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Entrepreneurship Training Program

Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)
for Graduate Students




2013-2014 ETP Program Participants-Copyright (c) 2014 Memorial University

Memorial University's Entrepreneurship Training Program for Graduate Students has been designed and developed:

  • To raise awareness of entrepreneurship and new venture creation as a viable career option among graduate students at Memorial University.
  • To nurture stronger communication, analytical, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills leading to better integration, success, and employability for all student participants.
  • To provide mentorship opportunities for the program participants.
  • To foster attitudes and behaviors linked to successful entrepreneurism among graduate students.

Some of the topics introduced over the course of this 16-week program include:

  • The business plan
  • Innovation and marketing strategy
  • Leadership and human resources
  • Accounting and taxes in Canada
  • Problem solving and self-confidence
  • Operations and E-business

Program participants will have an opportunity to participate in a number of interactive presentations and networking sessions. The participants must attend and participate in all of the weekly scheduled sessions on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in order to complete the certificate requirements.  Other presentations/sessions and activities are also available to the ETP participants over the course of the 16-week program.

Admission to Memorial's entrepreneurship training program for graduate students will be through a competitive process that assesses the student applicant and his/her potential to be an entrepreneur. Applicants:

  • Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at Memorial University for the Fall 2014 semester and be registering as a full-time graduate student in the Winter 2015 semester.
  • Complete and submit the ETP application form along with a one-page statement of interest and agree to be interviewed by the ETP Coordinator.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by email.
  • Your letter of interest should include a brief bio including your contact information (MUN email address), student number, your business idea, and a description of your business (products/services/target market) and an explanation of why you would like to participate in this program.

2014/2015 ETP Application and Application Submission
Deadline-September 25, 2014.

The Entrepreneurship Training Program is a partnership of Career Development and Experiential Learning, Graduate Studies and the International Centre. For more information please contact the program coordinator Dan Dillon at (709) 864-3202.