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Undergraduate Ciocca Center Programs

A career in entrepreneurship has never held greater promise. Technology is driving globalization at an unprecedented rate. The pace of innovation is accelerating. Advancements in IT, biotech, cleantech and other sectors are creating opportunities for visionary entrepreneurs to solve problems on a global scale. Today more than ever, entrepreneurs enabled by technology hold the potential of changing the world for the benefit of humanity.

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Navigate here to Mindset Scholars

Develop Entrepreneurial Skills to Direct Your Journey! Mindset Scholars is a 2 year program to grow an early entrepreneurial mindset. Scholars are supported in self-actualization, by being provided specialized advising and access to on-campus experiential opportunities, like IDEA School and Career Launch. At the completion of the program, scholars are equipped to make use of their remaining years at SCU to explore entrepreneurship in all its forms!

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Navigate here to Innovation Fellows

Be a change agent for Santa Clara University! The Innovation Fellows program focuses on finding a pain point on our SCU campus and using design thinking methods to empathize with stakeholders and understand the problems. This two year program is great for students who want to continue to improve and grow the SCU community while exploring new ideas for solutions that leave a lasting impact. We create change and together we transform!

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Navigate here to Minor in Entrepreneurship

This minor provides students of all disciplines a chance to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and acquire the skills that can help them be successful.


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Navigate here to Outstanding Student Entrepreneur

This honor is awarded annually to a graduating student in recognition of significant achievements in the program and the promise of future success.


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Navigate here to Engineering Minor in Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship

Developing skills that will help apply an engineering degree to effectively create real impact through the creation of value and improved circumstances for others.