William and Mary

Business Bootcamp for Arts & Sciences Students

This unique one-week program in Washington, DC will offer William & Mary Arts and Sciences undergraduate students an opportunity to immerse in a case-based curriculum designed to educate students on business principles including business strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, and communication. Working in teams, students will develop and pitch solutions to case-based problems while engaging with professionals in a variety of business disciplines.

Students will be responsible for a portion of the expenses ($700) which includes lodging and meals. The application process includes a resume, statement of interest, and minimum GPA of 3.0. Open to rising Juniors and Seniors in the Arts & Sciences degree programs only. 

Modules will be hosted at corporate locations and modules will be led by alumni from companies like: Booz Allen Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Edelman, Boston Consulting Group, Colgate-Palmolive, the Federal Reserve, and more! Gain exclusive access to recruiters and more than 40 alumni over the course of five days!

Applications are being accepted now until April 6th on a rolling basis. View application and apply here

Information Sessions: 

Tuesday, March 11th at 4:30pm

Thursday, March 13th at 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 19th at 5:00pm

Tuesday, March 25th at 5:00pm

All information sessions will be held in the Cohen Career Center's Conference Room. If you have conflicts with these information session times, please contact Liz Ross ( to set up a time to discuss the trips. 

Quotes from students who attended the trip last year:

“The Business Bootcamp program was the most rewarding experience I had as I was trying to figure out my post-graduation plans. As a Neuroscience major who was not pursuing graduate school, at the end of my junior year I felt like I had no resources to help me figure out what my other career options were. Over the course of the program, we were exposed to a variety of business fields, participated in daily case competitions, and had the opportunity to speak with W&M alumni about their success as non-business majors. The best part of all was spending the entire week with W&M alumni. You could tell that they were extremely invested in helping us as much as they could. Thanks to the Business Bootcamp, I made contacts with the company that I have just signed a full-time offer with for after graduation. Seven months ago on the first day of the program I had no idea that I would be able to make all of this happen. I can only hope that this program will continue to grow at the College and that I can participate in it as an alumna in the future.” (Neuroscience ’14)

“Taking part in the Business Bootcamp this past summer was the best decision I've made in my academic career at William and Mary. The program exposed me to a number of unfamiliar business principles and put me in challenging group-work situations previously unfamiliar in my liberal arts course of study.  I felt much more confident presenting in front of an audience and talking about business concepts after taking part in the Business Bootcamp.  The program also gave me invaluable insight to the many roles available for a non-business school major in the business world at large. These experiences and the exposure to numerous D.C.-based companies gave me a better idea of where I wanted to be after graduation.  The program gave me a huge leg up on my peers, and I can truly credit my confidence going into--and ultimate success--the fall job search to the dedication and passion of the Career Center employees and alumni who helped put together this wonderful summer program.” (Sociology ’14)