Our Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation ambassadors share our mission of student success and mentoring. Ambassadors from a wide variety of academic majors talk to prospective students and families at Purdue recruiting events, present their experiences to classes and represent the program at events on and off campus.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an amazing program to partake. The program opened my eyes to many different ways to view and think about situations, which has helped me in other courses I’ve taken at Purdue. I was able to meet and work with amazing people outside of my major and build my creativity and business planning skills.
Our world is constantly being shaped by innovation. The certificate classes have helped me think strategically about my future and how I can make an impact on the world through entrepreneurship and innovation.
I have always had an interest in entrepreneurship. The Certificate Program at Purdue allows me to connect with like-minded individuals and use the wealth of knowledge from instructors to craft prospective ideas. I enjoy learning a plethora of entrepreneurial concepts to improve my skills for future endeavors.
The entrepreneurship program has helped me realize how to make ideas happen. The core curriculum has helped me understand how to take my ideas and build real, practical businesses, whilst imbibing in me critical business ethics and ideologies.
Partnering the certificate in entrepreneurship with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering has influenced me to pursue involvement with start-up companies and eventually my own company. I was able to apply and develop many skills learned at a start-up company in the healthcare industry, and have realized the certificate has given me the resources to start my own venture.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has helped me take a closer look at the challenges in starting a business, including the small yet important steps every company must take before becoming a success.
The Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation has provided me with a great hands-on, group learning experience working with motivated students hoping to achieve similar future goals. Having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students from all majors creates a very unique experience that isn’t found in my core classes. With the tools I have learned through these classes I feel prepared to turn my ideas into a reality.
The certificate program has changed my perspective on the kinds of careers that I can pursue in business. The skills learned can be applied to many positions within a company. The instructors take the program to the next level by incorporating their real-life experiences into the classroom.
The certificate program has been a unique opportunity to enhance my time at Purdue and explore courses outside of my major. I have learned about the crucial customer-company relationship necessary for start-ups and large businesses alike. Whether you work for large or small businesses, these lessons and the ability to think entrepreneurially can add value to any company and differentiate yourself from the crowd. Our world has been shaped by innovators and entrepreneurs for centuries who dared to dream. You could be next.
The Certificate Program has challenged me to explore courses outside my major and shown me that entrepreneurship touches all industries. The enthusiasm from instructors, interactive events put on by staff, and genuine ambition from peers in my classes has made the program one of the most engaging experiences during my college career. The program has given me the strength to take risks and collaborate on ventures, both of which have shaped me into a young business professional, which I am very grateful.
The Certificate Program helped me realize the necessary steps it takes to start and maintain a business while working with other students across campus. The program fit within my plan of study and offered me a chance to develop the business acumen to complement my technical skills.
What I like most about the entrepreneurship program is the people. Whether it be the students or the instructors, you are surrounded by ambitious people who are going to, or already have done, great things.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation has provided me ample learning experiences in leveraging unique strengths and interests from students in different majors, when working on group projects. Whether or not my future career involves start-ups — the communication, collaboration, and creativity skills gained through the program have given me a competitive advantage when pursuing internships and other professional opportunities.
As a communications student, the entrepreneurship certificate has enhanced my public relations degree in many ways. I believe the entrepreneurship classes are some of the best at Purdue, allowing students to grow and develop skills that will compliment any major. Being able to work with students from different backgrounds and majors has allowed me to learn in a new and different way that would not have been possible without the certificate program. I now have a better understanding of a business from the ground up and the skills to make it happen.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation compliments my animal sciences major. Having experience in entrepreneurship and gaining entrepreneurial thinking skills is very marketable and sets me apart from other students during the internship and graduate school application processes. The agricultural industry is always changing to meet the needs of customers, and employers see the value that the certificate adds to my degree.