Global Entrepreneurship Week Welcomes Elite Keynote Speakers

Global Entrepreneurship Week is fast approaching and as with every year, Penn State is bringing in the best keynote speakers entrepreneurship has to offer. The speakers for GEW 2016 transcend a variety of disciplines and entrepreneurial experiences. Their wealth of knowledge is something you certainly won’t want to miss. George Steinmetz – George Steinmetz Photography…

The Entrepreneurial Mind-set: Why Entrepreneurship Isn’t Just Money Business

Last year, when I wrote Risky By Design for Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, I was under the impression that, with my freelance design prowess, I’d soon be making enough money to live comfortably, pay off my student loans, and buy myself some nice things. Ha. This year I want to elaborate on how entrepreneurship played…

Not so different after all

We have been repeatedly bombarded with the glorified message that entrepreneurship is a selective club of people working on ultrasecret projects, and that the people doing these are big risk takers. Through my experience with Play Physio and previous entrepreneurial projects, I’ve realized that the work that you do isn’t all that different from any…

Growing Pains

Someone once told me that in order to grow you need to be intellectually uncomfortable by exploring different subjects and points of view out of your comfort zone. Comfort is something everyone craves. We tend to remain set in our ways and avoid change, but it’s through discomfort that we learn and grow. During the…

No idea? No problem.

Time and time again we are faced with the task of coming up with the next best thing. All around the world, we read headlines stating that these new products or services are life changing. When entering the world of entrepreneurship, however, I was faced with the fear that I would never be able to…

Stay Passionate

What are you majoring in? What do you want to do after college? Do these questions sound familiar? It’s like they have become the very first questions we ask one another in college at our first encounter. These questions, although important, are only surface-layer questions. They do not give us an opportunity to open up…

I Dream Big; What About You?

Time and time again, I am confronted with people who doubt my dreams, automatically deeming them unrealistic or impossible. But what’s the baseline for “unrealistic”? And how can anyone say anything is impossible when the impossible is currently being made possible every day? Those people who question your dreams don’t know what they are talking…

Paralysis of Perfection

I often hear Penn State students talking about the pressure to achieve perfection in all they do. On the surface, that sounds like such a noble pursuit. But, in fact, such thinking often stifles the creativity and innovation so necessary for individuals and a society to grow and achieve progress. The lock-step track to education,…