BLINK Summer Program

June 28–July 2, 2021

Aerial view of campus

BLINK is a summer program that gives underrepresented high school students interested in business fields the opportunity to connect — or link — to the college and business community of Bucknell's Freeman College of Management. 

In this four-day, on-campus program, you'll step into real college classrooms and access important resources to help you enroll and succeed in college. You'll work closely with professors, college student mentors, advisers and business professionals from Bucknell's diverse and successful alumni network.

You'll also explore all seven fields of management taught at Bucknell while making new friends and having fun. 

Who Can Attend

BLINK is for Pennsylvania students in the Philadelphia area from traditionally underrepresented groups who:

  • Want to learn more about the college admissions process 
  • Want to see what college classes and life on a residential campus is like
  • Are interested in exploring a career in business

High school students about to enter their junior and senior year can apply for the program.

What You’ll Gain

  • FREE college prep experience
  • Real business school classroom experience
  • The chance to explore seven different fields of management: accounting, business analytics, finance, global management, management & organizations, managing for sustainability, and markets, innovation & design
  • Connections with business professionals and current management students that show how college experiences lead to meaningful careers
  • Application tips from college admissions counselors
  • Opportunities to explore the nearby region, make new friends and challenge yourself
  • A valuable experience that looks great on resumes, college and scholarship applications

What It Costs 

The program is free for admitted students.

Program Schedule

The inaugural program will take place Monday, June 28, to Thursday, July 2, 2021. 

Sample Schedule

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Morning

Pick up in Philadelphia

Optional group workout, college prep workshopsOptional group workout, alumni connection eventMove out and closing group activities
AfternoonArrival, room check in, welcome activitySelf branding and LinkedIn workshopManagement education workshops, college admissions tipsTravel home
Evening

Dinner with deans and faculty

Outdoor education activity, dinner on campusDinner with local alumniProfessional gathering with alumni in Philadelphia 

 

How to Apply

Application information and additional resources will be shared on this page during the spring 2021 semester. Check back soon for more details and contact us with any questions in the meantime at 570-577-BLNK (2565) or blink_info@bucknell.edu.

Contact Details

Freeman College of Management

Location

105 Taylor Hall

Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.