Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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, we hope that you will decide to apply for the ELC and continue in the path of the many young men and women who have participated in this LC. We realize that for some of you, the idea of entrepreneurship is new, while others may have alread achieved some entrepreneurial success. Please know that regardless of your level of experience, you will add to the richness of 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. You can also read how Ashley and Rebecca, two Entrepreneurship and Innovation LC alumni, feel that the LC helped to change and shape their lives in the testimonials below.
- First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major with an interest in entrepreneurship
- Honors College participants - Please contact Rita Baker with questions - (765) 496-7912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- REQUIRED in Harrison Hall
- Information about this residence hall can be found here
- 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
Fall 2016 Semester
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.