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Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship – An initiative that addresses the income inequality gap for overlooked communities by helping them learn the tools of wealth creation, innovative thinking, community stewardship, and social impact. Programs include the Product Prodigy Institute – a two semester-long class that takes students from underprivileged and underrepresented backgrounds through the process of creating and learning the hard/soft skills for launching a venture – and WIELD (Women’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development) – a career incubator program that guide women from diverse backgrounds into leadership and executive roles in corporate America.

Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, Minority, Women, Product Prodigy Institute, WIELD, Leadership, Career Development

Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) – Inter-college initiatives that focus on creating cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations designed to produce intellectual advancements with a capacity to provide real solutions to society’s problems and needs. Programming pertains to the undergraduate experience, graduate study, faculty research, and the connections between the university and community.

Topics: Intellectual Entrepreneurship, Pre-Graduate School Internship, McNair Scholars,, Undergraduate Mentorship Course, Media Ethics Citizen Scholars, Citizen-Scholars