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Announcing the new Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI)

Posted: August 23, 2013

The new ENTI minor helps students become innovation leaders and agents of positive change and develop entrepreneurial mindsets.

The world needs new ways to deliver products and services to meet market needs and address significant problems in all disciplines including the arts, business, engineering, science, agriculture, healthcare, and education. The interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor is open to students in all majors who are interested in creating a new product or service to meet a need or developing their own businesses.

ENTI courses develop skills in problem solving, opportunity recognition, self-efficacy (belief in one’s ability to succeed), leadership, communication, and learning from failure. The ENTI minor broadens students’ education and Penn State experiences, enabling them to see challenges as opportunities and thrive in a job, class or activity that includes unknowns, deadlines and ambiguities.

Students interested in the minor are encouraged to start the ENTI core course before their 4th semester, and should contact the ENTI Minor Director (Liz Kisenwether – exk13@psu.edu) or ENTI Minor Asst. Director (Brad Leve – jbl15@psu.edu). Students are also encouraged to participate in local entrepreneurship and innovation organizations and events.