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Entrepreneurship at St. Thomas prepares students to create, purchase or expand businesses.


What are recent graduates doing now?

Zach Neugebauer, a 2010 graduate with majors in entrepreneurship and business communication, is currently vice president of Year Round Brown, a full-service tanning spa with seven locations in three cities, providing employment for 50 people. While at UST, he was president of the Entrepreneurship Society and won several awards, including the University of St. Thomas Pentair Entrepreneurship award, received 1st place in the UST Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, was the 1st place winner of the UST Fowler Business Concept Challenge and was named the best individual presenter.

Noah Namowicz, an entrepreneurship major who graduated in 2009, is currently the director of marketing at Café Imports. He travels all over the world inspecting and purchasing coffee beans, and recently joined the executive council for the Barista Guild of America. At St. Thomas he served on the executive board of the Entrepreneurship Society, and he and two partners won third place in the first year of the Fowler Business Plan Competition. He completed an internship at Big Ink Display Graphics and at Pinnacle Services.

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom:

Internships. Many start-ups and small businesses are looking for students to help them out and learn about running their business. 

Study abroad. The undergraduate business program has a London Business Semester for business majors in their junior year in which many entrepreneurship students take part. Other students choose to study in programs in more than 40 countries all over the world. Spain, Italy and Australia are popular destinations for entrepreneurship majors.

Faculty at work

Many of our graduates use our faculty as business advisers and mentors long after graduation.  One of the principles of successful entrepreneurship is networking, and our students and faculty do a great job helping each other to advance in the work force.

What jobs are possible with an Entrepreneurship major?

  • Bank manager
  • Operations manager
  • Personal/commercial lending officer
  • Credit analyst
  • Correspondent banking officer
  • Trust account administrator
  • Loan officer
  • Account executive
  • Financial planner
  • Sales broker
  • Budget analyst
  • Accountant
  • Office systems manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Sales manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Executive director
  • Billing supervisor

 

  • Director of services
  • Fundraising director
  • Interviewing specialist
  • Director of labor relations
  • Training and development director
  • Employment recruiter
  • Human resources administrator
  • Marketing administrator
  • Marketing associate
  • Field market researcher
  • Public relations manager
  • Promotions
  • Sales consultant
  • Own your own business
  • FBI agent
  • CIA agent
  • University professor
  • Teacher
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