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Release Date: April 25, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



  • Students listen to Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby speak at the 2017 Oklahoma Business Week.

ADA, Okla. – In a world full of imaginative ideas, many students dream about creating the next big hit or running their own business. The Chickasaw Nation and East Central University (ECU) offer an award-winning, one-of-a-kind summer program for students who have completed ninth through 12th grade.

Oklahoma Business Week (OBW) gives motivated students the opportunity to begin building their strategy for breaking into the business world. The camp will take place Sunday, June 3, through Thursday, June 7. Students will stay on the ECU campus.

OBW is a total immersion experience for high school students who are motivated leaders with creative ideas.

Selected students learn about business operations, from product development to marketing, from business leaders in the community and showcase their skills at a trade market.

During OBW, participants not only gain exposure to college life and career options, but they are also taught the value of respect for others while building their own leadership style.

Engaging in teamwork and working alongside business leaders, students gain workforce readiness skills and build a stronger connection between school and work.

Students compete to win $15,000 of scholarships, laptops computers and other prizes.

Registration is now underway and will continue through May 1. The registration fee to attend the camp is $300, meals and evening social activities are included.

For more information, contact Angela Wrublewski at 580-421-7711 or Angela.Wrublewski@Chickasaw.net. Visit OKbusWeek.com to learn more about this opportunity.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016