Explore the advantages and challenges of managing your own enterprise in the Entrepreneurship Academy. Our three-week program takes an in-depth look at ethical entrepreneurship, social responsibility, risk management, and the business operations of both the private and nonprofit sectors. You will have opportunities to hear from entrepreneurs across different industries and visit a local incubator to get a firsthand look at what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Bridging theory and practice, you will learn the basics of design thinking, mold ideas into clear business plans, and participate in a final pitch competition and showcase. With an emphasis on personal development, our program incorporates practical, hands-on experience to help you build and improve your public speaking and communications skills, networking strategies, and team-building techniques.
Learn from guest speakers, including entrepreneurs
Develop a business plan and presentation
Participate in interactive discussions on business-related topics
Engage in exercises to improve your team-building and project management skills
Visit an area incubator
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Entrepreneurship Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Corporate social responsibility
Public speaking skills
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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