Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you thinking of a new venture?

Harness your potential to innovate, develop, and implement ideas and inventions. Refine your business model, build experiences through internships, and pitch your business for startup funding. The Pavlis Honors College has a team of internal staff and external mentors with experience in innovation and entrepreneurship along with connections to networks who can help you realize your dreams.

Consider adding innovation and entrepreneurship to your pathway if...

  • You see a need for a product or service but aren't sure how to turn an idea into a business
  • You're interested in every aspect of solving a problem, from developing a solution to fiscal feasibility
  • You want to be your own boss someday, or serve as a change leader and intrapreneur in an existing business
Meet an Innovative Student

"I want to be a well-rounded technical CEO." 

Watch Cameron Philo pitch his idea for $10k at the New Venture Competition.

Cameron Phil headshot
Cameron Philo
A group of students posing in front of the HP corporate headquarters

Innovation components

In Pavlis, you define success with a pathway that fits your interests. Add innovative and entrepreneurial components such as:

Immersion experiences like interning at a startup or working as an intrapreneur at an existing company

Academic enhancements like a minor in leadership or global business, or an accelerated master's in business administration

Honors experiences like developing a product idea and pitching it at a competition or spearheading a campus change project

Leadership and mentorship experiences like serving as a University Innovation Fellow or leading a Summer Youth Program session on entrepreneurship

Embrace Ambiguity

'Become comfortable with uncertainty and...'

Starting your own business is full of twists and turns. The unexpected can sink your business—or reveal new opportunities.