DR. CORNELL A. BELL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (BOP)

Organization name: Purdue University

Program Type

Academic programs
Mentoring and career navigation programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Designed to create a more diverse student body, the Business Opportunity Program (BOP) recruits, enrolls, educates and provides support for Krannert School of Management undergraduate and graduate students. It begins with an eight-week summer session to jumpstart studies within the School of Management. BOP provides a number of support services, including academic advising, coaching, tutoring services, and financial support. Peer-to-peer mentoring is the foundation of a student’s support group, which ultimately leads to the goal of academic excellence for all BOP students.
Success Metrics: Since taking wing in 1968 with 11 undergraduate student participants, BOP has provided opportunities for more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. BOP has a 95% graduation rate and 100% job placement rate.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

30

Black or African Americans Annually Served

40%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

35%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: North Central, Brebruf, Hamilton Southeastern High
School, Lawrence North High School

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $300,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: Purdue University
Website: https://www.purdue.edu/
Respondents Name: Darren Henry
Email: henrydl@purdue.edu

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