Congratulations on starting your journey to becoming an entrepreneur, and welcome to the SecondGen team! Before you get started, here are some things we think you should know:
An Entrepreneur is not always the most intelligent or creative person, but an entrepreneur is the one who takes initiative and demonstrates leadership to start his/her own company.
- First and foremost, an entrepreneur is not special. An entrepreneur can be anyone, an ambitious college student, a hard working full-time employee, or even the person wearing your shoes right now (hopefully that’s you).
Like cultivating any type of skill, becoming a successful entrepreneur only comes through hard work and experience.
In anything you do in life, you will always have doubters. For example, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, was laughed at by his friends when he initially ventured into the Internet business. He even applied for a part-time job at KFC to gain some extra money, but was rejected. Now, he owns a piece of the company instead. The most successful entrepreneurs have always persevered through the rejection and focused on their goal.
- Entrepreneurship applies to every single industry
- Although most of the household names we constantly hear about today as examples of the “model entrepreneur” are usually in the tech industry, that is not always the case.
- Entrepreneurs are present in all fields, ranging from Accounting/Finance to Car Salesmen. The essence of entrepreneurship is about finding your passion and maximizing its potential.
Understanding the Curriculum
The SecondGen Curriculum is designed to give students all the information on entrepreneurship that they could possibly need, while offering activities/workshops to help them cultivate this skill.
- The Curriculum is divided into 5 sections: Introduction, Discussion Questions, Workshops, and Online Resources.
The Introduction is exactly that, an Introduction.
- Discussion Questions:
Use the Discussion Questions to offer students a new perspective on the entrepreneurship and ignite creativity.
Perform the workshops at club meetings. Each workshop is designed to be able to be completed at a club meeting, unless it’s a multi-day workshop.
Present the presentations at club meetings whenever convenient. These presentations are designed to give students information on the various aspects of starting a business. Most of the time these will be used my individuals and teams as each team will be working at a different pace.
- Online Resources:
The Online Resources will be a platform for third-party resources that can supplement the workshops and presentations to give students extra