Posts Tagged ‘digital media entrepreneurs’

Are you going to the Entrepreneur’s Workshop?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

It’s only two more days until the Entrepreneur’s Workshop.  Are you going?  If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, it’s not too late to RSVP.  Just fill out the form on the Entrepreneur’s Workshop page.  At the workshop, you’ll learn by doing. There are simulations lined up to give students experiences in marketing and exercises in product design.  Following the interactive activities is a panel with Cogswell Alum Ash Monif, COO and Executive Producer of Subatomic Studies, and serial entrepreneur Dan Marques, who has seen much success with his involvment in online marketing for Gemvara. The panelists are there to answer any questions you might have regarding your own ventures, so come out to the Entrepreneur’s Workshop and learn how to make your goals reality!  The event is free, and is also open to current Cogswell students, so this may be prime time for prospective students to ask questions of current students as well.

In other news, today is the Thanksgiving potluck!  This has been a highly anticipated event for everyone on campus.  What’s the excitement about food, you may ask?  Everyone from student, staff, and faculty can show off their culinary prowess.  Where else can you get a taste of the best macaroni and cheese in the world made by the Assistant Admissions Director?  Or the most phenomenal green bean casserole from your Professor?  It’s fascinating to see who is equally talented in the kitchen as they are in sculpture, programming, or music composition.

Cogswell College Announces Entrepreneurship Bachelor Degree Program

Friday, July 9th, 2010

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Innovate, Creative, Self-Starters with Fresh Ideas Get Hands-on Educational Opportunity

Cogswell Polytechnical College looks forward to welcoming students who have a zest for thinking-outside-the box, an ability to recognize new trends, and a desire to take your pioneering ideas to the next level. If this description sounds like you, then now is the time to act. Classes begin in August with the Fall 2010 term pending final WASC approval.

Cogswell’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bachelor of Arts Degree Program focuses on creating an immersive, hands-on educational environment that offers students an inter-disciplinary and collaborative approach for creating new ventures. Rather than engrossing themselves in theory, students at Cogswell College get to roll up their sleeves and get to work on creating a viable plan for their own enterprise. Students are also given the option of specializing in the area of digital media.

The program is designed to challenge students – from a one semester required internship, to entrepreneur forums, a speakers’ series that utilizes the expertise of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, local business mentors and the opportunity to incubate your venture. The faculty leading this program are experienced entrepreneurs, ready to pass on their hard-won knowledge. The program is especially suited to students who are geared toward team learning, have good interpersonal skills, are strategic thinkers, are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to benefit from a deep, actionable and practice-based education in entrepreneurship.

For those specializing in Digital Media, they should be passionate about digital gaming, sound or animation but also eager to understand the business principles underlying the industry. The ideal student for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program will not only be a leader and committed to creating a new path but values the need to learn organizational skills, strategic planning and financial acumen in order to succeed.

If you are a Product Manager in an innovative company, want to launch your own start-up or are in Sales, Marketing or Business Development, then this is the program for you. Visit Cogswell College’s website to learn more.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement