Outreach

Business+Technology Boot Camps for High Schools

Free boot camps for high school Juniors and Seniors.

All boot camps will be held in CIS 1035 unless otherwise specified. View Map

The Information Systems & Decision Sciences department at the USF Muma College of Business is organizing a series of 3 hour morning boot camps that will run throughout the year on select Saturday mornings. In these boot camps you will:

  1. Learn something useful in the first hour (9-10 a.m.)
  2. Apply it in a small group project in the remaining time and present it to the class (10:30 - 12:30 p.m.)
  3. Optional after-class assignment: Students who attend will get an opportunity to do a small project on your own over the next two months, which will be graded by a USF College of Business faculty member.

Upcoming Boot Camp Topics

Past Boot Camp Topics


Cost

The boot camps are all absolutely free. However you should be able to get to the USF Tampa campus on your own. If there is interest in a group participation from any school please contact Professor Balaji Padmanabhan to explore some logistics options to make it easier for students to attend.

What do you get for attending

All students receive a USF Muma College of Business certificate of completion at the end of each boot camp (if you attend several you will get one certificate for each). Students who complete the optional project will get a formal letter of commendation from the Department Chair of the Information Systems & Decision Sciences Department. A simple lunch (pizza, water) will be provided.

An Example

Target Audience

If you answer "yes" to ALL of the questions below, you should consider the USF MIS boot camp series for high school students that is starting in 2014.

Why are we doing this?

Governments, businesses and non-profits are very interested in hiring people who understand how technology can be used to improve business performance. The State of Florida has charged the USF ISDS department with a leading role in developing the workforce of the future with these skills in Florida. This exercise is one of our efforts in this direction.

Who will also help?

We have an excellent team of undergraduate and graduate students from the USF MIS (Management Information Systems) program. They are all motivated to make your experience a wonderful one.

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