Event will “start up” student careers

Event will start up student careers

by Melissa Artobello

Looking for a job or internship can be a challenging task. Thankfully, San Diego State is making it easier with Start-up @ State. Hosted by the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, the Entrepreneur Society and Startup Circle, Start-up @ State allows students to meet and interview with a handful of start-up companies looking for employees and interns. The event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors.

The event will be held on April 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. Students will hear from the founders speaker panel in the Ron Fowler Athletic Center Auditorium.

[quote]“We bring to campus a panel of entrepreneurs in an open question-and-answer format,” Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Marketing Specialist Alissa Thompson said. “Each entrepreneur gives a couple minute briefing on their background and then students run the show.”[/quote]

Directly after, students will gather next door in the Payne Parma Goodall Alumni Center Exhibit Hall for their chance to get hired by 50 different featured start-up companies.

This will be the second annual Start-up @ State event. Last year, more than 35 companies and 300 students attended. Start-up @ State works toward making connections between students and local entrepreneurs. More information and a list of companies and job descriptions can be found on the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center website.

Photo by Monica Linzmeier, photo editor