What You’ll Do
In Philadelphia, which is about three hours away from campus, you'll connect with industry leaders in technology, professional sports, real estate and finance. Enjoy private curated experiences, see breathtaking views, soak up art, learn how to navigate the city and explore its distinctive culture — including regional favorites such as Philly cheesesteaks and Tastykakes.
Whom It’s For
All incoming first-year students are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary program — you do not need to be a management major to participate. Space is limited to 16 first-year students who will be joined by four Freeman Fellow student mentors.
Accepted students will be asked to pay a nonrefundable $50 fee. The Freeman College of Management will pay all other program associated costs which include meals, travel, shared hotel accommodations, events, program swag and other program-related expenses. Students should plan to bring their own spending money for personal incidentals.
2022 Program Dates
Friday, Aug. 12–Tuesday, Aug. 16
(New Student Orientation begins Wednesday, Aug. 17)
Ivy Kepner, Associate Dean
Freeman College of Management
First Stop: Independence! Program Director