PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from EATT

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Eat At The Table Theatre Company, run by Kai Williams ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Kai’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from YAF Ghana

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. YAF Ghana, run by Ferdinand Quayson ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Ferdinand’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2018. You can read his…

Fall 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! Following are courses that currently have seats available for Fall 2018. You can see all CSPL courses here. And, if…

So you want to go to a conference? Read this first.

Attending a conference is not something you have to do while you are in college, but some students decide that they want to. Here are some of their reasons: Network Job hunt Get inspired Get exposure to a professional field Learn new content Present on their own work Get off campus If you are thinking…

Conferences Roundup 2018-2019

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center – call for volunteers

Dear friends of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Thank you to the volunteers who helped make 2017/2018 our best year yet. We are now gearing up for 2018/2019, and we are seeking a limited number of mentors, guest speakers, and pitch coaches to support student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Mentors will: Be custom matched with…

Fearless Experimentation: translating a liberal arts education to real world impact

During the past five years as director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I have repeatedly observed certain patterns in student learning and behavior. This post addresses two of those patterns — (1) the research-to-practice gap and (2) fear of failure — and offers concrete advice for student entrepreneurs. Research-to-Practice gap While the liberal…

Student Startup Series: Sydney Forrest ’20

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features Sydney Forrest ’20, co-founder of Sunshine Sprinters. She’s a student athlete at Wesleyan, and competes triple jump and pole vault on their track and field team. She was a Patricelli Center Fellow during the…

Student Startup Series: AJ Wilson ’18

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features AJ Wilson, founder of Dream Chasers. He was part of the inaugural class of Patricelli Center Fellows, and received a $5,000 Patricelli Center Seed Grant in February 2017. Read other Student Startup stories here.…