GBLT Dates: July 8, 2023 – July 16, 2023

Designed for students entering grade 11 or 12 

Description: Do you want to learn about accounting, finance, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and AI in business? Join us this summer at GBLT, which will captivate you with these concepts and other critical topics and skills required to be successful business leaders of tomorrow.

GBLT exposes high-achieving high school students and leaders to business education at the University of Florida, a top-5 public university. This rewarding and impactful experience will provide a variety of activities designed to enable motivated high school students to learn about and explore the manifold and diverse opportunities that a business education uniquely offers. GBLT students learn about business and community leadership opportunities that are facilitated through business education. On completing GBLT, students will have a better understanding of business careers, their value to society and their communities, and of the steps required to confidently navigate the journey from high school achievers, through college and to success as productive adults and community leaders.

Designed for rising seniors and rising juniors, GBLT student leaders will be exposed to business classes, class projects and simulations, test-prep resources, site visits to central-Florida companies, teambuilding, social activities with peers, and mentoring with current college students.

Important Information: GBLT is open to all U.S. high school students that have an interest in business education and/or careers as future business leaders. Participants will be required to attend the entirety of the academy with no conflicting outside activities. The Warrington College of Business is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment with access for all students. The GBLT Academy advances this objective through the recruitment of students from underserved communities (e.g., first generation in college, low income background, students with disabilities) who may not otherwise be familiar with business education and career paths.

Application Fee: $20 application fee. Application fees are non-refundable even if the applicant withdraws or fails to complete their application.

Program Cost: $800 (The entire program fee will be covered by the Warrington College of Business for accepted students with demonstrated need). This includes room and board, meals, transportation, academy resources, and activities. Fee waiver application can be found here. 

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What will I gain from attending GBLT:

Participants can expect to gain an extremely immersive academic experience. This experience places participants in contact with Warrington leadership, faculty, staff, and current students who shape their journey throughout the GBLT program. Participants will also gain critical insight into the tips and strategies required to being a successful Warrington College student and future business leader, as well as learning about important and rewarding career opportunities in business.

Participants will take part in:

  • Company site visits in Tampa and Orlando
  • Test-prep sessions (ACT & SAT) with resources provided
  • Classroom activities including group projects
  • Business-plan training
  • Sessions covering UF admissions process, business majors, career services (the placement process and career opportunities), and study abroad opportunities

What is the application deadline:

Deadline has been extended to April 15, 2023

When will I know if I have been accepted:

April 28, 2023

What will I need to bring with me to GBLT:

Participants will be required to bring enough comfortable clothing for the entire week. Specifically, participants will need clothing for recreational activities, swimwear, business professional attire (2 occasions), business casual clothing, and clothing in case of inclement rainy weather. Participants are also required to bring academic materials such as writing utensils, notebooks, etc. Lastly, participants should bring materials for the residence halls such as toiletries, bedding materials, and personal belonging.