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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Pathway: Business and Communications

Along with preparing you to start your own business, this major will teach you to use your creativity to solve business problems or help existing organizations launch new products and enter new markets.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Exercise daily
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Work on a community service project
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair

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