By DONNA HARRIS
Georgia Highlands School is continuous a collection that proved to be successful with college students and the neighborhood throughout its first run final semester.
For the spring, the Faculty of Enterprise and Skilled Research is presenting its second digital Entrepreneur Speaker Collection, that includes one speaker a month by means of April, to allow profitable entrepreneurs to share tales and recommendation with college students and the general public.
“College students and neighborhood members expressed their appreciation for the collection and audio system that have been dropped at GHC final semester,” mentioned assistant professor of enterprise administration Shanika Wright Turner, who serves because the occasion moderator. “It is vitally essential to proceed bringing skilled entrepreneurs to GHC to share skilled insights and knowledge. Additionally, college students within the entrepreneurship pathway get an extra probability to be taught in an experiential atmosphere.”
Kicking off the month-to-month collection Feb. 17 shall be actor/singer Jason Weaver, adopted by CEO, speaker and creator Casandra Austin-McDonald on March 17 and author, entrepreneur and creator J. Carter on April 14. Every session will run just about from midday to 1 p.m.
“Every speaker has a special story to inform,” Wright Turner mentioned. “Every speaker will provide you with an perception into their journey, figuring out their successes and any errors that they might have made alongside their approach. College students can be taught an ideal deal from every speaker and have the ability to discover the backstory of those well-established entrepreneurs.”
Weaver’s credit embrace the 1991 TV miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream” and the singing voice of Simba within the 1994 movie “The Lion King.”
Austin-McDonald is a private progress strategist, the CEO of Dwell Higher Institute and the host of the “Develop Through It” podcast.
Carter has written initiatives for plenty of actors in addition to a number of TV pilots, stage performs and movies and created Freeli TV, the world’s first free linear streaming app providing a number of channels devoted to black tradition and leisure.
“This semester, you may count on entrepreneurs with recent views and people who discuss taking dangers and bringing new concepts to life,” Wright Turner mentioned. “We hope you confirm what conjures up, motivates, challenges and finally helps entrepreneurs succeed on the planet at this time.”
Carter mentioned he seems like he has a duty to speak with college students and assist them study his path towards success.
“I’m an enormous believer that if you give again, you get much more in return so it’s at all times been a mission of mine to assist people alongside their approach, similar to I used to be helped alongside my approach,” he mentioned in a information launch. “After I was introduced with a chance to be part of this collection, it was a no brainer. I’d be disrespecting the oldsters who poured their data and knowledge into me once I was a university scholar if I didn’t do the identical.”
The entrepreneur additionally mentioned collaborating within the collection is a useful expertise for the audio system as properly.
“By letting college students and viewers find out about our latest enterprise, I hope to encourage them and supply them a blueprint for fulfillment,” he mentioned. “In flip, talking to younger and gifted individuals tends to re-energize and encourage me to do extra and be extra.”
Wright Turner mentioned hopes members be taught that “entrepreneurs usually are not simply enterprise homeowners or enterprise creators.”
“They’re innovators in their very own fields,” she mentioned. “Anybody may be an entrepreneur. Additionally, we need to assist college students in several majors perceive the connection between their space of examine and entrepreneurship by listening to audio system from completely different genres.”
Those that want to take part within the collection, which is free and open to the general public, can be taught extra concerning the audio system, get further info and register for every session at ess.highlands.edu.