humanity. 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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Marley Sternberg

Career Senior Anaylst, Mercer

“Instead of using my limited free time to participate in one [summer] internship, Accelerator gave me the opportunity to explore a lot of different fields and work on a wide range of skills.”

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Jon Lehman

Adjunct Professor of Management

An entrepreneur and private investor focusing on healthcare, technology and education-related companies, Jon Lehman has brought his extensive industry experience to bear across several programs at Owen.

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