The Schottland Scholars Program is for exceptional undergraduate business students who have been selected through a rigorous application and interview process. The program fosters professional development of highly motivated students by providing them with challenging, extracurricular opportunities in the business community. Approximately ten students from the School of Business senior class are selected each year.
The mission of the program is for the scholars to develop skills to become outstanding in the areas of ethical awareness, global awareness, problem solving, and effective communication so that they will succeed in becoming future business leaders.
The scholars will participate in a variety of activities including:
- A Tour of Regional Organizations - For one week prior to the start of their senior year, Schottland Scholars visit a number of organizations and meet with the organizations' leaders.
- Community Mentoring Program - Students are paired with a community member to serve as the student's mentor throughout the course of the program.
- Skill Assessment and Development Program - The students are encouraged to consider their personal and professional goals and assess their interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills, as well as their personality characteristics. Students create a personal development plan based on an assessment of their personal strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
- Local Leader Roundtable Discussions - Throughout the year, the Scholars host several local community leaders for dinner. These intimate events will allow students to discuss and debate with the local leader.
- Reading Discussion Group - The Schottland Scholars are encouraged to read specific articles from BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and/or Harvard Business Review, and meet-up for roundtable discussions of current topics. Students are also encouraged to read other popular business literature on the month's topic.
- Business Etiquette Training - These meetings focus on appropriate business practices, including lessons in providing effective feedback to others, dinner etiquette, professional attire, exceptional interview performance, and job search techniques.
- Oral and Written Skill Development - Scholars are encouraged to sign-up for two express communication courses offered by the College of Charleston: Business Writing and Business Presentations.