Being smart, hardworking and affable may get you a job and even an early promotion. But it takes more to become a startup entrepreneur, according to John P. Jaquette, Jr., executive director of Entrepreneurship@Cornell.
Getting a job lined up before graduation or landing a summer internship is often more stressful than the prelim season for Cornell students. Yet in a world where LinkedIn is to job search what Facebook is to social life, Cornell students have ignored one of the most useful assets available to them: alumni.
After the University announced Friday that it will offer a new business minor, starting Spring 2013, many Cornellians said the course offerings will give students a chance to study areas of interest to them and provide skills that could prove attractive to future employers.
Though applications to business school have steadily declined nationwide, Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is reporting that it has seen its first increase in applications since 2008.
In a contest called “Race for the Space,” the Downtown Ithaca Alliance will pick the contestants with the best business proposals and reward them with, along with other incentives, one year of free rent in space in downtown Ithaca, including on the Commons.