Special Programs 2021-2022 Edition

The Links, Incorporated L.I.F.E. Program

The Links, Incorporated - a nonprofit organization comprising women focused on leadership, education, and service - has a program called “Linkages in International Business & Foreign Affairs Empowerment for Youth” (L.I.F.E.), which introduces high school sophomores to exciting business and professional careers. Course content includes geography, international business, foreign affairs, and multicultural relations, as well as skill building in the following areas: career planning, team building, time management, and course mapping. Participants will have many opportunities to learn from Bryant University faculty and staff, as well as local leaders from The Links, Incorporated. This program is no cost to participants and is primarily, but not exclusively, for Black/African American, Latino/a, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American students.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Career Leadership Institute (PwCACLI) has made a difference in the academic and career plans of hundreds of talented high school students. This week-long, hands-on program for African American or Black, Native American, and Latino/a rising high school seniors is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire firsthand knowledge about a dynamic profession, the key role accountants play in society and the many opportunities with the field. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – one of the largest professional services firms in the world. The students meet new people and learn team-building and leadership skills while working together in groups on a variety of projects.

The Women’s Summit®

The Women’s Summit® at Bryant University features esteemed keynote speakers and dynamic professional and personal development workshops. It is the largest and longest-running conference for women in Rhode Island and the region. More than 1,000 women and men from throughout New England attend this impactful annual conference, normally held in March. The mission of the Women’s Summit is to empower both women and men professionally, personally, and financially. As a result, participants not only are able to advance professionally and support their families but also enhance their skills to provide effective leadership in their workplace, in their community, and beyond.