ERIC Number: EJ997116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Integrating Social Entrepreneurship with Service and Experiential Learning: A Case Study at the University of Notre Dame
Paulsen, Melissa A.
Journal of College and Character, v13 n4 Nov 2012
The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, supported by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, launched a Microventuring Certificate Program in the fall of 2006, designed to engage upper-level undergraduate business and nonbusiness students in the provision of technical assistance and other consulting services to low-income entrepreneurs. This article outlines the structure of the program, discusses the program's successes and challenges in delivery to both the students and the microentrepreneurs, as well as makes recommendations for further study in order to realize the program's mission--that is, poverty alleviation and self-reliance among disadvantaged entrepreneurs in domestic and international communities.
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, Technical Assistance, Consultation Programs, Low Income Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana