Be innovative

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Twilight view of the Davis Student Center
Classroom learning
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Kayaking on Lake Champlain
Lafayette statue in the moonlight

If there was ever a hands-on entrepreneurship program, this is it. Community Entrepreneurship instills the foundations of successful enterprise development including strategic business planning, marketing techniques, and market analyses and projections. As entrepreneurship is a vital thread in the fabric of a community, students aquire entrepreneurial skills in the context of social responsibility and healthy community development.

Students gain real-world experience in entrepreneurship in multiple ways. Students become entrepreneurs in the risk-free classroom setting. Or they are partnered with entrepreneurs in the community through courses. And many CENT students start enterprises of their own in the real world while they are still students or upon graduation. 

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4 Year Plan for Career Success

Careers

  • Small Business Ownership and Management
  • Financial Consulting
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Information Technology
  • Food Systems
  • Economist
  • Small Business Analyst
  • Business and App Development

Where alumni work

  • Success Measured
  • Pop Up Republic
  • Cox Automotive
  • MedPilot
  • Ski the East
  • Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. Good Food For Kids

Related Information

Unique to CENT

  • CDAE's award-winning Dollar Enterprise course, CDAE 166.
  • Community partnerships with organizations like Cabot, Hope for Women, Spectrum Youth Services, Intervale Community Farm, and Shelburne Farms.
  • Interaction with entrepreneurs in our region and focus areas.
  • Essential business skills partnered with community ethics.