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Business Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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Students can explore their interests in business by developing foundational skills in economics, or by looking at specific business-related questions within the context of sports, social-based startups, or larger organizations. Business mentorships allow students to explore how researching information and then developing ideas based on that information can add value to a product or service, thus generating profit and benefits to society.

Some students use their mentorship as an opportunity to build out specific business plans for an idea or product they already have. All students engaging in a business mentorship learn to market themselves and their ideas and gain skills to prepare them for the future.  


Business

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Academic Papers
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Research paper proposing mitigation strategies to minimize impacts of beauty industry on marine ecosystems.
Presentations
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Live Zoom presentation to a broad audience explaining ESG's principles and how it can support a more sustainable future
Academic Papers
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Data-driven analysis of Yelp reviews, revealing how star ratings predict the continued operations of restaurants
Policy and Advocacy Reports
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Report on food justice analyzing corporate causes and solutions to inequity
Business Plans and Proposals
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Development and presentation of cosmetic brand mission and business code of conduct
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Comprehensive literature review paper examining body image, stereotyping, and hiring decisions, documenting negative impacts of sizeism on female job candidates
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Developed an experiment to test how gender and signals of confidence impact entrepreneurial outcomes
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A primer on the apparel and retail supply chain with recommendations for small boutique owners
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Research paper and accompanying policy brief on the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies
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Policy brief exploring the relationship between ozone and asthma in Illinois
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A business plan and marketing analysis to launch a closed-loop portable shower
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Business model and pitch deck for a youth athletic academy that would bring tennis to underserved communities
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Research paper analyzing three startups' impact and effectiveness in addressing women's’ issues of affordable feminine hygiene products and eliminating the “pink” tax
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An original article analyzing startups in the autonomous delivery space, assessing how the actions these businesses took during the pandemic will contribute to their success

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