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First Year Seminar

Set the World on Fire with Positive Change

What can you do about social justice and climate change? A lot! No matter your background, interest, major, and program, “entrepreneurial thinking” helps you harness your passions, skills, experience, knowledge, resources and networks to spot and take advantage of opportunities at the right time and in the right way to make change in the world. You will identify problems big-or-small that you are passionate about.  Learn to solve difficult problems through fun team-based innovation exercises and problem-solving strategies. Then get hands-on real-world experience in ways to put these solutions into action. Hear from alumni and parents who are already working on these and many other problems in the world. You will realize that YES, one person can positively impact the world – with the right education and entrepreneurial skills!  


An undergraduate student ideates on a problem



You will explore:

  • What your superpowers are and how you can use them to impact the world

  • How you can  find positive solutions to problems

  • What it takes to attract others to support you and how to lead them successfully

  • What it takes to innovate new solutions, test  them, and put them into action

  • How others have tackled problems and their solutions

  • Ways your degree choice might support your ability to impact the world positively

Want to learn more? Contact instructor Bara Watts, Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.