Wondering what a career in business would look like? 

The Calvin Young Women’s Business Institute is a cost-free, selective, resume-building program for young women in their junior or senior year of high school. Students will learn about business from professionals while discovering and developing their own strengths.  

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  • Interacting with professors and business leaders to learn business protocol and practice
  • Networking with fellow participants and business leaders from companies such as Steelcase, Amway, Wolverine Worldwide, and Gordon Food Service
  • Identifying and developing personal strengths, with assistance from certified Calvin University strengths experts
  • Discovering what it means to be a Christian in business 

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What to Expect

Learning Sessions

Individual Difference, Job Attitudes, and Motivation – what’s the connection?

During this session a Calvin Business Professor will start to unpack the great diversity of God’s prize creation (us), how our differences influence the attitudes we bring to our work (e.g., employee engagement), and the resulting impact on motivation and job performance

Marketing: Behind the Scenes

During this session a Calvin Business Professor will lead the group in an activity to explore some of the decisions a marketer must make. Students will work together to describe marketing actions that will reach a specific target market.

Business as a Christian Calling

During this session a Calvin Business Professor will discuss Business as a Christian calling.


Participants will also have multiple opportunities to connect and have casual conversations about life as a student and life as a business professional with influential women leaders from the community.

Young Women's Business Institute