Students have designed apps, established foundations, started businesses, and competed for research grants while still fully engaged in scholarly and athletic activities.
Among the many clubs and programs available to students are the Entrepreneurs Club, which supports its members in ventures and start-ups intended to enact positive change within the Colgate community. Entrepreneur Weekend
features outside speakers like Richard Branson
, Sheryl Sandberg
and Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya
, and Real World
brings alumni from many career fields back to campus to share career experiences.
A rapidly growing program called Thought Into Action (TIA) at Colgate University
pairs successful alumni entrepreneurs
with students to help the students start up their own business or not-for-profit organization. TIA
is a yearlong program where students turn their ideas into businesses, non-profits, and clubs
TIA students get a chance at the life-changing experience of creating something that didn't exist before.