Twenty-four of North Carolina's brightest rising high school seniors are on Appalachian's campus this July, participating in the Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI).
MGSI is a three-week, business exploration packed full of transformational learning and living experiences. Designed for those interested in pursuing a college degree in business, MGSI offers participants the opportunity to learn from regional business leaders, develop leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in a business career, and create life-long friendships.
"The 2017 participants are outstanding," said MGSI Program Director Barbara Rule. "It is my hope that many will go beyond these fun-filled, information-packed weeks of summer vacation and make Appalachian their college home."
Senior accounting major and MGSI student leader Josie Benfield snapped the photo at right of the 2017 participants on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Related: Business students named MGSI program leaders for 2017.
In the coming days, the students will travel to New York City and Washington, D.C. as part of their business exploration.
Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for MGSI the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. The Walker College of Business will seek 2018 MGSI participants in the coming months. Applications for the upcoming summer are due each February and will be available online, marthaguy.appstate.edu.
About the Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI)
The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders, established by banking pioneer Miss Martha Guy, provides a unique summer experience to selected high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business. Participants explore disciplines within business, interact with regional business leaders and develop leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in business careers. For more information, visit marthaguy.appstate.edu.