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Business at Moore

The Business at Moore program is designed for high-achieving, rising high school seniors who are under-represented in business and have expressed an interest in pursuing a business degree. Participants live on campus for a week, enabling them to explore the many opportunities available to them with a business degree and to experience college life. It also gives participants a chance to meet other high school students from throughout the state, as well as current Moore School students and faculty.

2018 Business at Moore Summer Program

The Business at Moore program will take a brief hiatus during the summer of 2018 while we work on program improvements for our future students.  It will resume in its new form the summer of 2019. 

During this time we will hold a number of Day at Moore events where students will participate in interactive business and diversity oriented workshops, as well as meet with Moore School faculty, staff, and students to learn about the benefits of a business degree and the doors it can open.  These are day long events that will be held primarily on Fridays and are open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Want more information? Call us at 803-777-0170 or email Cynthia Parker at


2017 Business at Moore Summer Program

In 2017, the Business at Moore summer program hosted 40 student participants instead of the usual 30.  The increased numbers made for a great learning experience, more valuable input and an incredibly successful program! 

Students from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia shared a valuable learning experience and engaged in friendly competition as they sought to design a product or service that could be successfully marketed on or around a college campus.  They then presented their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of their peers, parents and Moore School alums, faculty and staff as if pitching their ideas to potential investors.

The end results were impressive!  Team 6, led by counselor and Moore School undergraduate Kayla Werts, won first place with UPark, an infrared parking sensor combined with an app that lets subscribers know the location of available parking spaces.  The team included Alice Bowie of Irmo High School, Martin Federico of Dunwoody High School, Nicolas Jean-Gilles of Hammond High School, Lauren Martin of Hickory Ridge High School, and Andrea Sprattling of Marlboro County High School.

Team 4, consisting of counselor Charlize Melendez and student participants Annaliese Bennett from Brashier Middle College, Moneta Dunn from Dreher High School, Jayla Hill, from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Justis Malker from Indian Land High School and Kenisha Robinson from Southside High School, took second place with SIP, a disposable, recyclable cup with the ability to detect date rape drugs if they are added to a drink.  Not only would the product let potential victims know when they were targeted, but it would also aid the bars using them in being marked as "safe" bars for patrons.

Team1, consisting of counselor Bruce Davis and student participants Sebastian Alvarado fro Riverside High School, Denae Clowers from Westlake High School, Amanda Harris from J.L. Mann High School, Stephan Kasper from Wilson High School and Simon Penso from Cardinal Newman High School, came in third place with the Budgie, a real-time translator worn like a headset that would translate foreign languages in the moment, making immediate conversations possible regardless of potential language barriers.

All of the ideas from the 2017 program were exceptional and all of our students participants were impressive.