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UHD Students and Faculty Teach Youth about Entrepreneurship

082 William Dudley, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business, along with several UHD students, worked with middle and high school Junior Achievement participants, sharing entrepreneurial tips and advice.

The College of Business partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) to kick off this year's JA Company Program Student Orientation on Saturday, Sept. 20. JA Company Program is Junior Achievement's original and longest running program, providing middle and high school student participants with an opportunity to experience 21st century entrepreneurial skills and tools through an authentic business start-up. Over 150 attendees spent the morning at UHD receiving entrepreneurial advice from local business leaders and UHD's own student entrepreneurs. UHD students Cindy Rodriguez and Cesar Rivera participated in the entrepreneurship panel, where they spoke to students about their budding businesses. Other students from the Financial Management Association, the Professional Accounting Society, and the International Business Association generously committed their Saturday morning to teaching students from area middle and high schools.

"The change of venue and hearing from UHD students helped me see the long term benefits of this already impactful program," said Sam Ze-Wei, president of F5, a JA company.