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Develop Entrepreneurial Skills to Direct Your Journey

The four facets of an Entrepreneurial Mindset are:

  • Awareness of how we make a difference
  • Empathy for those we strive to help
  • Optimism to see problems as opportunities
  • Confidence to tolerate risk

Mindset Scholars is a 2 year program to develop an early entrepreneurial mindset. Scholars complete one course from each school to build an interdisciplinary 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 will receive recognition with university leadership and be equipped with tools to direct their life's journey!


2022-2024 Mindset Scholars

  1. Academic Coursework
    1. BUSN 70 - Contemporary Business Issues 
    2. ENGR 166A – Introduction to Design Thinking I 
    3. SOC 1 - Introduction to Sociology
  2. Experiences
    1. Idea School
    2. Field Trips
    3. Priority applications for Innovation Fellows
  3. Build Confidence
    1. Mentors/Guides
    2. Community and Networking Events
    3. Specialized Advising/Workshops
      1. Career Launch & Networking
      2. Designing Your Life
      3. Special Topics

Applications are all closed for this academic year and applications will re-open in the Spring 2023.  Keep on the lookout for this opportunity for a life transformative way of thinking and approaching everyday situations with empathy and courage!

Adrian Pina


Arnav Bharadwaj

Computer Science Engineering

Blessing Ndionyenma

Business, Management in Systems

Bianca Ricafort

Economics, Communications

Emily Chen

CS and Engineering, Accounting and IS

Eve Erceg


Fernando Rojas

Web Design, Engineering

Francisca Gelman

Political Science

Grace Perryman

Finance, Entrepreneurship

Gema Sanchez Gamez

Anthropology, Public Health, Accounting and IS

Jesus Cruz

Environmental Science

Kendall Cox

Undeclared Arts & Sciences, Interested in English and Psychology

Naina Singh


Neil Gawande

Computer Science, Mathematics

Ryan Alappatt

Finance, English

Sabrina Gonzalez

Quantitative Economics

Santiago Guerrero


Siddhi Kabadi

Computer Science