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Innovation, Business & Entrepreneurship | WabashX

WE TAKE BUSINESS: SERIOUSLYThe CIBE prepares Wabash students from all majors to develop business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills while training them for success as innovative leaders. 

Are you interested in business, entrepreneurship or innovation? Our graduates work at or run some of the most innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial businesses. They work in small start-ups in San Francisco, in finance on Wall Street, in social enterprises in Africa, and in the boardrooms of some of the largest companies in the world. CIBE programs are designed to give you experience where you will apply your Wabash education to solving real-world problems.

CIBE Innovation consultant Four "I" Strategy:

CIBE Innovation Consultants will be coached and supported through a Four I’s approach to training and real-world experiences. Partners are guided through:

Instruction: Build on and supplement the Wabash academic education with LABB and other meaningful immersive opportunities to provide a solid foundation in business.
Action: Liberal Arts Bridge to Business Training, and Resume & Interview Preparation

Intensives: Put students into sector-specific intensive that give them a deep-dive into industry-specific insights and exposure to the latest trends and best practices.
Action: Business Analysis & Excel, Design Thinking, LEAN Process, Project Management

INTERNSHIPS: Provide students meaningful internship experiences where they are able to combine Instruction & Intensives to put their knowledge to work.
Action: Two Summer Internships, and One Externship with an Entrepreneur>

Involvement: Engage students in real-world work on campus, and in the community to solve complex problems from business operations to marketing and data analytics.
Action: Three Project Engagements, and Case Study Reviews & Competitions

Cassie Hagan

Director for Professional Development and the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship

Innovation, Business & Entrepreneurship