St. John’s University’s Collins College of Professional Studies is continuously growing its activities in Entrepreneurship and Innovation through new initiatives and engaging events on campus. Students interested in interacting with these programs will receive essential resources for entrepreneurship planning, pitching, and building new products and services from their innovative ideas. Regardless of whether students want to start a company or not, being entrepreneurial will make a substantial addition to their professional skills and portfolio.
ENT 1000 CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ENT 1002 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ENT 1003 NEW VENTURE INITIATION
HON 1005 CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (for Honors Students Only)
INN 200 INVENTION, INNOVATION & LAB MKT
ENN 100 FOUNDATIONS IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Graduate Class)
Open to all students at St. John’s University, regardless of major, the ENT Minor features a combination of applied and academic learning experiences to provides students with a foundational understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and creates a supplementary experience that takes students from the classroom into the world of entrepreneurship.
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The Lesley H. & William L. Collins College of Professional Studies offers an array of undergraduate digital badges in entrepreneurship such as Fashion Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Student Specialization Entrepreneurship. Digital badges are online credentials you can display on a variety of platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and on your resume or curriculum vita (CV). They demonstrate your skill and knowledge in the designated area and give you a professional edge in our competitive global market.
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The central focus of the Design Factory is aimed around proper prototyping as well as problem-based learning and design-thinking infusion within the syllabi. Additionally, this platform formulates interdisciplinary teams working with sponsor companies to make sure their ideas are designed well. These are accomplished through primary and secondary research, cluster topics, insights, themes, and opportunity areas.
The Collins College of Professional Studies centers and laboratories are a series of innovative workspaces that were developed to support experiential learning as well as innovation and entrepreneurship for all CCPS students.
The Young Entrepreneur Series is a series of events related to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for St. John’s students to receive first-hand feedback from industry experts on the development of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial projects.
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The Global Development Entrepreneurship Program is a collection of short term programs such as international boot-camps or accelerators where students can practice their own entrepreneurial skills and enhance them in connection with international partners and networks such as the European Innovation Academy or the Global Entrepreneurship Week at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
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The Pitch Johnny Competition was the start of St. John’s University’s innovation initiatives organized by the Collins College of Professional Studies. This competition takes place annually. The competition is open to all St. John’s University Students, with students competing in one division and a track within that division. This competition gives them the opportunity to present their innovative idea, gain valuable feedback from industry professionals and a chance to win a cash prize.
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