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. Vanderbilt’s Accelerator®—Summer Business Institute 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.
SEO Specialist, Eyeball Digital
Two years after graduation
from college, David Noel had begun a promising career. But he still wasn’t sure
what kind of career he really wanted. So he invested 30 days in Accelerator, he
says, “to get me out of my comfort zone and engage me in learning at an
exponential pace.” He put his Accelerator experience to good use, launching his
own digital company, which in turn led to a jump-started career in a whole new
David A. Owens
Professor for the Practice of Management and Innovation
Owens is a well-established authority on innovation and new product development
who has lended his expertise to Fortune 500 companies and students alike.
Students share why the Vanderbilt Accelerator program is unique.