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5 Reasons Why You Should Pick an Entrepreneurship Minor

August 23, 2018

Entrepreneurship is flexible. No matter your major or career aspirations, anyone can benefit from a sharp, versatile mindset. By minoring in entrepreneurship (New Venture Creation, Corporate Entrepreneurship or Social Entrepreneurship), regardless of what you are currently studying, you will strengthen your education in more ways than one.

If you're drawn to the entrepreneurial spirit...

Being an entrepreneur is more than starting a business and gaining profits. Having an entrepreneurial spirit means to be a creative, independent problem solver. You see the bigger picture and believe there's no limit to what you can achieve. Picking an entrepreneurship minor will allow you to put your most creative foot forward in all of your endeavors.

Quick tip: Have a knack for innovation? The Corporate Entrepreneurship Minor may be right up your alley.

An entrepreneurship minor will help guide you during post-grad life

The time after graduation is certainly a nerve-racking experience for anyone. It can often feel like you're being pulled in a million directions and you might be unsure which path is best for you. Introducing entrepreneurship into your studies will assist you in determining which direction you would like to go after you've earned your diploma.

Quick tip: Have a passion that drives you to help solve social, cultural or environmental issues? The Social Entrepreneurship Minor might be for you!

Entrepreneurship can be applied to all majors

An entrepreneurship minor will be useful regardless of your current major. Applying the entrepreneurial spirit to a subject you're already confident in will allow you to see that subject in a different perspective. You will be an instant asset to any company you work for or with.

You like to live and work outside the box

As you continue your education or career path, you will learn more about yourself. You'll begin to understand which work environments you thrive in and which you would rather avoid. A 9 to 5 desk job is not for everyone! You may have considered becoming a founder of your own business after graduation. You don't have to give up the passion you hold for your current major just because you are unsure if you will do well in a corporate setting.

Quick tip: Looking to start your own business? The Creating New Ventures Minor will help you achieve this.

Minoring in entrepreneurship is a recipe for success

Whether you minor in New Venture Creation, Social Entrepreneurship or Corporate Entrepreneurship your resume will pop. These minors will be a talking point in every job interview and the skills you will obtain because of these minors will not be something an employer will want to pass up.

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Andrea Moran, The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Communications