At Gettysburg College, we are providing our students with the skills and confidence they need to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey. From our innovative curriculum to the vast nature of our co-curriculars, students are encouraged to forge their own path during their Gettysburg experience. Through clubs, formal entrepreneurship programs, or mentorship with our entrepreneurial alums, students hone their entrepreneurial skills in a low-risk environment long before they graduate.
Gettysburg College’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship has helped budding student-entrepreneurs launch three business ventures in the past two years.
Based on its success, the Fellowship has expanded. Three students have been awarded $10,000 and paired with a team of alumni mentors in order to launch three distinct business ventures.
The fellowship creates a platform to connect alums with the current student body and promote an environment that cultivates and inspires entrepreneurism.
Many of the entrepreneurial activities on campus are made possible by generous alumni and friends of the College. Learn more about how to get involved. Contact Manuel Ruiz in the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or Betsy Diehl in the Office of Development, Alumni, and Parent Relations at email@example.com.
The Entrepreneurial Advisory Council members are entrepreneurs or professionals holding high-level positions in dynamic industries who donate their time in order to mentor students and improve the quality of our entrepreneurial programs.
An entrepreneurship program fits well within a liberal arts context. Entrepreneurs need the skills we most often align with a liberal arts education – critical thinking, effective communication, and a global perspective. Our entrepreneurial competitions and curriculum reinforce these skills through an array of activities for students to gain leadership and entrepreneurial experience. As a result, students attain the practical experience and develop the professional skills they need in order to realize their entrepreneurial ambitions and launch their own venture.