Entrepreneurship - Extended Learning Opportunities
One of the strengths of the Canisius entrepreneurship program is the vast array of opportunities outside the classroom that exist right on campus. These are run by your fellow students but are overseen by department faculty.
MyLinkFace is a student-run entrepreneurship program that teaches English to Korean university students via web-based video and audio technology. MyLinkFace prides itself on providing excellent service in instructing English as a second language to school systems and individuals, including children, university students, and business professionals in foreign countries. MyLinkFace provides a paid educational opportunity available to students of all majors.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
Part of a national organization, the Canisius chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is an award-winning student club. You will develop entrepreneurial leadership and professional communication skills through team building and team work as well as knowledge in entrepreneurship by planning and implementing educational outreach and experiential entrepreneurship projects.
For the eighth time in nine years, the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won Best Chapter Awards at the 2016 CEO Annual National Conference that took place in Tampa, FL from October 27- 29, 2016.
The chapter received the Two Best Chapter Awards: in the “Outstanding Entrepreneurial Network Initiative Award” and “Outstanding Campus E-Diffusion Award." In addition to these two awards, the Canisius CEO chapter was also selected as the one of top three universities in “Outstanding Fundraising Initiative” and was recognized for excellence in developing its leaders and offering a comprehensive and meaningful entrepreneurship experience for CEO members. Canisius CEO previously won Best Chapter Awards in 2008-2011 and in 2013-2015.
In addition, Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, director and associate professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, won first place in the CEO Best Chapter Advisor category. Nominated by her students for the award, Kim was honored with the Best Chapter Award in 2008, 2011, and 2013.
CEO teams are guided by faculty advisors and supported by businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the community. Learn more at the CEO website by clicking here.
The internship experience lets you find out more about a potential career field and gain valuable networking contacts. The internship, often a paid experience, is usually in the executive offices of local businesses where you will get a first-hand experience in what it takes to successfully run a business.
You will be prepared to run your own business on day 1 after graduation, or go work for an existing business in a number of areas. Entrepreneurship majors have started a wide array of small businesses, including web design, architecture, jewelry, auto repair, pickle making, wine stoppers, real estate ventures, landscaping and a pizza shop. Many students who wish to become entrepreneurs find that spending a few years working with a company provides the preparation and experience for their own ventures to come.
Some graduates may pursue post-graduate work in an MBA program, and Canisius offers one of the best around.
High School Business Challenge
The High School Business Challenge is a unique leadership conference for faculty and students of the Entrepreneurship program to mentor local high schoolers and provide actionable advice as students compete and pitch ideas. The event also includes panel discussions and much more.