Opportunities for Students
Students can engage in a variety of academic and extracurricular initiatives to suit their particular interests. All students are welcome to contact the Center for Entrepreneurship to discuss their individual career goals in more detail.
Students can gain valuable, tangible experience in entrepreneurial concepts and activities outside of the classroom in several ways:
- Founders Circle Projects—How would “Co-Founder” of a new startup business sound on your résumé? Under the supervision and mentoring of the center, groups of students actively work toward the planning, launch, and operation of real businesses.
- One-on-one Mentoring—For students who have their own concept for an entrepreneurial endeavor, the center can support those ventures through business mentoring and planning assistance, advice on starting and running the venture, assistance seeking capital and partners, and other support services.
- Market Introductions—Through the center’s vast network among the local startup and venture capital community, introductions can be arranged for internships, research, and career advice.
- Open Lectures and Workshops— All lectures and workshops are open to all students and focus on a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship, starting and running service-based businesses, meet-the-entrepreneur.
- Minor in Entrepreneurship—Students interested in starting a business, joining a family-run business, or simply learning how to be entrepreneurial in a large enterprise are encouraged to consider a cross-disciplinary minor in entrepreneurship.
- ENT 201: Experiential Introduction to Entrepreneurship—open to students of all majors, this course provides students with an opportunity to develop 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—This course focuses on the delivery of a thorough and detailed business plan of each student’s concept or in conjunction with an existing enterprise. The goal of this course is to provide education around specific business principles that are important across all businesses while allowing specific focus on a student’s unique interests.