Monthly Archives: September 2014

Interested in an Accelerated Business Education Series?

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One of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s friends is giving serious consideration to launching an accelerated business education series that will cover topics like:

  • HTML
  • WordPress/Google Analytics
  • Photoshop
  • Google Adwords and Adsense

Here is a brief introduction to what is being considered:

We are working on a curriculum of courses designed to prepare new college grads for the workforce and to assist business professionals who want to learn new skills and focus on current skill sets desired by companies. These courses are a two hour session followed by a one hour lab and many hours of hands-on exercises to be completed outside of class. We have designed a 4-week, 8 course curriculumĀ based on courses that we held for our interns during the past 3 years with a very high success rate for job placement.

For more information, please visit ocforward.com.

One of the main problems that we always hear about from our alumni is that they didn’t get enough experience with specific tools. That’s why a program like this is important and, if you have a couple of minutes, we would appreciate it if you could fill out a short survey that will help with getting this kind of program rolling.

CLICK HERE to take the survey

Two Part Time Paid Student Mentors Needed

Bryan Duncan gives a Science on a Sphere presentation at the Beautiful Earth (Bella Gaia) program for Middle school students from Annapolis Middle, Goddard French Immersion School. You might not be doing something as cool as teaching with holograms but you will definitely be making a difference in kids' lives. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Bill Hrybyk

Bryan Duncan gives a Science on a Sphere presentation at the Beautiful Earth (Bella Gaia) program for Middle school students from Annapolis Middle, Goddard French Immersion School.
You might not be doing something as cool as teaching with holograms but you will definitely be making a difference in kids’ lives.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/Bill Hrybyk

The University has secured a grant which provides an after school program at 4 middle schools in Anaheim. This after school program will teach the children science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the principles of entrepreneurship, which includes the lean startup philosophy.

We will need two CSUF Business students who will work 4-8 hours a week at the middle school with hours of approximately of 3 – 6 pm. This program begins in early October.

Please contact John Bradley Jackson at the Center for Entrepreneurship at jjackson@fullerton.edu or 657 278 8413.

This will look great on your resume! and it will pay $12.00 per hour.

flickr | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

CSUF Concert Under the Stars – Last Tickets Available

We have two tickets left for the Concert Under the Stars jazz concert that will be happening this weekend on the CSUF campus. All proceeds from the sale of these tickets goes to supporting CSUF Entrepreneurship students and other CSUF programs. If you are interested in attending this event as guests of the Center for Entrepreneurship please get in touch with Travis immediately at tlindsay@fullerton.edu or by phone at (657) 278-3930 and he will reserve your tickets for you.

Concert Under the Stars

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CSUF Wins $1 Million Grant to Fund STEM and Entrepreneurship Program for Middle School Students

NSF logoA collaboration between the California State University, Fullerton Colleges of Education, Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics has netted a grant worth more than $1 million to teach and promote STEM and entrepreneurship to middle school students. According to CSUF News, the project is titled “Strategies: Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-Business Incubator” and its goal is to “[integrate] STEM study and entrepreneurship training to engage seventh- and eighth-graders, said Jidong Huang, associate professor of electrical engineering, who will direct the project. The project also will train science and mathematics teachers [on how] to integrate engineering and computer science concepts and practices in their classrooms.”

What we are trying to do with this grant is to create more of the kinds of students who entered the first Titan Fast Pitch Competition, just like the ones pictured above.

What we are trying to do with this grant is to create more of the kinds of students who entered the first Titan Fast Pitch Competition, just like the ones pictured above.

With funding from the National Science Foundation the central goal of this CSUF project is the promotion of STEM- and entrepreneurship-related curricula. The CSUF contingent of science, education and entrepreneurship professors are well on their way towards researching and designing an innovative after-school program for approximately 160 seventh and eighth grade students in the Anaheim area. This program will focus on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), lean startup and other entrepreneurial principles.

Led by Dr. Jidong Huang, an electrical engineering professor, the group of CSUF professors responsible for this project include: Dr. Amy Cox-Petersen from the College of Education, Dr. Pradeep Nair from Computer Engineering, and John Bradley Jackson, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and professor of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Diane Donnelly-Toscano will also make major contributions to this project as the representative from the Anaheim Union High School District. Continue reading