Student enterprises and advanced work positions
Leadership. Entrepreneurship, Professionalism. Strong work ethic. Talk about practical application! Berry’s unique student Work Experience Program provides firsthand experience in all of these areas. Many students work in positions related to their studies. All have responsibilities relevant to becoming LifeReady.
Heading the list of exceptional student work experiences at Berry are those in the innovative student enterprises program. Students conceptualize, develop and run real campus businesses including a dairy genetics enterprise that sells internationally and Season’s Harvest, a popular “local food” provider. In this campaign, we seek funding for three initiatives supporting student enterprises and our top-level student workers:
- A Berry Enterprises Venture Fund that will make loans to student teams with outstanding proposals for new or expanded enterprises.
Berry Farms Store, a storefront for showcasing student enterprise products, particularly those of “The Berry Farms” enterprises, which now include beef, dairy, produce, herbs, genetics and agri-education, as well as the new Berry Bees and Blue Hen Eggs enterprises.
- Endowed funds supporting advanced student work positions – top-level jobs managing people and projects for students who rise to the top in workplaces across campus.
Mary Chambers didn’t just head up a student enterprise, she directed the student team that provides support to all the student enterprises – including such services as accounting, marketing and project management. The marketing major, Leadership Fellow and Presidential Ambassador also interned at The Broadmoor in Colorado, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond luxury resort.
|“The Student Enterprise program has completely shaped my college experience and been the primary contributor to both my professional and personal development.” |