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September 13, 2012

UPJ links students and entrepreneurs

Pitt-Johnstown has joined forces with Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) to link UPJ students with successful area entrepreneurs to foster job creation and promote economic development. The partnership is the Pitt-Johnstown-JARI RealWorld Link for Entrepreneurship.

Building upon JARI’s network of entrepreneurs and Pitt-Johnstown’s commitment to getting students ready for the real world, the RealWorld Link will provide students with the skills and experience necessary to take identifiable and concrete steps toward achieving their entrepreneurial aspirations, including the creation of a business, commercialization of an invention or some other entrepreneurial activity.

The key components of the program are: job shadowing; mentorship; fostering of creativity; resource awareness; collaboration; business incubation, and showcasing of ideas.

The RealWorld Link will be coordinated through UPJ’s Office of Career Services.

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Filed under: Feature,Volume 45 Issue 2

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