Entrepreneurial Mindset In The First Year

How to Facilitate EM Adoption in First Years

When you integrate entrepreneurial mindset (EM) into first-year programs, you create an impactful mechanism for developing entrepreneurially-minded engineering graduates - as you can see in this concept map:


First, you must understand and embrace the connection between traditional first-year engineering curriculum and EM. The EMIFY project can help!

EMIFY: Entrepreneurial Mindset in the First Year


Get started with Card #3945: EMIFY Card Deck.

First-year educators from across the network have shared activities, projects, and other content to help you catalyze and facilitate adoption of EM activities. These GIFTS - Great Ideas for Teaching Students - include design activities on a short timescale, design projects on a long timescale, technical skill building, professional skill building, mindset/attitude activities, and full course frameworks. Get Card #3945: EMIFY Card Deck.

Explore activities from the EMIFY Card Deck:

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Reverse Engineer YouTube Videos

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Mini Design Projects with Personas

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Connecting to Campus Resources

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Engineering Quest

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Lab-to-Market Accelerator

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Tinkering to Engage

EMIFY was presented at the 2024 KEEN National Conference.

Upcoming Events

First-Year Engineering Experience Conference 2024 (July 28-30, 2024, Boston, MA)

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset in the First-Year: Socializing a Body of Knowledge
    • Workshop Sponsored by EMIFY
    • Sunday, July 28, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    • ISEC 136, Northeastern University

  • Welcome Reception
    • Social Sponsored by EMIFY
    • Sunday, July 28, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    • ISEC Atrium, Northeastern University

  • Unlocking the Power of Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) in the First-Year Experience
    • Panel Sponsored by EMIFY
    • Monday, July 29, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
    • ISEC 102 Auditorium, Northeastern University

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