Sample program schedule

Prior to July 14, 2019

  • Complete 10 hours of online pre-work.

Sunday, July 14

  • Move into the dorms.
  • Confront the challenge of the ropes course and climbing wall.
  • Meet new friends and faculty at the welcome dinner.

Monday, July 15

  • Work with mentors to create a personal leadership plan.
  • Debrief and deepen your understanding of the core economic and social principles that support markets and innovation.

Tuesday, July 16

  • Learn ideation and design thinking for business.
  • Meet executives in partner firms.
  • Form a team and choose a real-world challenge to work on. Work with faculty to frame the problem and create a research design.

Wednesday, July 17

  • Travel off-site with guides to deepen problem understanding through customer discovery and data collection.
  • Participate in an evening group activity.

Thursday, July 18

  • Discover team power through leveraging complementary skills and iterating and improving on ideas.
  • Absorb and practice business communication skills.

Friday, July 19

  • Present your findings to industry leaders.
  • Celebrate your completion of the program and become a┬áSmith Connect Fellow for life!