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Careers as an Entrepreneur

Imagine the possibilities. By embarking on a career as an entrepreneur, you are only limited to what you can imagine. With the real-world experience and conceptual knowledge, you graduate prepared to transform the world through your ambition, ideas, and drive.

As an entrepreneur, you’ll be defined as an individual who organizes or operates a business.  Entrepreneurs are commonly seen as innovators, generators of new ideas and processes.  You’ll be a future risk-taker that converts an idea or invention into a business.  From Andrew Carnegie, the 19th century industrialist, to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, entrepreneurs are a force of change and prosperity throughout history. 

If you’re more social minded, you may want to establish an enterprise that solves social problems or drives social change.  By seizing opportunities to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions, you can change society for the better.  Consider Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, a company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.

The reality is that in today’s marketplace, people with an entrepreneurial mindset are valued in all sectors of business. Entrepreneurial thinking is characterized by seeing opportunities and understanding how and when to capitalize on them.  With an understanding of ideation and business models, leadership, and sales, you’ll be prepared to think differently, imagine new possibilities, and create economic opportunity.