The Nault Center for Entrepreneurship offers a variety of student success initiatives such as pitch competitions, business incubators, and mentorships that are designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed after graduation. These programs can provide students with opportunities to:

  • Gain entrepreneurial experience: Pitch competitions and business incubators can help students learn how to develop and launch their own businesses. This can give them valuable experience in areas such as ideation, market research, business planning, and fundraising.
  • Network with professionals: Mentorship programs can connect students with experienced professionals who can provide them with guidance and support. This can help students learn about different career paths, make connections in their field, and develop their professional skills.
  • Build their portfolio: Pitch competitions and business incubators can help students create a portfolio of their work. This can be useful for students who are applying for jobs or internships, or who are seeking funding for their businesses.
  • Develop their soft skills: Mentorship programs can help students develop their soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. These skills are essential for success in any career.

In addition to these individual benefits, student success initiatives can also help to improve the overall student experience and increase student engagement. When students feel supported and have opportunities to grow and develop, they are more likely to be successful in their studies and beyond.

Here are some specific examples of how our student success initiatives can help students:

  • A student who wins a pitch competition may receive funding to launch their business, or they may be connected with investors or mentors.
    Learn more about our competitions

  • A student who participates in a business incubator may receive access to resources and support services, such as office space, equipment, and business coaching.
    Learn more about our SII program

  • A student who is matched with a mentor may receive guidance on their coursework, career planning, or personal development.
    Learn more about our mentoring program

Overall, our student success initiatives are designed to help students reach their full potential and succeed in their lives after graduation.