Why should you attend?
In the words of a student at JA Business Week last year: "After JA Business Week, I am a lot more engaged and better prepared to enter the business world. I learned about wealth management, how to apply for scholarships, and about how to be an entrepreneur. JA Business Week has brightened the outlook of my future. I will take home the most important thing; how to be a successful and respected business woman."
Who can attend?
JA Business Week is open to current high school students in Colorado and Wyoming who will have completed at least one year of high school by June 2017. Graduating seniors are welcome!
There are no academic requirements for participating in JA Business Week. However, all students must come with an eagerness to learn and a willingness to work hard with their company!
Can I request a specific roommate?
Yes! You will be assigned a roommate once you arrive on campus. If you would like to room with someone specific, you must arrive with that person! Once you check into the dorms you will not be allowed to switch roommates, so you must check in with the person you plan on rooming with. Please note that there are two students per room.
Do I have to be at JA Business Week the entire week?
Yes! Due to the insurance policy and to ensure all students have a positive experience at JA Business Week, we require students to stay on campus Sunday through Friday. Your full attendance is necessary for the success of your team’s project!
Are the rules really strict?
JA Business Week is like a professional conference or business trip. JA recognizes that you are a leader! JA also values your safety. That said, JA has very high standards of participating students.
The Code of Ethics will be posted in March. All students agree to this code when they register for JA Business Week.
Why do some students work on different projects?
JA Business Week has different schedules based on student experience and age. Most first-year students participate in the same challenge.
How Many Students attend JA Business Week?
More than 200 students from all over Colorado and Wyoming will be attending JA Business Week this year!
how much does it cost?
The total cost to attend is $550 that includes a $25 non-refundable registration. This is an incredible value since the cost to JA averages more than $850 a student! Thanks to the generosity of JA's supporters, we are also able to offer partial scholarships for JA Business Week. For more information about scholarships, visit the registration page.
JA is offering a tuition assistance program that can substantially decrease your cost of attending this incredible program. Click here for details.
I’m accepted now what?
The acceptance packet will be posted in March. The packing list is VERY important! Don’t forget to bring a fan for your dorm room and professional clothes for your final presentation.
Will my parent/guardian want me to attend?
Yes! Parents and teachers understand the value of a real world education. The results speak for themselves!
Parents may ask how their student will be supervised. Students are supervised by JA Staff, Resident Advisors, and Company Advisors. Students' report directly to their Company Adivsors during day time hours and to Resident Advisors after hours. Company Advisors are industry professionals who pass background checks, undergo JA Business Week training, and mentor roughly ten students. Resident Advisors are paid adults with college RA experience and/or professional management experience.