If you have an interest in learning how businesses launch, compete and grow, consider the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community (ELC). As an ELC student, you will take a course entitled Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation and will have the opportunity to participate in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, which is similar to a minor. Students in all majors can earn the Certificate by completing a series of five classes or experiential learning programs, some of which may be compatible with your major. Upon completion, you will receive a diploma-like certificate and the credential will be recorded on your academic transcript.

Adding entrepreneurship education and experiences to your already robust Purdue degree can set you apart and provide you with more career options. These skills are valuable whether you start your own venture or choose to apply your entrepreneurial knowledge to help an established organization grow and prosper. Visit www.purdue.edu/entr for more information about the program.

If you are interested in expanding your career options and developing these timely skills, consider applying to join Purdue University's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community. It is open to incoming first-year students in all majors and is designed to connect you with like-minded students while providing a direct link to entrepreneurship-related courses and activities on campus. ELC members also live together in Harrison Hall, a residence located near the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

With such benefits, please consider applying for the ELC. If you have any questions, please visit the website listed above and contact us regarding the LC or the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

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"Looking back, I am so grateful that I was a part of the ELC because it is an exceptional program that holds lots of interest to me. Entrepreneurship and Innovation means more in this day and age than ever before. The lessons I learned will help me through college and in my career. I also made valuable friendships that I still cherish to this day." -Student in the College of Science

"The ELC helped to create great friendships and relationships inside and outside of the classroom and taught me the communication skills necessary to help work more productively as a part of a group. The people you meet will not only help you in the ELC classes, but they are contacts you will run into over and over again. The ELC provides so much more than just a unique skill set and interesting classes. It provides great life experience that will set you apart from everyone else and truly shape who you are as a student and person." -Student in the Krannert School of Management

 

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major with an interest in entrepreneurship
  • It may be possible for Honors College participants to be eligible for this LC. Please contact Rita Baker with questions- (765) 496-7912 or bakerr@purdue.edu

Residential Component

  • REQUIRED in Harrison Hall
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

 

Duration

Fall 2014 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – ENTR 20000

Events and Activities May Include:

  • Semester Kickoff at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Trip to the Purdue Research Park Business Incubator
  • Introduction to Purdue campus resources
  • Participation in various workshops (Elevator Pitch, Interviewing, After-Dinner Speeches)
  • Interaction with faculty members

 

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.