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

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. 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.

For the ninth time in 10 years, the college’s CEO team took home Best Chapter Awards from the CEO Global Conference and Competition, which took place October 26 – 28, 2017 in Tampa, FL.  The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from more than 400 colleges and universities. 

The Canisius CEO chapter won first place in the category for Best Cross Campus Innovation and Networking.  The award recognizes a CEO chapter that has expanded beyond its primary audience of business majors to interact, organize and engage with other colleges or academic programs. 

The Canisius CEO chapter also secured a first place win in the category for Outstanding Chapter Revenue Generating Initiative.  This award recognizes a CEO chapter that generated revenue by launching a business or fundraising initiative. Canisius CEO previously won Best Chapter Awards in 2008-2011 and in 2013-2016.

CEO Conference 2017 Video

CEO Global Conference and Competition Awards

2017

  • 1st place in Outstanding Chapter Revenue Generation Initiative 
  • 1st place in Best Cross Campus Innovation & Networking

2016

  • 1st place in Outstanding Entrepreneurial Networking Initiative
  • 2nd place in Outstanding Campus “E-Diffusion
  • One of the Top three universities in the Outstanding Fundraising Initiative

2015

  • 3rd place in Overall Outstanding CEO Best Chapter

2014

  • 3rd place in Best Fundraising

2013

  • 1st place in Best Marketing Plan
  • 3rd place in Best Fundraising

2012

  • 1st place in Best Campus “E” Diffusion

 
2011

  • 1st place in Best Teaching Entrepreneurship

 
2010

  • 2nd place in Best Marketing Plan

 
2009

  • 1st place in Best Teaching Entrepreneurship

 
2008

  • 1st place in Best Campus “E” Diffusion

CEO Best Faculty Advisor Awards

Dr. Ji-Hee Kim received The Best Faculty Advisor at the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Conference and Competitions three times among faculty advisors of over 500-chapters
2013: 1st place in Best Faculty Advisor
2011: 1st place in Best Faculty Advisor
2008: 1st place in Best Faculty Advisor


Internship Opportunities

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.


Post-graduate work

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. 

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