Developing Next Generation Career Services

Strategies for Increasing Alumni and Employer Engagement

Topics: Internships and Co-Op Programs, Career Services, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Employment, Experiential Learning

Positive Results from Investing in Entrepreneurship

The Launch Pad Taps into Students’ Desire to Innovate

Across the past three years, the Launch Pad has produced impressive results including 45 companies started by students and alumni covering a range of areas from mobile apps to re-usable rocket technology to boutique cosmetics. Council interviewees also noted that they are excited to have Launch Pad alumni come back to campus and share lessons learned with current participants.

The Launch Pad concept is currently being rolled out to other regions by The Blackstone Foundation as part of the 2011 Startup America Initiative.

Positive Results from Investing in Entrepreneurship

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Connecting Entrepreneurs to Resources at the Right Time

Deriving Two-Way Value