This spring, graduate students in the humanities fields will have an opportunity to unlock their entrepreneurial potential in our new program, Humanities in Entrepreneurship. Through design thinking methodologies, field studies, and project implementation, Ph.D. candidates will learn firsthand the value and necessity humanities perspectives have in creating sustainable, impactful innovations.
This six-month team-based program will be led by three of Keller's outstanding faculty. In the first phase of the program, Manish Bhardwaj will guide students through framing entrepreneurship for the humanist, unpacking the function of the social entrepreneur, and questioning the ethics of intervention. Next, Anita Sands will take students into the field to see humanities entrepreneurs in action. Finally, Jessica Leung will help the cohort build out their ideas and move them from theory to practice as they flex their entrepreneurial muscles.
This program was designed in partnership with GradFUTURES and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School and aims to reveal and acknowledge the significance of the humanities perspective in creating innovations and the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in solving some of society's biggest problems.
Interested students can email Jessica Leung with their information and a short paragraph about why they want to participate. Program application deadline is Mar 18. Details can be found on the Humanities in Entrepreneurship program page.