Valuable Summer Opportunities for Iowa’s Future Leaders

June 1, 2018 | Iowa businesses carve out global opportunities, look at the future Jessi Steward, ABI Foundation – Marketing and Programs Coordinator,

(grades 9-12)
July 15-19 | Central College | Pella

This action-packed week allows students from across the state to team up and learn what it takes to run their own business. Students hear from expert speakers, take part in fun activities and competitions, and develop leadership and future-ready skills while meeting Iowa professionals. Students can also earn college credit and a Central College scholarship.

Regardless of their career interest, Business Horizons is a can’t-miss week of valuable college and career experience for all students. Students can learn more and complete applications at Applications received on or before June 15 will qualify for a $35 discount.

How to get involved

Spread the word! Share this opportunity with your colleagues and friends, or nominate individual students to attend at Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities also provide a fantastic way to give back and put your company name in front of 75+ high school students, parents, volunteers and more. Contact us at or 515-280-8000 for more information.

(college students)
Aug. 5-9 | Des Moines Area

College students looking for an excellent personal and professional development opportunity this summer should apply now to join Leadership Iowa University this August. For one week, Leadership Iowa University students gain a fresh look at several incredible opportunities for their future right here in Iowa. Participants enjoy eye-opening industry tours, networking discussions with Iowa professionals, inspiring speakers and more. Students discover their strengths, their passions and how to achieve their goals in our great state.

Students who have completed their freshman year and are currently enrolled at any Iowa college, community college or university are welcome to apply at

How to get involved

Does your company have a summer internship program? If so, we would love to have your interns join us. This program is a great capstone on the end of any internship. We also have volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available that provide great company exposure to some of our top talent in the state. To discuss further, please contact us at or 515-280-8000.