Networking is an essential skill for the entrepreneur. We make every effort possible to provide students with networking opportunities, from guest speakers to personal introductions to encouraging students to join entrepreneurial groups in the community.
Several activities and clubs exist on campus that bring like-minded, aspiring student entrepreneurs together. These are open to any UT student in Knoxville and are a great way to network… who knows, you may find the perfect business partner!
- Entrepreneurship Living/Learning Community: live and learn with students from across the colleges who are interested in starting their own business someday!
- Vol Court: an entrepreneurial speaker series and competition for cash and prizes
- Undergraduate Business Plan Competition: a business plan competition for student teams across the Knoxville campuses
- Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization: A national organization for aspiring
entrepreneurs. Interested students are encouraged to join the UT chapter and participate in meetings with local entrepreneurs, field trips, social activities, and a chance to promote entrepreneurial activities on campus. UT CEO website: http://ceoutk.org/ For the Spring 2012 meeting schedule Click here . For more information, contact Tom Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 865-974-6131.
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE): An international organization that connects business students from around the world. For more information, contact Tom Graves at email@example.com or by phone at 865-974-6131.
For Aspiring UT Students
- Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Camp: A summer camp for high school students interested in learning about entrepreneurship