Schulich partners in the new University Pathways Program for Black students

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The Schulich School of Business at York University is participating in the launch of a new program as part of a Tri-Business School Collective to create university pathways for Black high school students.

The program, which is a collaboration between Schulich, the Ivey Business School at Western University and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, gives students a greater understanding of academic options and opportunities for careers in business and other areas following graduation, while supporting them financially to pursue an undergraduate business education.

Currently, the University Pathways Program is only open to Grade 11 high school students in the Greater Toronto Area. Participants are selected through an application process and the program is free of charge.

The program starts in January and runs throughout the year with a break in July and August. The core of the program consists of online workshops every two weeks, with an in-person gathering in February.

The program includes pairing students with university mentors, university campus visits during the summer, academic planning, leadership skills development and experiential learning through “day in the life” placements with corporate partners.

The University Pathways Program will provide financial support ranging from tuition assistance to full scholarships to students who complete the program and go on to post-secondary education at one of the three business schools.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 11.

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