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Pamplin's Inspiring Possibilities (PIP) Academy

2023 PIP Academy Cohort

PIP is a ten-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the dynamic world of business and business careers. Selected students will explore seven areas, including Accounting and Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Marketing, and Real Estate.

Students will have an opportunity to interact with diverse business professionals and participate in the preparation and presentation of a team project. Participants will be immersed in the Virginia Tech campus experience. Students will attend classes facilitated by Pamplin College of Business faculty, alumni, business leaders, and interact with current Pamplin students, tour campus facilities, and hear presentations from campus units (e.g., admissions, undergraduate programs, study abroad)

Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilites (PIP) Academy is designed to introduce diverse high school students to the dynamic world of business and business careers.

Participants will learn about Pamplin’s academic programs, contribute to an applied team project, and engage with faculty, peer mentors, alumni, and corporate partners. Special sessions in professional development, admissions, financial aid, study abroad, and wellness will be offered.

To be eligible, students must: 

  • be a high school senior in the 2024- 25 academic year
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or its equivalent grading scale
  • submit a statement of interest

Applicants from underrepresented and underserved communities will be given priority selection.

Dates: Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 20, 2024

Location: The PIP Academy takes place at Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, VA.

Cost: Selected applicants will have all costs of attendance covered, including room and board.


Applications for the 2024 PIP Academy are now closed

July 11 - July 20, 2024