Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy

The Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Academy is a series of workshops exclusively for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. This non-credit series of workshops is presented by Career Success and  taught by successful Arts and Sciences alumni as well as local members of the entrepreneurship community. The program provides a foundation for understanding what is required to develop an idea into an entrepreneurial venture. Those that complete the program have the option to deliver a final pitch and be considered for cash awards for best presentation.

The Academy will meet weekly from 7-9pm on the following dates:

September 10, 2019 : Ideation
September 17, 2019 : Value Proposition and Customer Validation
September 24, 2019 : Target Markets and Marketing Essentials
October 1, 2019 : Business Plan
October 8, 2019 : Financials and Funding
October 15, 2019 : Building Your Pitch
November 8, 2019 : Final pitch presentation

A unique feature of this program is that each participant will have access to an alumni mentor to assist them with developing their idea and business plan!

Program goals:

  • Understand the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur and how this career path relates to your personal goals and values
  • Refine and further develop your concept
  • Understand the types of business models and determine what model is best suited to your concept
  • Identify your target market and how you can test your ideas
  • Develop the basics on how to construct a business plan
  • Discover what goes in to financing a concept and the resources available
  • Understand and apply what makes an effective pitch
  • Gain familiarity with internal and external resources
  • Understand the basics of creating a marketing plan

Registration is open and space is limited. Please register through Handshake  or contact Scott Kustis at kustis.1@osu.edu

Notre Dame ESTEEM

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Deadlines: December 4, January 29, and March 9

Notre Dame’s ESTEEM program is available for STEM students at The Ohio State University who are pursuing a Master’s in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology. ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. It allows students to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to become leaders in their chosen fields.

ESTEEM Curriculum includes:

  • 11 months
  • includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
  • Master’s Thesis Capstone: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea

More information can be found at their website, and specific questions can be directed to Kyle Williams at kwilliams@nd.edu.

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Sustainability Internship Opportunity with the Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance

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The Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance is seeking a Sustainability Intern!

The focus of this position is to assist with data collection and project implementation that will move departments toward the University Sustainability Goals. Specific tasks assigned throughout the internship are broken down as follows:

  • 50% Conduct cost benefit analysis on both assigned and self-identified projects, working professionally with both internal and external stakeholders
  • 25% Assist with materials management infrastructure audits, updates, and zero waste events
  • 10% Research best practices for sustainability at universities and other relevant settings
  • 5% Develop and provide training for staff, clients, guests, students, and visitors as needed
  • 10% Other administrative tasks as assigned

Additionally, the department desires interns who meet these qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time at The Ohio State University at least two (2) semesters per year
  • In good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA) in a related major or field
  • Students requiring ENR 4191 are encouraged to apply
  • Interest in sustainability demonstrated by area of study, participation in student organizations, community service or other similar activities
  • Experience coordinating, organizing, and implementing projects, programs and events
  • Strong personal organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks in a team environment, to work independently, and be detail oriented
  • Experience in using computers; knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with internet use; ability to learn new software packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to use various modern media tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to remain calm and professional under pressure

Other details include:

  • Hours: 15+ weekly during the academic term, 36+ weekly during summer term
  • Location: E114 Fawcett Center
  • Pay: $8.50-9.50 per hour, based on experience
  • Openings: 1
  • Start Date: January 9th, 2017
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Graham Oberly at oberly.7@osu.edu by November 16th, 2016 at 5:00PM.