July 15–27, 2018
SELF is a two-week residential program providing rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore business principles and learn skills needed to prosper in today's careers. Students will reside on the University of Maryland campus and attend challenging classes taught by Smith faculty and staff. Classroom sessions are designed to teach entrepreneurship, leadership, and how to use tools such as design thinking to create customer-focused solutions to real-world problems. The two-week program culminates in a team-based competition where students get hands-on experience pitching ideas to industry professionals. SELF students also participate in co-curricular activities such as company site visits and on/off campus excursions. SELF equips students with a solid foundation for college and empowers them to make informed decisions about their future.