A program that gives students interested in pursuing a career in the non profit sector, specifically founding a nonprofit, an opportunity to do so while in college is something Marshall should consider. By partnering with the USC Price School of Public Policy, students admitted into this program would learn the foundations of business and non profit management simultaneously while taking meaningful steps toward starting non profits of their own with the help of a faculty advisor. My vision is students admitted into the program will be placed in small cohorts of 25-30 students during their freshman year and will remain in this group throughout their time at USC. During their freshman year, they will begin with the basics of starting a not for profit business (an idea that they're passionate about, a name, a business plan, etc.) and continue developing it throughout their college career. At some point during their junior or senior year, students will have the opportunity to spend a semester gathering real life experience in creating their organizations. Students who wish to use that time to travel abroad to research the population that their nonprofit would serve would be allowed to do so as part of their program (example: a student is passionate about starting an organization that builds baseball fields in Africa. That student during his/her junior/senior year would be allowed to spend the 6 months in Africa with an advisor). At the end of the 4 years, each student in the cohort will have started a non profit organization made possible through experiential and traditional learning methods.
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