Helping students develop their networks through on- and off-campus interactions with successful entrepreneurs and innovators
The INSPIRE series brings successful entrepreneurs from all fields to campus to act as role models for students. In addition to attending the keynote address or panel discussion, students meet with these entrepreneurs individually, during classes, and in small groups. These visits also include meetings over lunch or dinner to allow for a less formal interaction, provide an opportunity for students to build their networks, and offer students the chance to get feedback on their ideas from professionals who have been in their shoes.
Students also develop their network through off-campus activities such as externships, shadowing, and mentoring provided by entrepreneurs and other professionals on location.