UT program teaches East Tennessee high schoolers about business success

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Twenty-five East Tennessee high school students are getting the chance to explore the world of business on UT's campus this week.

The program is called Business Education for Talented Students, or BETS, and allows students to look at potential careers in business.

BETS targets students from communities that are historically under-represented in business.

Participants get to do hands-on projects, meet with business and government leaders, and learn how to really be successful in business.

BETS participant Shanise Whitaker says, "It's a good experience, it teaches you things you would not learn how to do in schools or anything, it's a very good program."

The program is free, but students must be rising seniors and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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