The free seminar focused on answering questions for prospective applicants.
“Our job is to make you as hirable as you can possibly be,” said Ken Jones, WCE’s associate director. “We’ve never had, on a voluntary basis, this many people show up.”
The program is dedicated to propelling its members through a five-course process in which students obtain necessary knowledge and connections to succeed as entrepreneurs.
“We want you to be able to get on stage and be a lean, mean entrepreneuring machine and unbelievably hireable,” Jones said.
Junior business major Rishel Naran is a recent applicant and had his questions answered.
“The forum was great and answered application questions and gave out important dates,” Naran said. “I feel this is a great career move. The classes are small, (everyone) is like a family. I took the intro class over the summer and it really opened my eyes.”
Students attending the meeting were from a variety of study areas and all at different stages with the program. Senior English major Kristen Maldonado heard of the program through a friend.
“My parents own their own business, so a friend said I should check it out,” Maldonado said. “But I’m already a senior, so I don’t have time for the classes. I think for some (students) it could be good, but I’m ready to graduate now.”