High School Students Tour The Navy Yard During Global Entrepreneurship Program

by Navy Yard
June 30, 2023

Categories: Community, Events,

High school students aspiring to be future leaders in global business visited the Navy Yard June 29 as part of Lehigh University’s Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI) program.

Nearly 50 students from Pennsylvania, surrounding states, and from around the world (representing 12 total countries), took part in the day trip to Philadelphia where their first stop was the Navy Yard.

IGEI faculty chose the Navy Yard because they saw it is a great example of public/private partnerships, urban renewal, and sustainable development – all of which mesh well with the IGEI program objectives.

During the visit, the students participated in a driving tour and presentation where they learned about:

About the IGEI Program

IEGI is an immersive, hands-on program that combines experiential learning and intercultural connection. After completing the program, IGEI graduates are prepared to:

  • Evaluate the potential of ideas to become successful innovations
  • Create functional business/marketing plans and compelling pitches
  • Navigate cultural differences and collaborate to succeed as a team

The program is open to academically talented U.S. and international high school students who are current sophomores or juniors. They must demonstrate academic achievement, an interest in entrepreneurship, and a record of leadership and service activities.