Compared with the other 3 Enterprises, Venture seems to have less pressure in the first semester. Recently, we have just completed team assignment. Most of classes now are panel and professor lecture.
This Thursday, we had panel from project partner, BestBuy and Boston Scientific Group. The most impressed points to me was they both encourage us that we should push ourself. The more we do, the more focus we will be. It sounds contradictive, but once a person has a lot of interesting things to do in his life, he will be more creative of utilizing his time. One panelis has 6 children. It should be rare that in these days, someone still wants to raise so many children. Back to the key point--Discipline yourself!
Regarding enterprise in Carlson, we have four enterprises, Venture, Consulting, Fund, and Brand Management. Students could have two choices when they apply at A term of 2nd semester. You need to prepare your statement of interest, resume, transcript of 1st semester, and courses which you will take in the future. Not everyone would be accepted, but almost 95% will be fine. Regarding Venture, there are two tracks, E-track and C-track. Enterpreneur track cooperates with business developement center of U or M. Majority projects are medical related. Corporate track cooperates with companies, now we have Best Buy and BSG. In the future, maybe more companies will join. As for Fund enterprise, it has growth and fixed income. Growth is about stock, students need to write investment report for selected stock in the market. English writing and speaking skill is very important. Fixed income is about bond. Still, students choose one bond in the market and decide when to sell or buy.