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An immersive experience for first-year business students, Camp Carey introduces you to everything (and everyone) you need to know to succeed at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Discover your inner leader and unleash your inner Sparky as you make new friends, connect with key people and resources, and map your future in college and beyond.
“Camp Carey connected me with so many people. It also made me feel connected to everything going on at the business school, which got me off to a really great start here.”
(BS Marketing/BA Film ’18)
Everyone! It's the perfect way to meet and greet your new community, which includes fellow first-year business students, continuing W. P. Carey students, faculty, staff, and even alumni. Expect to be inspired by the people you meet — local, out-of-state, and international students all find common ground at Camp Carey.
Some of the most important business skills are best learned through experience, which is why we encourage all W. P. Carey students to start early and practice often. Camp Carey is a great first step.
Camp Carey is all about building important and meaningful connections, meeting new friends, learning about the business school and the resources you need to succeed, and, of course, having fun. All W. P. Carey students are expected to participate in Camp Carey, where you will get to communicate ideas and engage with diverse groups.
Mid-June through August
Participating in Camp Carey is an important part of ensuring your success in college and beyond. It's a no-stress, high-fun experience and is an unmatched opportunity to make connections and friends you can count on.
To learn more about specific dates and activities check out the FAQ.
Camp Carey is wherever you are! There will be multiple Zoom session dates throughout the summer to maximize your virtual experience.
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“As an international student, it was my first time to work with students from other cultures. I made some friends during the trip and got some experience in intercultural communication.”
(BS Supply Chain Management ’16)
Starting your journey with Camp Carey removes the guesswork from your first year so you can make informed decisions about your future and shape your path forward with confidence.
Camp Carey connects you with knowledge, tools, and people that can help you thrive throughout your time at ASU. Because your success is our priority, and we want you and fellow first-year students to enter college with:
A clear picture of the many opportunities available to you here
The tools you need to pursue those opportunities early in your college career
Aspirational and achievable ways to elevate your education and experience
An immediate network of friends and mentors to help you along the way
This is your guide to all things Camp Carey, all in one place. Feel free to reach out to us if questions come up.
Camp Carey is an immersive, welcoming experience for first-year business students at Arizona State University. It’s your chance to get a competitive edge before classes start, by forming connections with people and tools that you can lean on for support from day one and throughout your college career.
All new first-year W. P. Carey students are expected to participate in Camp Carey. It’s your opportunity to interact and forge lasting relationships with peers, current students, deans, and staff — friendly faces you’ll see in class and across campus throughout your time at ASU.
Camp Carey is free!
A great attitude and reliable internet connection.
A keynote speaker to help build meaningful connections with other students, team-building and goal-setting activities, icebreakers, meeting student clubs and organizations, fun games, and unique opportunities to engage with your new community.
On June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 15 there will be hour long drop-in sessions to include a Campus Tour, Student Panel, A Day in the Life, Book Club, and W. P. Carey Traditions Trivia.
Each week on Wednesday, these reoccurring sessions will take place to reach you at various times and based on where you are in the enrollment process. During this timeframe, we will also host additional sessions on Meet and greet your department/major, Netflix Party, Bingo and W. P. Carey Game Night.
On July 29 and August 5, you will be led through various smaller group activities to make connections with peers and build W. P. Carey affinity. Wednesday, July 29 will feature guest speaker, Chad Littlefield, who will provide a highly engaging and interactive presentation.