Economics of Entrepreneurship - Georgia
Not only do entrepreneurs create wealth from their ventures, but they also create jobs and the conditions for a prosperous society. During this 3-day seminar at Oglethorpe University (for ages 14-17), you'll explore the economic way of thinking, world issues, and the entrepreneurial mindset as you discover how entrepreneurs impact the world.
What will you do? You will have the opportunity to...
- Discuss life's most challenging economic issues with dynamic professors and learn how to confidently express ideas during open discussion sessions
- Connect with other top students who are just as curious and driven to be successful
- Make life-long connections during themed socials, on-campus excursions, and fun activities like Seminar Olympics
- Gain practical and critical thinking skills that you can apply to everyday life
- Earn a Certificate of Completion and have a memorable experience that you can add to your resume or college applications
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Entrepreneurs Change the World (Sean Mulholland)
Pre-Seminar Content Review
Ice Cream Social
Why Does Economic Thinking Matter for Entrepreneurs? (Paul Cwik)
Rules for Success (Lauren Heller)
Trading Game Activity
Is Making a Profit Selfish? (Sean Mulholland)
Cooperation, Compassion, & Heart (Lauren Heller)
People Over Politics (Paul Cwik)
Shark Tank Prep
Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success (Sean Mulholland)
Shark Tank Activity
Econ in One Lesson Reading Discussion
Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Paul Cwik)
Role of the Entrepreneur (Guest Lecture)
Prep for Faculty Q&A
Anyone Can be an Entrepreneur (Lauren Heller)
Closing Remarks & Seminar Olympics Awards
You should plan to arrive at Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319) no later than 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on Friday, July 21st.
If you are flying, plan to fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Oglethorpe University is approximately 22 miles north of the Atlanta airport, and FEE will provide a shuttle from the airport to campus (and back). We will email you details about the shuttle as the seminar gets closer.
Because of the travel time to and from the campus, please choose a flight that arrives before 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18th and a flight that departs after 9:30 am on Friday, July 21st.
You will be staying in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of your same gender and will share a community bathroom with other students on your hall, also of your same gender. Linens are NOT provided, so you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets sized Twin XL or a sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Make sure to bring any toiletries you might need as well.