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.

Hunter Phelps

 
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Hunter Phelps

Hunter was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She currently attends the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, where she is a rising senior majoring in business administration and minoring in entrepreneurship. Hunter loves entrepreneurship. In 2018, through her involvement with U of M’s optiMize student incubator program, she became the founder of Terry Lu Naturals (www.terrylunaturals.com), a natural hair and skin care company that creates dual-use products for men and women. Since then, she has participated in TechArb’s Student Venture Accelerator Program, served as a self-hosted intern for Terry Lu Naturals through the Zell Lurie Institute, and currently serves as a teaching assistant for various entrepreneurship classes. This summer, Hunter is working full-time as a marketing and merchandising intern for Walgreens, while still leading her company, Terry Lu Naturals. In her spare time, she loves to paint and sells her paintings through her second business, Hunter’s Palette. She also enjoys playing with her dog, Harley. Hunter’s career goal is to obtain a leadership position in brand management and marketing, while developing Terry Lu Naturals into a multimillion-dollar business.

Lucy Rapp

 
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Lucy Rapp

Lucy is a junior double majoring in economics and art history with a minor in entrepreneurship. She is interested in retail and technology and has begun developing her own app with peers she met through BLI. Her favorite classes in the minor so far are PSYCH/ALA 223 and SI 360. She is interested in pursuing a career in marketing/product development; but outside of school, she enjoys volleyball, concerts, and all things Michigan!

Alexandria Ballard

 
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Alexandria Ballard

Alexandria is pursuing a double major in Cognitive Science and Political Science with a minor in entrepreneurship. She has a keen interest in market research and consumer behavior, which she has had the opportunity to explore through courses in the entrepreneurship minor. Courses such as MKT 313 and ES 212 allowed her to learn about the wants and needs of consumers, market management, and how to use the theory of behavior and marketing to grow a company. After graduating from Michigan, she hopes to pursue a career in business strategy in some capacity. Outside of school, she loves listening and analyzing music as well as playing the ukulele.

Taylor Lansey

 
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Taylor Lansey

Taylor is a senior studying computer science with minors in entrepreneurship and business. She is passionate about technology solutions and has started her own company with peers she met through the entrepreneurship minor. Her favorite classes in the minor so far are PSYCH/ALA 223 and ENTR 390 Digital Product Design. She is interested in pursuing a career in music and entertainment technology development; but, she can talk all things E-minor, Michigan or just life in general!

 

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.