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Your curiosity runs rampant. When you set a goal, you stop at nothing to accomplish it. If you see no path front of you, you create one. If this describes you, an entrepreneurship minor may be right for you!
The entrepreneurship program encourages students to test their ideas and pursue opportunities, whether that is growing an existing business, pursuing a creative project, or exploring a new business idea. Goshen College has equipped hundreds of graduates to invent their own work, achieve unique goals and start their own businesses and non-profit organizations. Every year, we offer qualifying students an entrepreneurship grant that launches ideas into businesses. Whether you want to start a business in art, computer science, agriculture or another field, the entrepreneurship grant gives you the resources to make your “big picture” dreams come to life.
In addition, you’ll take classes in accounting and management and gain practical experience by completing a semester-long internship at a local, regional or national company. Students have worked in cities as close as Elkhart and as far away as Spain! You can also take Java Junction Management, a course that gives you the reigns to manage and run the campus coffee shop. The entrepreneurship minor will take your ingenuity to the next level as you gain the experience and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the competitive business world.
Erick McCollum graduated from GC in 2010 with a business degree. Since graduation, he has played basketball professionally for some of the top basketball teams in Greece and Israel, and is currently playing in Turkey.
Niles Graber Alvarez, from Goshen, and Hans Weaver, from from New Holland, Pennsylvania, graduated with business degrees. The two entrepreneurs started the business Menno Tea...while they lived in the dorms!
Melia Watkins, a 2017 business major and marketing minor grad from Cincinnati, Ohio, stayed busy during her years at Goshen College. She played soccer, ran track, participated in Black Student Union and joined PRSSA.