CSUF Entrepreneurship's High Impact Practices

There are many ways to get an education but in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider Director Jackson discusses how our program uses intensive projects with real world implications to enrich our students’ education and increase graduation rates.

CSUF Entrepreneurship students will tell you two things about their education at Cal State Fullerton: 1. Majoring in entrepreneurship was a challenge and 2. It was the most rewarding experience of their education.

Why is majoring in entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton such a challenge?

Every Entrepreneurship Major must complete four classes that feature consulting projects with real businesses and they must also take a pair of classes where they are required to develop a business plan for a concept they come up with and then work on the launch of that business. All of these projects require of our students a great deal of effort and forces them to actively apply what they are learning in the classroom to real world situations with real world results.

These projects are called High Impact Practices and, as discussed in our article titled CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Get Hands On Experience, these classes do increase student engagement and lead to higher graduation rates.

In addition to our professors and mentors, these projects make an entrepreneurial education at Cal State Fullerton a very rewarding experience.


John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,
& CSUF Startup Incubator

CSUF Consulting

Creativity is the life blood of business and our consulting teams are filled with students brimming with creative solutions in a wide range of areas. Now is the perfect time to inject some creative solutions into your business by working with one of our CSUF Consulting teams.

To find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs contact our Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or to request an application email cymedina@fullerton.edu.

We look forward to working with you!

CSUF Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

How to Fund your Startup – Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

How to Profit from your Intellectual Property – Wednesday, August 9 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

Marketing to Millennials – Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

Start and Grow your Business the Right Way – Wednesday, September 13 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

Building a Strong Culture from Startup to Mature Company – Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Experts from our community including lawyers, CPAs, marketers, and professors have office hours every week open to everyone in our community. Click on the links below to reserve some time with them.

Thursday, August 3 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Tuesday, August 22 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm: How to Start a Business with Professor Longshaw

Tuesday, August 29 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

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