Gusties Connect!

January Term Courses in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Gusties Connect! J-Terms support learning about creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and business engagement through a variety of activities, site visits, readings, research, service work, and reflection. The goals of the course are:

  • Support the growing focus at Gustavus on entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Connect students with Gustie alumni groups around the country through curriculum
  • Help students see & practice different types of creative thinking and innovation through site visits, executive engagement & project work
  • Offer a study away opportunity that supports 'having an experience of the world' in a cost-effective way

Gusties Connect! courses are generally organized in three parts:

  • Week 1: on campus prepping and research about the area, economic threats and opportunities, and firms we will visit
  • Weeks 2-3: on site with alumni groups for site visits, social events, service opportunities, and tourism
  • Week 4: on campus with wrap up debriefing work
Service Day