Alumni Engagement

Empowered to turn their innovative ideas into action and defining success on their own terms, alumni choose careers in start-ups, industry or non-profit organizations. Let’s stay connected!


Alumni, are you looking to reconnect with the program? There are several ways to get involved! Contact us today to find out.

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  • An Entrepreneurial Actor in NYC: Eric Emerick
    Life as a professional artist inherently demands entrepreneurial prowess, particularly when it comes to acting. As an actor, you are your product, brand, CEO, and lead sales person. Much like developing an elevator pitch for a new venture, an actor needs to communicate who they are to an audience in a matter of seconds. It can be thrilling or terrifying depending on one’s preparation and confidence. Eric Emerick, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation alumnus, who is making a career in film & television,  recognizes that he has to “control his controllables,” and create his own luck as much as possible.
  • A Contagious Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Trice Rias-Thompson’s energy is contagious, and she has a spirit for entrepreneurship that continues to bring her success.
  • Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight: Sophie Nguyen of So Gold Marketing
    Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation alum, Sophie Nguyen, is now the CEO and Founder of So Gold Marketing, a real estate marketing and media company based in Silicon Valley.
  • Wisdom from an ENTR Alumnus: Sunny Yuqing Sun
    Sunny Yuqing Sun is a 2016 graduate of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. After graduating from Purdue she attended John Hopkins University where she received a degree in International Studies and Research.