The entrepreneurial skill set is an invaluable one that allows individuals to act as a stimulant for growth. It is a skill set based on teamwork, creativity, and hard work. It is a skill set, however, that cannot be learned in one go, which is why ingraining it in school is essential. Though there are cons to being an entrepreneur while being a part to full time student like managing time, excessive stress and having low income, there are countless number of benefits some would say.
Parbinder Bains, an app and web developer, stated that, “Though I have 90 minutes every weekday to work, that is not enough time to create an app and website by the end of the semester, especially since I have to use my focus on my other classes as well. However, I think it is totally worth it. Once the site and app are made, the time spent on it will split to half since all I have to do is update it now and then.”
Edison’s senior web design class is partnered with NFTE, a non-profit organization, that stands for Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship. Roaa Ayoub, a student in the class, stated that “It is best learned through experience, which is why I advocate for more entrepreneurship classes. I think it will help create cultures of innovation in our school.”
Being an entrepreneurial student, not only helps you to be career oriented and motivated, but also gain skills that will help you in the classroom. It encourages you to be more independent and think creatively, outside the box. We are young and therefore should take advantage of our energy to start or create something useful for ourselves and others.