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"You can be entrepreneurial even if you don't want to be in business. You can be a social entrepreneur focused on the not-for-profit sector. You can be an agriculture entrepreneur if you want to change how people think about farming. You can be a policy entrepreneur if you want to go into government. The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges."
The Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Initiative (SESi) takes an entrepreneurial approach to global change by applying innovation and sustainability to the world's most pressing societal challenges. Launched at Rollins in 2010, SESi helps Rollins students channel powerful and diverse passion for social change into solution-oriented action. Read More...
Rollins College is proud to offer four new courses focused on social entrepreneurship and sustainability. Class space is limited, so make sure to register early!
Strategy for Changemakers
Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability(MBA Level)
Sanjay Bickram Rana spent his summer helping others in Costa Rica. He writes:
Most of us have this image of a social entrepreneur as an individual who receives prestigious awards or gains international recognition for his/her work, or even as someone who appears on television in various shows such as Ted Talks, and astonishes the viewers with stories of innovation and change. It is therefore of no surprise that one may encounter many individuals, particularly those from the younger generation, who are all striving to be social entrepreneurs with the aim of changing the world. Many however fail to realize that being a social entrepreneur is not that glamorous of a career after all. Read more...
Kelsey Uhl c/o '15 is like any other student at Rollins. She is active in her sorority and a resident adviser for first-year students at Rex Beach Hall. Along with Emma-Lee Clinger, Shelby McGuire, also c/o ’15, and Katrina Zdanowicz c/o ’16, she is launching a new international nonprofit program that they are calling 4Girls. Their vision is to empower young women in impoverished cities worldwide through after-school programs grounded in pillars of education, confidence and personal growth. Read more...
Shelby McGuire attended the America's Business Council's annual Continuity Forum. She writes:
I have never heard such insightful speakers, I have never met such ambitious people, and I have never learned quite so much such in a short period of time in my life. Attending the America’s Business Council’s annual Continuity Forum was one of the best academic and personal growth experiences I've had.Read more...