Entrepreneurship

 
 

The Entrepreneurial Culture 

At Seton Hill the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as in business. Students are prepared to become responsible, enterprising individuals who can recognize opportunities and think creatively and critically to solve problems in their community or throughout the world. 

Entrepreneurial thinking is taught, applied and refined during coursework and assignments throughout the undergraduate years in classes from art to math to theatre. Seton Hill students are introduced to entrepreneurship right at the beginning of their academic journey and encouraged to develop a plan to "be an entrepreneur of your career." 

The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Wukich CEO)

The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Wukich CEO) enhances the University's business programs by providing students with unique opportunities through the Wukich Scholars and Wukich Interns Programs, and the Wukich Micro Loan Fund for Student Entrepreneurs. Wukich CEO also supports faculty research and curriculum development, to ensure that Seton Hill business students are always receiving current, comprehensive instruction.

Seton Hill Chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

The Seton Hill Chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) provides students with the opportunity to actively and creatively explore entrepreneurship outside of the classroom, and use their experiences to become productive members of society as entrepreneurs committed to transforming the world. Members work both individually and in groups to recognize opportunities and overcome challenges through the construction and implementation of a business plan. The mission of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. CEO has chapters on university campuses across North America.

The Seton Hill University Enactus Team 

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses applying concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus operates in 41 countries with 1,376 active university teams of 34,074 students. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. Enactus leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and provide placement possibilities for students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent. 

E-Magnify Women's Business Center at Seton Hill 

An innovative program for learning, E-Magnify offers a variety of entrepreneurial resources, educational programs, advocacy initiatives and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs, the fastest growing segment of the small business market. E-Magnify collaborates with Seton Hill's CareerWorks career and internship service for students to and Seton Hill's business programs to support the teaching of entrepreneurial skills in Seton Hill's business and management courses. In 2006, the U.S. Small Business Administration designated E-Magnify a Women's Business Center.

The Farrell Programs for Innovation in Business 

The Farrell Programs for Innovation in Business, made possible by a gift from the Farrell Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, help Seton Hill students develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to compete in a rapidly changing world. The popular Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership series brings local, national and international business leaders to Seton Hill to share their insight while addressing current business issues and trends. Speakers and panelists have included: George Don, Captain, USN (Ret), Former Commander of a Navy Wing on USS JFK, Flight Leader of Blue Angels; Lalit Chordia, President, Founder & CEO of Thar Technologies, Inc.; Bibiana Boerio, Interim President Seton Hill University, Former Managing Director, Jaguar; David Iwinski, CEO of Denex Labs, LLC; Kathleen Sarniak, President of JSG Oceana, LLC; Howard Slaughter, CEO, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation; Amy Veltri, President, Novel Geo-Environmental; Shuming Zhao, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the School of Business at Nanjing University and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Macau University of Science and Technology.