The Entrepreneurial Mindset
The traditional career path is an anachronism. Statistics show 40 to 50 percent of students entering college in 2016 will be self-employed or will freelance at some point in their careers, according to a study commissioned by Intuit. The economy, students’ desires and the world’s expectations of students are all very different than what I faced when I graduated college.
Neil Kane first director of undergraduate entrepreneurship and innovation
Helping Students Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Assistant Professor Educational Technology Coordinator
About three years ago, a student approached me before class.
“Mr. Spencer, I heard that you wrote a children’s book.”
I nodded. “I co-wrote it with my wife and then we self-published it.”
“Can you teach me how to publish my own novel?”
I launched into a brief elevator pitch about character development, conflict, and suspense. Afterward, she said, “I get that but I want to know how you actually publish a book.”
Graduate Teaching and Leading Department
Entrepreneurial Learning works across disciplines
Entrepreneurial learning occurs both in and out of the classroom, within dynamic environments where knowing intersects with making and creative experimentation, where students and faculty learn together through productive application of knowledge.
Entrepreneurial Learning works across disciplines and teaches:
comfort with risk
creativity and innovation
flexibility and adaptability
initiative and self-reliance
critical thinking and problem solving
communication and collaboration