When I think of an entrepreneur I think of someone who stands out from the ordinary and makes a tremendous contribution to life.
- Clifton Taulbert

Try an Informational Interview

Did you know?

Colleges and universities around the country are teaching courses in entrepreneurship because it is the engine of economic growth.  Entrepreneurship is more than a way of conducting business — it is a general attitude employers value. To succeed in today’s competitive and global economy, students need to be develop an entrepreneurial spirit. Professional Associations can help students connect with an entrepreneur to learn more about what it takes to be one. Put a face on entrepreneurship with today’s activity.

Try this…

  • Ask them…

What is an entrepreneur?
Why would someone become an entrepreneur?
What do you think it takes to be an entrepreneur?

  • View video.
  • Distribute the Student Activity, review directions and complete.
  • Share student responses and stories about entrepreneurs they know.
  • Discuss how Professional Associations could help students connect with entrepreneurs.

Add an Experience!

Have students complete an additional exercise, Experience Lessons: Conversation at CaCareerCafé.com. Then use their personal connections or Professional Association contacts to interview an entrepreneur.