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Press Release

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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

In partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Tucson and the Sunnyside Unified School District, The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management MIS Department will expose high school females to in-demand technology careers in the 21st century

TUCSON , Ariz. – May 28, 2004 – From June 1st through June 4th, 2004, The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management MIS Department will host 25 young women to participate in “Career Camp: Expanding Your Options in the 21st Century.” Participants were selected from an applicant pool of 35 Sunnyside and Desert View High School students who wanted to participate in this unique, all-expenses-paid opportunity.

The MIS “Career Camp” outreach initiative will expose economically disadvantaged high school females to career options in the information technology fields, and help them understand the higher education, skills, and training required to be successful. In addition to exploring careers in the technology fields, students will learn about the undergraduate experience at The University of Arizona, including what majors, scholarships, and cultural programs are available. The camp will provide opportunities for the young women to interact with current UA students, faculty, and staff to get a first-hand glimpse of the university experience.

The program is a partnership of the Eller College, the YMCA of Metropolitan Tucson, and the Sunnyside School District, and is made possible with Proposition 301 funds.

“We expect to make lasting impressions next week. This partnership gives us the opportunity to open the minds of high school girls to the multitude of opportunities in the IT field and to the overall university experience in an exciting camp format. With ongoing resources, we hope to give more high school students in our Tucson community similar experiences,” commented Dr. Edna Reid, Eller College MIS research scientist and one of the Career Camp program directors.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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