Oakland Campus Programming

Information about our Summer 2024 programs will go live this fall. To receive information about future programs, click the Learn More button below.

Our Oakland campus program gives talented high school rising juniors and seniors from around the world the opportunity to participate in an immersive, experiential program with acclaimed Northeastern faculty members right on our Oakland campus. ​

Experiential Entrepreneurship – June 4 – 16, 2023

Experiential Entrepreneurship is a summer program designed for future entrepreneurs who want to change the world with their ideas. In this program, students learn to be an entrepreneur by being an entrepreneur. They will form teams and build a startup from an idea to a pitch in front of a panel of entrepreneurs. Along the way, they will have access to Bay Area industry professionals who will provide guidance on topics such as finding and growing an audience, business planning, product development, negotiation, pitch presentations, and more. This opportunity to go from an idea to a pitch for high school students is a one of a kind experience. ​

After several successful summers in Boston, our faculty are excited to offer the Experiential Entrepreneurship program in Oakland. The Oakland Experiential Entrepreneurship program harnesses the power of place, offering an experiential pre-college program that reflects the buzzing entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area. Oakland, California is home to a range of nonprofit arts organizations, social justice initiatives, advocacy groups, and a business culture committed to social responsibility. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn from Bay Area thought leaders while learning how to be an entrepreneur. ​

Learning Outcomes

Entrepreneurial Mindset 

Learn to think and do like an entrepreneur by practicing skills like empathy, identifying your passions, and failing and trying again.  

Explore Creativity and Innovation 

Students will learn how to view the customer engagement experience from the perspective of their target market in order to build a strong brand. Activities will develop the key abilities of critical thinking and creative thinking as students create a go-to-market strategy for a venture regardless of whether that venture’s setting is a high growth start-up, a social enterprise, or a larger well-established company. 

Interpersonal Skills 

Learn and practice communicating your ideas with confidence. 

Team Development 

Learn and build skills in understanding different points of view, negotiation, and conflict resolution. 

Systems Thinking

Learn and use systems thinking skills to identify relationships, impact of change (positive and negative), and feedback loops. 

Sample Schedule

For an in-depth look at your day to day activities during the two-week Experiential Entrepreneurship program, click the link below to download our full sample schedule.

This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Oakland Student Life

Learn about the Northeastern campus, housing, dining, and social activities for Accelerate students in Oakland.

Program Tuition

The program tuition is $6,495. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities. Students admitted to the Oakland program will receive a $1,000 inaugural year tuition discount.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at (617) 373-2200 or precollegeprograms@northeastern.edu