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is October 28, 2016.
Sustained economic growth requires a steady stream of eager,
committed and talented entrepreneurs willing to grow new businesses and
innovate within existing ones. With
that in mind, The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program (EFP) offered by the
Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is a year‐long work/study program
intended to foster entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive,
high quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and
graduate students at LSU.
Fellows are exposed to business leaders from across the
region and are exposed to the entrepreneur networks that are vital to dynamic
economies. Fellows also are encouraged to become active participants in
regional economic development efforts and are taught to apply principles of
entrepreneurship wherever they are needed, from high‐tech startups, to
established firms, to non‐profit corporations.
The overall goal of the Fellows program is to provide
students with access to networks and knowledge needed to quickly become an
important part of economic development in the region. This is accomplished through a comprehensive
program that includes:
- Completion of a spring (3 credit hours) and fall
(3 credit hours) seminar.
- Completion of a summer internship (up to 3
credit hours). Internship must be
- Participation in a formal mentorship program
- Attendance at guest speaker presentations.
- Participation in site visits to regional
companies and institutes
- Attendance at select SEI, E.J. Ourso College of
Business, and LSU networking events with industry and community leaders.
- Membership in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs
Fellows Requirements Prerequisites
A strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation are the
foremost prerequisites for admission to the program. Students are expected to
incorporate their knowledge from their prior work and academic experiences with
the Fellows curriculum for overall success in the program. Additionally, enrollment in other
entrepreneurship courses is encouraged to include majoring or minoring in
Entrepreneurship or for graduate students, enrollment in an Entrepreneurship
Area of Specialization such as the Flores MBA program.
Admission to the Fellows Program is limited to a select
number of exceptional students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and who
meet all academic program enrollment requirements. Application to the program consists of:
- A completed Fellows Program application
- Copy of your resume detailing any work
experience, credentials, honors or awards
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal interview