“The past fourteen days were a phenomenal experience for me. Coming into the academy, I expected not to be intrigued by every element of the program. However, all of the lectures were riveting and informative. I enjoyed the college style immersion; since it gave me insight into what to expect in just a year from now. Before attending this academy, I was always interested in business, but here I was able to explore possible concentrations, which made it so much more engaging and useful. Lastly, the dorm life was a somewhat new experience for me, and I enjoyed the freedom and responsibilities that came with it.” Student, 2018

“The professors and speakers were by far the best part of Berkeley B-BAY. From the insightful discussions held in class to the one-on-one meetings with speakers, I felt that I was able to meaningfully connect with not just Haas faculty but renowned instructors from around the world.” Student, 2018

“The past 14 days have really opened me up to the college lifestyle and gave me exposure to what four years at UC Berkeley would look like. I was able to meet people with different cultures and ethnicities and was able to learn about their backgrounds and stories. I enjoyed the entrepreneurship concept of the program as well since I was able to get a 2 week education from some of Haas’ most renowned professors. Through these 14 days, I learned that people are friendly and willing to help and that I also have a lot to learn in the near future.” Student, 2017

“B-BAY has been quite the experience. I have been challenged mentally, and I’m very grateful to have been a part of the program. I had never really been a part of a program with as much diversity and to have met so many people with so many different ideas and thoughts. At first it was personally challenging for me because I am a very introverted person, but getting to meet everyone was fun. It was also a challenge to understand and be open to the different viewpoints and perspectives people have, but that within itself is a skill, and I’d have to face the fact that not everyone thinks like me. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the program, but it did seem to go by very quick. I would have wished for more time and more mentoring.” Student, 2017

“For the past two weeks, I have deeply experienced the college environment and gained a lot of professional business skills..I have learned how to play as a team member.” Student, 2016

“I felt very lucky to have interacted with a group of prestigious and successful professors. They were not only excellent speakers and experienced teachers, but also very patient individuals” Student, 2015

“My daughter was very interested in the program and enjoyed the experience, also feeling she could use what she has learned in future opportunities. She has also stated that being part of the B-BAY program has increased her confidence in the business realm and enlightened her to issues that she hadn’t considered before, which will hopefully help in her college applications and goals.” Parent, 2018

” I expected the curriculum to be challenging for my ninth-grader and I expected it would expand his knowledge of business planning and the value of meeting kids from different places. My experience was very satisfying as my student learned business as well as life skills, i.e. problem-solving. He was able to connect with kids from Asia and Caribbean.” Parent, 2018

“I expected my [student] exploring his passion in business and gain more knowledge in entrepreneurship. My experience was equal to or excelled my expectations because my [student] came back with new visions and even talks about maintaining his business with his teammates.” Parent, 2017

“Our expectation was for [students] to have an immersive experience on a college campus with a group of likeminded young people and learn about the basics of starting a business. We think the program met our expectations.” Parent, 2017

“We hoped that students would be exposed to all aspects of business. The experience met those expectations and more! We were so pleased that the students had mentors working with them.” Parent, 2016