Students participating in entrepreneurship leverage resources, space, mentorship and/or funding to engage in the early-stage development of business start-ups. They may also advance external ideas that address real-world needs. In either case, students receive academic credit for their entrepreneurial efforts.
Entrepreneurship program profiles
Co-op on the Edge students build their own ventures using either a co-op term or an internship.
Students learn entrepreneurial skills by completing an internship at a start-up.
Students work on bringing their own business to market during a 16 week work term.
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- Cochran, S. L., (2019). What's gender got to do with it? The experiences of U.S. women entrepreneurship students. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(S1), 111-129.
You can view more relevant literature on entrepreneurship by visiting the WIL research portal.