The Student Entrepreneurial Spirit Award will recognize five students at the undergraduate and graduate level during Entrepreneurship Week, November 13-16, 2012. The purpose of the award is to investigate how entrepreneurial spirit plays a role in student learning, research and practice in the College of Arts, Media and Design. The definition of entrepreneurial for this award goes well beyond the traditional boundaries of business start-up to include all disciplines and expressions within the college and university. An entrepreneur is usually described as someone who is highly ambitious, dedicated, innovative, creative, and resilient. Concepts that are intrinsic to entrepreneurial spirit include creativity, uniqueness, adaptability and risk taking. For students in CAMD this definition can take the form of an innovative project, work of art, film, a musical composition, an article in a newspaper or blog, an architectural plan or model, participation in a play, etc. The winning students will participate in a presentation and panel discussion during entrepreneurship week that will feature their work. You can self-nominate if you meet the competition criteria.
Drawing on the mission of the college (to create and translate knowledge global and social needs) and university themes such as intellectual inquiry, pursuit of excellence, innovation and creativeness students can apply by providing one of the following expressions:
- A 500 word (double spaced) essay describing how they have been innovative and creative within their major/discipline.
- A work of art (painting, composition, architectural plan, etc.) accompanied by a brief (100 word) explanation of the work and how it expresses the definition of entrepreneurial spirit.
- An newspaper/magazine article or blog written by the student accompanied by a brief (100 word) explanation of the work and how it expresses the definition of entrepreneurial spirit.
- A co-op experience that expresses the definition of entrepreneurial spirit. This could include the output of the coop, accompanied by a brief (100 word) explanation of the work and how it expresses the definition of entrepreneurial spirit.
- The student must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts, Media and Design during the 2012/2013 academic year. Students currently on co-op are eligible.
- The research/artistic endeavor must be original to the student.
Eligible students who are interested in the award must submit the application form.
The submission deadline for the Graduate Award is 25 October 2012.
Once the submission deadline is over, the completed applications will be reviewed by the symposium committee members and five students will be selected.
Application Evaluation Criteria
- Completeness of the application essay;
- The definition of entrepreneurial spirit means in their discipline;
- Clarity of the meaning of entrepreneurial;
- Innovative approach to examining the term entrepreneurial spirit.
For complete entry requirements and an application, email Mark Sung, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Dean’s Office (102 Ryder Hall).