The BOP Summer Session is for incoming freshmen seeking a business degree from the School of Management. The rigorous eight-week Summer Session coincides with summer school and begins in June. Students take introductory business courses that count toward graduation and prepare them for the challenge of their freshman year. Students live together on the same floor of a residence hall, get acquainted with campus culture, and learn about the available resources on campus that can help them succeed. The relaxed summer atmosphere gives students the chance to acclimate to campus and college life early, thus assisting the transition from high school to college.
Most students receive a renewable scholarship upon the completion of the Summer Session. Combining the jumpstart to college with the renewable scholarship, participating in the Summer Session provides students with an option to graduate early and save on housing and tuition costs while at Purdue. Aside from the academic, financial, and professional development opportunities tied to the Summer Session, students have tons of fun! Students enjoy the benefits of college life throughout the summer and create many life-long memories and friends.
Robert and Terry Bowen's scholarship program provides funds each semester for select BOP students. Bowen Scholars participate in service learning and more.
The BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp is a fun experience for top high school students across the country. Summer Camp Scholars will also get an up-close view of Purdue University while staying in a residential hall.
Throughout the year, BOP hosts corporate recruiters, top-level executives, entrepreneurs, alumni, community leaders, and other individuals serving as student role models. These individuals share their experiences with students, and the information and advice given has been a unique and valuable addition to BOP students' professional development.