Smart Learning at Millikin University – Where Entrepreneurs Begin

Smart Learning™ is a Smart College Visit series featuring unique undergraduate learning opportunities offered by colleges and universities nationwide. When you, as a prospective student, visit campus, go on a college tour, or request information, ask not only about what you will learn but about how you will learn. Find out what makes one school stand out from another, especially when it comes to planning your future. 

Are you a college student or CEO of a global enterprise?

Smart Learning at Millikin University: Are you a college student or CEO of a global enterprise?  At Millikin University, you can be both. Entrepreneurship is a central theme at Millikin, and students from all academic backgrounds are involved in programs offered through the Center for Entrepreneurship (nationally recognized by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review). 

Entrepreneurship is not just for business majors, it's a cross-campus initiative that began in the year 2000 and is promoted throughout all areas of study. Currently over 50% of students are engaged in some form of entrepreneurship. The programs and opportunities are featured in campus blogs, Facebook, the university web site, and are encouraged by faculty, advisors, other students and the collegiate DECA organization. 

Some unique programs offered by Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship include: 

ARTS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
The program combines fine art and business to help artists gain knowledge needed to be successful entrepreneurs. 

STUDENT-RUN BUSINESSES
First Step Records (Recording studio and production company), The Blue Connection (Student-run art gallery showcasing/selling work by students, faculty and alums), and Bronze Man Books (Publishing house, publishing books by students and outside authors)

THE HUB – MILLIKIN'S BUSINESS INCUBATOR FOR STUDENTS AND NEW ALUMNI 
Students apply for seed money and obtain rent-free space to start their own businesses. "The Hub" is open to all students from all majors.

So, what's the burning question you should ask on your college tour of Millikin University?

What will I learn about running my own business and how do I begin a start-up business? 

The Center for Entrepreneurship will have the answers. 

Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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