Entrepreneurship Minor Graduates Largest Cohort

The McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor had its largest group of graduates yet this year, with over 200 students graduating with the minor in 2021. The graduates have over 90 majors from 10 colleges within the university. To celebrate graduating seniors, the minor hosted a virtual celebration on May 5th as well as an outdoor senior gift pickup event on May 6th. Minor staff also created a yearbook to commemorate the experiences of students in the minor.

Access to Entrepreneurship Resources Across Campus

Entrepreneurship Minor students have access to in-depth entrepreneurial studies such as CS 374L Longhorn Startup with professor Joshua Baer from the Department of Computer Science,  NSC 325 Health Inventors Practicum through College of Natural Sciences and BGS 370 Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship course, a study abroad course taught by professor Karen Landolt from the Business, Government and Society Department. The class requires students travel to Costa Rica, learn about the culture and solve a pain in the Costa Rican market within one month.

“The entrepreneurship minor is the best choice I made in college. The variety of classes helped me build relationships with my classmates and open my eyes to thinking outside the box and gaining a deeper understanding of what entrepreneurship is all about.” – Bailey Daniel, Communication Studies, Corporate Communication

Virtual Graduation

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Advice for the graduating Class of 2021!

“The minor was a great opportunity to learn entrepreneurship concepts and apply those skills to potential real-life ventures. Dr. Katie Pritchett, Dr. Melissa Murphy, and Professor Mike Peterson were amazing teachers and I have learned so much from them. Thanks to the professors and program, I know I’m graduating with an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset that I will carry with me for life.” – Mariana Medina, Public Relations

“The minor allows you to pursue your entrepreneurial ventures — and/or embark on the ventures of your peers — while giving you the necessary tools and guidance to overcome any obstacles. I was able to work with a variety of students from different disciplines which allowed me to be exposed to different ideas and methods to tackle a problem. I felt like I got a taste of what it’s like to work at a startup… and I loved it!” – Diego Gabriel Maldonado, Human Dimensions of Organizations

New Incoming Class of Entrepreneurship Minor Students

The minor recently admitted 130 students for the Fall 2021 cohort and launched the second intensive Summer Entrepreneurship Institute program with 40 students from majors across the university. During the 10-week summer intensive program students will take 12 of the 15 required hours, learn how to work collaboratively with students from across the university, develop and pitch startup solutions to local Austin entrepreneurs. For more information attend an information session in Fall 2021 and visit our LinkedIn page here.