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Success Story: Alex Rigo '09

One of our recent alums, Alex Rigo '09, shared some of his postgraduate entrepreneurial experiences with us and the following is what he had to say: The CSUF Entrepreneurship Program bridged the gap between textbook business examples and seeing the real day-to-day human condition of a business owner and operator. It was refreshing to finally …

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

A social entrepreneur notices a social problem in the world and works to solve it.  Unlike a usual business entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur hopes for “social value” rather than profit.  Many people associate social entrepreneurship with non-profits, but unlike most non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs focus on both small-scale, immediate effects and large-scale, long-term effects (pbs.org).  …

Research Week 2013

Research Week lasts a whole week but the really interesting stuff is happening, in my opinion, on Friday March 22 in the Fullerton Marriott. Why? Because that is when we will be there along with our friends over at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (for more information about the SBDC's involvement). This event features …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Scholarships

We have two exciting scholarships for you to apply to this semester. But first, here are a couple of extremely important points: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15 at 11:59pm PST To apply you must complete THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and bring it to SGMH 3280 by the deadline (emailing a scanned copy would …

Job Interview Tips

Interviews can be nerve-racking, but here are some basics to remember: 1. Dress the part - I’m sure you’re very stylish, but the job interview is the wrong platform to show off your modern fashion sensibility.  Unless you’re interviewing for a position that requires you to dress according to the latest trends, hold off on …

CSUF Business Plan Competition 2013 – SIGN UP EXTENDED

This will be short and sweet: The deadline to sign up for the CSUF Business Plan Competition 2013 has been extended to Sunday, February 24 at 11:59pm. To make sure that everything goes smoothly please email Travis (tlindsay@fullerton.edu) with your intention to sign up. Please include your full name and your CSUF email address. Also, …

CSUF Student Entrepreneurs Place in National Business Consulting Competition

For the second year in a row the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program has had two teams place in the Top Three for a national competition and this is the twenty-first time that we have had a team place in the Top 10. This competition is hosted by the Small Business Institute every year and it brings …

Deadline to Sign Up for CSUF Business Plan Competition Looms

It's looming now but the deadline will be perfectly clear this Friday, since the deadline to sign up is at 11:59pm that night. In an effort to get as many of you to sign up we are going to offer an award; here's how it will work. Currently, we have approximately 35 people signed up …

You Should Think like an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is not just a topic of interest for someone starting a business, it is a mindset. In fact, this mindset has been so crucial that I recommend that every college student should take at least one entrepreneurship course – regardless of whether they actually want to start a business or not. Why? First, entrepreneurship …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Program

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Program is one of the leading university-level entrepreneurship programs in the world (and one of the most unique as well). Our program includes six main classes: four classes require student teams to work on an actual consulting project for a local business and the other two classes require the students to develop …