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Application Process

The McGuire New Venture Development Program is open to UA undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students in all fields of study. 

We look for students who share a passion for creative problem solving and developing new ideas. There are no prerequisite classes required to apply for the McGuire New Venture Development Program, but you should apply at a specific time in your studies.

When To Apply

  • Undergraduate students: Apply during your junior year to participate in the McGuire Program during your senior year. 

  • Master's students: Apply in the penultimate year of study to participate in the McGuire Program during your final year. 

  • Doctoral students: Apply during any year of study. 

Information Sessions

Join us for an information session about the McGuire New Venture Development Program. We want to answer all of your questions! Upcoming information sessions will be: 

  • Jan. 17, 2018 from 5pm-6pm in the McGuire Center, McClelland Hall. Rm. 202
  • Jan. 22, 2018 from 5pm-6pm in the McGuire Center, McClelland Hall. Rm. 202

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Application Deadlines

  • Priority applications due: Nov. 1, 2017. 
  • Final applications due: Jan. 25, 2018. 

Interviews

Up to 140 students who submit an application by each deadline may be invited to interview. Interview dates are:  

  • Priority application interviews: Nov. 18, 2017. 
  • Final application interviews: Feb. 2-3, 2018. 

Selection Process

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program participants are selected based on their application and interview as compared to the overall applicant pool. Final acceptances will be announced March 1, 2018.  

For more information about the McGuire Program, contact Program Coordinator Casey Ann Carrillo at caseycarrillo@email.arizona.edu or 520.621.2935.