Student Opportunities

Build the entrepreneurial skills you need to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders

Whether your career path leads you up the corporate ladder, working among a large staff of technicians or service providers, or onto a new start-up venture, the La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) can help you build your future.

Designed for students in any major or area of study, LCE offers academic and extracurricular opportunities to suit a variety of industries, from nursing and health care to computer and information systems to social and personal services, as well as business.

The combination of classroom and experiential learning gives LCE participants the knowledge, experience, and confidence to convert ideas into opportunity and maximize their value in the professional world. Learn how to identify and capitalize on new competitive advantages and opportunities and build the plans, infrastructure, and teams to make them successful.

Academic Opportunities

  • Minor in Entrepreneurship—This cross-disciplinary program supports students interested in starting a business, joining a family-run business, or simply learning how to be entrepreneurial in a large enterprise. Download a Student Enrollment Packet.
  • ENT 201: Experiential Introduction to Entrepreneurship—Open to students of any major, this course develops skills such as creative thinking, opportunity identification, problem solving, communication, comprehensive business planning and task execution, leadership, and collaboration through live projects.
  • ENT 301: Entrepreneurial Applications—Through development of a thorough and detailed business plan for a new or existing business venture, this course teaches the most important business principles that range across all industries and allow you to focus on your unique interest.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Gain valuable, tangible experience in entrepreneurial concepts and activities outside of the classroom in several ways:

  • One-on-one Mentoring—Students with their own concept for an entrepreneurial endeavor get support through business mentoring and planning assistance, advice on starting and running the venture, assistance seeking capital and partners, and other support services.
  • Market Introductions—Connect to LCE’s vast network of local start-ups and venture capital companies for internship opportunities, research, and career advice.
  • Open Lectures and Workshops—These programs, open to all students, focus on a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship, starting and running service-based businesses, meet-the-entrepreneur sessions, and more.


Steve Melick Director
La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship
Profile » 215.284.2006
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