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Resolving to Make a Change

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What will you do in 2014? Ah, it’s such a common question as one year ends and another begins.

If you want to do something different with your class schedule in spring 2014, check out our introductory “Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation” course. The course is highly interactive and hands on; you won’t see a professor lecturing in front of the room for two hours. For a big chunk of each class, students work in teams on an entrepreneurial project throughout the semester. Also, a successful entrepreneur visits each class to have a dialogue with students about how to develop the mindset of an entrepreneur.

Then there’s the crazy creativity bootcamp, which is part of the course:

The course is a great fit for students of any major. In fall 2013, majors represented in the course ranged from Anthropology and Math to Fine Arts Studio and Psychology. The only pre-requisite is freshman English.

Creativity is a major theme of the course, and students learn how to apply an innovative mindset to whatever they pursue: starting a business or nonprofit, or standing out as an entrepreneurial employee inside a company. With every industry changing so rapidly, employers want to hire people who can think creatively and be innovative; this course can show you how to be that employee.

“For the first time in a long time, I am actually taking what I learned from a course and applying it in real life,” said one student in the fall 2013 class.

“Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation” can also help you learn how to launch your own venture someday, whether it’s opening a dance studio, commercializing that app idea, running a tutoring business, turning your design concept into the next must-have gadget, or creating a social service nonprofit.

“It’s totally different than anything that Montclair offers … it really challenges your way of thinking,” is how another student summed up the course.

Don’t miss out! If you’d like to take “Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation (MGMT 492-04)” on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:15 p.m., email your CWID number to me at and I will enter the required permit in the system.