rise academy

RISE ACADEMY

Resilience. Integrity. Selflessness. Excellence.

The RISE Academy provides College of Business (COB) students from underrepresented demographics the chance to get a jumpstart on their future. Students from all classification levels (freshman to senior) can enhance their leadership and professional skills by participating in experiential learning, interacting with faculty scholars, and engaging with our diversity partners, including c-suite executives, professional leaders, and entrepreneurs. Students accepted into the Academy will also earn the “Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations” (MDIO) undergraduate certificate.

Participants will learn to lead by understanding decision-making as it relates to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion; develop strong emotional intelligence skills; build critical-thinking skills; and participate in internships and mentoring opportunities with industry leaders. Throughout the program, students will learn the importance of resilience, integrity, selflessness, and excellence needed for life beyond UTA.

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Overview

  • Become more globally aware by studying abroad
  • Take advantage of scholarship opportunities
  • Form mentoring relationships with our diversity partners
  • Graduate with the Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (MDIO) undergraduate certificate
  • Gain leadership and professional skills
  • Earn a Maverick Advantage distinction
Required Course
  • MANA 4326: Diversity in Organizations
Elective Options (Two Required)
  • ECON 4305: Economics of Discrimination
  • MANA 4321: International Management
  • MANA 4329: Disability & Work
  • MARK 4325: International Marketing
  • MARK 4335: Multicultural Marketing*
*in-person only
  • Selected RISE applicants will be asked to participate in an interview before the final candidates are chosen. If selected for RISE, applicants will be notified after completing their interviews
  • Pre-business/business-intended or declared business major
  • Participation in the COB RISE Academy mentoring program
  • University and COB good academic standing (preferred internship GPA may vary based on company)
  • Participation in all required activities
  • Participation in high-impact learning
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completion of interest form

Though we encourage underrepresented minorities to apply, everyone is welcome, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status covered by applicable law.

Schedule


Year 1

Mentoring: Begin mentoring program
Internship: Complete first summer internship*
Professional Development: Participate in professional development
Community Service: Begin community service

Year 2

Mentoring: Continue with the mentoring program
Internship: Complete second summer internship*
Professional Development: Continue with professional development
Community Service: Continue with community service

Year 3

Mentoring: Continue with the mentoring program (Peer-to-Peerand Protégé)
Internship: Complete third summer internship*
Professional Development:Continue with professional development
Community Service: Continue with community service
Diversity Certificate: Complete MANA 4326 and ECON 4305 or MANA 4321 (Spring)

Year 4

Mentoring: Continue with the mentoring program (Peer-to-Peer and Protégé)
Professional Development: Continue with professional development
Community Service: Continue with community service
Diversity Certificate: Complete MANA 4329 or MARK 4325 or MARK 4335 (Spring)

*Only one internship may be counted as a three-credit-hour Advanced Business Elective or Major Elective during the undergraduate degree journey. To submit the internship application for credit, click on this link for more information.

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RISE Academy Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in joining RISE Academy. We look forward to the impact your participation will make if you're selected to join the RISE Academy.

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