Volunteer to help expand Entrepreneurship through The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University’s new Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship
The Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship is seeking volunteers interested in furthering its mission. This is the first year of the Center and many of its programs either just beginning or in the design stages. All Center programs will need volunteer assistance.
Mission: Inspiring the Entrepreneur Spirit. Create social value and economic opportunity by actively building alliances between students, as future entrepreneurs, faculty, and experienced entrepreneurs in service to communities, organizations and individuals. The Center will stimulate, support and expand business and social entrepreneurship.
Center Services: The center works as a resource broker and partner to students, faculty, alums and community members who seek entrepreneurial solutions to today’s issues. Services include educational opportunities, scholarships, mentorships, internships, speaker series, research opportunities, training and coaching.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Center is seeking volunteers in business and the nonprofit sector who are interested in furthering the mission of the Center.
Center Mentors provide consultation in their professional areas of expertise to students, faculty, alums or friends of CSB/SJU who are actively pursuing the design and or implementation of a new enterprise. Each mentor will be expected to commit to 2 to 4 visits to a campus. During each visit the mentor will provide one-on-one sessions with 2 to 6 people over a 2-3 hour afternoon period and attend an informal evening meal with students. Mentors may also be asked to provide phone consultations to 2 assigned students and to provide one class presentation. Coordination of sessions and support will be provided to Center Mentors.
Advisory Committe Members
The Advisory Committee provides policy oversight and program development advice to the Center. It meets four times a year. Members are representative of the constituents of the Center and business and nonprofit entrepreneurial enterprises.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, please contact Kelli Gradin at [email protected] Thank you!
If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Center please fill out the Volunteer form.