Advising

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The Entrepreneurship Advising Team works with students throughout their entrepreneurial education including course exploration, co-curricular and professional opportunities. Advisors also process major decorations and minor releases.

 

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How to Declare

In order to declare your minor, you must first have a declared major, be in good academic standing, and have at least sophomore standing. 

If you meet those criteria, you must have an appointment with one of Entrepreneurship Minor staff advisors. We strongly recommend meeting with one of our peer advisors prior to that meeting. You can schedule an Entrepreneurship Academic Advising Appointment here

Peer Advisors

Students interested in the Entrepreneurship Minor should meet with an Entrepreneurship Minor Peer Advisor to discuss minor requirements and gain valuable student perspectives and advice.  Students can schedule advising appointments with Peer Advisors during the Fall and Winter terms.

 

Payal Parida

 

 

Payal Parida

 

Payal is a senior majoring in dance and minoring in entrepreneurship. She is also part of the CAPPO Sales Track in the Ross School of Business. Her interests lie in the performing arts, but also in business. She would like to combine her passion for both by pursuing a career in professional dance while also being the entrepreneur of her own dance company. Her favorite classes so far include SI 360, ENG 125, ENTR 490 and DANCE 211. While Payal isn't at the dance studio, you'll find her hanging out with her friends, watching Bollywood movies and cooking! 

 

 

Scott Boyd

 

 

Scott Boyd

 

Scott is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Entrepreneurship. His interests lie in global and local markets, startups, fashion and technology. With his learning and experience through the Entrepreneurship Minor, he has acted as both a brand ambassador and a Sales/Growth Intern at a social media startup based out of NYC. At the University, Scott is a transfer student and member of multiple Economics clubs and societies, NOiR Fashion Runway, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and more. His favorite classes from the Minor thus far are ALA 223 and ENTR 407, and he is currently taking ALA 256 and ENTR411. Beyond academics, Scott loves to watch sports (unfortunately a Detroit sports fan), play video games, cook, and meet new people.

Hannah Leith

 

 

Hannah Leith

 

Hannah is a senior majoring in business with an entrepreneurship minor. She is interested in using the skills she has gained at Michigan in both her major and minor to pursue a career in marketing. This past summer, Hannah worked as a Marketing/Sales Intern at Kraft Heinz in Chicago. At Michigan, she is a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity. Her favorite class that she has taken towards the entrepreneurship minor is PSYCH 223, where she co-created the @MichiganMissedConnections account on Instagram. Outside of school, she loves to travel, ski, and try new restaurants!

 

Velyn Kwok

Advising Appointment

 

 

Velyn KwokVelyn is a South East Asian born and raised in Malaysia until having to further her studies in the US. Coming from across the world, Velyn is a junior double majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science and minoring in entrepreneurship. She is very interested in utilizing skills acquired from both her majors and minor to pursue a career in web development, UI/UX, or graphic design. Her favorite class so far is PSYCH/ALA 223 because the class gave her the opportunity to meet and team up with highly-motivated and creative peers to work on a very successful project. Aside from school, you are able to catch Velyn in practice with the Michigan Women Ultimate Frisbee team, creating graphic designs for Girl Up Michigan, organizing events for Tau Epsilon Kappa, or hanging out with the Malaysian Students Association!

Staff Advisors

In order to declare the minor students must meet with a staff advisor for the Entrepreneurship Minor. Furthermore, students can discuss petitioning, course mapping and/or longer term professional aspirations associated with the Entrepreneurship Minor. Advising is available year round. Please schedule an advising appointment here.

Timothy Webb, PhD:  Entrepreneurship Minor Director

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Tim graduated from the University of Michigan with an Honors BA in History and Classical Archaeology before completing his PhD in Roman Archaeology from the University of Bradford. Professionally, Tim ran international archaeological field schools in Pompeii, Italy; Taught undergraduates in Italy, England, California and Michigan; worked in finance for HSBC Bank; and advised in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at U-M prior to directing the minor.

Outside of work, Tim loves hiking, baking, and spending time with his daughters. He is also a huge soccer fan and loves watching Liverpool F.C.

 

Lisa Darnell-Ferrara, Entrepreneurship Academic Advisor and Ross BBA Undergraduate Academic Advisor

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Lisa Darnell-Ferrara

Lisa is passionate about helping students realize their goals and potential through co-creating an enriching university experience. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Communication Arts and Psychology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. She also holds Master’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science of Organizational Behavior degrees. Lisa joined University of Michigan after nine years at Benedictine, where she worked within the Offices of Financial Aid and Undergraduate Transfer Enrollment.

Lisa enjoys yoga, martial arts, kayaking, hiking, reading, listening to NPR, and watching science fiction movies and TV shows.

Rob Bobowski, M.Ed: Entrepreneurship Academic Advisor and Curriculum Support Coordinator for the Ross School of Business

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Rob Bobowski

Rob graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BA in Parks and Recreation Administration and completed his M.Ed at Georgia State University.  Rob has been a park manager and K-12 health and physical education teacher prior to working at the University of Michigan. Currently, Rob supports not only EM, but also the Cappo Sales Track, Carson Scholars, and the Ross Integrative Semester.

Outside of work, Rob loves playing with his two kids, two dogs, and amazing wife.  He is also a big UT sports and Atlanta Hustle (Ultimate) fan.  Rob enjoys books and campfires too.

 

 

Petition a course to count toward the Entrepreneurship Minor

Students may submit a petition to request that a class be counted toward the Entrepreneurship Minor requirements. In order to submit, students will be asked to provide a syllabus and an explanation as to how the course meets the criteria for the appropriate category: elective category or practicum category

Please note that for any practicum petition, the class must be completed prior to a decision being made by the Entrepreneurship Minor program. 

How to obtain your graduation audit or senior release

Prior to graduation, students must obtain an audit from all their programs of study as well as apply to graduate through Wolverine Access. We recommend getting your minor release the term prior to your expected graduation. To obtain a release, please email entrepreneurshipminor@umich.edu. It can take up to 2 weeks for the program to process your minor request.