As we wrap up our Spotlight month for Purdue’s 150th anniversary, we are taking a moment to reflect on the “Giant Leaps” Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program has made in Entrepreneurship Education.
Peter Fuller, a new Instructor in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, brings to the classroom stories of success, failure, and even a disaster or two. Two decades in the workforce and the experience of starting 15 companies, two industry associations, and one non-profit, has led Peter to his latest venture.
The purpose of this one credit course is the help students gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully transfer academic skills to a workplace setting and develop an entrepreneurial mindset that sets them apart from other job seekers.
This team-taught and highly interactive course is designed to provide a social and historical perspective of women in leadership, as well as the practical skills students can use to develop their own leadership abilities. Students have opportunities to meet with women leaders from a variety of organizations. Topics of social, political, and economic interest are covered, as are discussions of current issues and research relevant to leadership success.