Entrepreneurship

Christina Breitner
Christina Breiter

Entrepreneurship is a term that is often cited as a career interest, but what exactly does it mean to be an entrepreneur? According to one definition, an entrepreneur is someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture and is the decision maker who decides what, how and how much of a good or service will be produced.  On the other hand, the economist Joseph Schumpeter believes there are two classes of entrepreneurs: historical small business owners and innovators.  Regardless of what you might be interested in, it is clear that being an entrepreneur encompasses a wide-ranging set of opportunities and responsibilities.  

“You will always have access to [Career Education]. Keep using them, keep checking in with them afterward, because the Wellesley community is always willing to help.”

"Part of the reason I was able to create this [Notch Partners, LLC] was because I didn’t come from the same background as everybody else, and I don’t see things the same way. Wellesley just equipped me with this idea that you can do anything.”

“I hear from the parents of Dynamo Girls whose daughters are on the cusp of taking great risks: at the top of mountains, at the sides of a pool, in the wings before going on stage, and the parents say to them—‘You can do this. You are a Dynamo Girl.’”

Davis Projects for Peace (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College '28), the Projects for Peace program offers undergraduates and graduating seniors funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2022—anywhere in the world — that promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties. Projects may employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding ways to resolve conflict and maintain peace. Any current Wellesley student is eligible to apply. Campus application deadline typically in January.

Upcoming Event

Venture For America 101

Tuesday, December 7th 2021, 5:00 pm -
6:30 pm EST

The Venture For America Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to launch your career into the world of startups and learn what it takes to run your company one day! Come here to hear what the program is like from Fellows in the program.

Venture For America aims to mobilize the next generation of entrepreneurs and equip them with experience, training, and community to become startup leaders and founders. During the two-year Fellowship, our Fellows work as salaried, full-time employees at startups or high-growth companies in one of our 13 cities.

Upcoming Event

Pitching Yourself to Startups

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 5:00 pm -
6:30 pm EST

Finding a job at a startup can be challenging, but with Venture For America, it can be a little easier! Learn how our Fellowship, cities, and community can help you leap into the startup world in a supported way.

Venture For America has helped more than 1,400 recent grads find jobs in startups across the country. We're excited to share our tips and tricks to land a startup job that can propel your career forward.

Sign up to hear our tips for networking, sprucing your resume, and interviewing effectively. Plus, learn a bit about our mission, programming, and community!

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