Students on Northeasatern's Oakland campus had an unparalleled opportunity to experience business up close on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Experiential Entrepreneurship program included visits to 31 Bay Area businesses, on-campus panel discussions, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with dozens of leaders across industries. Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun was on campus to kick off the program and chat with students.

Gianna Ou, DMSB'27, is interested in AI education and investigating misinformation. “I find this really valuable,” she says of the two-day event. “I feel in order to be an entrepreneur or be a leader in any industry, you need to apply what you're learning,” she said. “A lot of that learning happens when you're actually doing and experiencing.”

Students were encouraged to use these two days to explore potential careers that interest them and where they think they can make the biggest impact.

Rich Zou, DMSB'27, is the co-director of the Husky Startup Challenge in Oakland and is excited about experiential learning opportunities on and off campus. “There's a sense of opportunity here. In any other school it's really hard for a freshman to have access to being an executive board member in a club,” says Zou.

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