The Enterprise Development Center at Notre Dame College
Where Preparation Meets Opportunity
The Enterprise Development Center at Notre Dame College (EDC@NDC) represents an innovative approach to creating academic and experiential learning opportunities for students, while supporting Northeast Ohio’s startups and small businesses.
By partnering with community and funding partners, the EDC@NDC promotes entrepreneurial thinking—a tenent of Notre Dame’s president, among others—and provides an interdisciplinary internship program that offers students studying in all subject areas the:
- possibilities for paid work experience
- chances to earn class credit
- options to develop professional networks
All to help them develop the skills needed for future career success
The EDC@NDC provides eligible entrepreneurs with accepted student interns who are trained and work at no cost. The interns serve in the subject areas business owners have identified as most needed to launch their new ventures, including graphic design, marketing and development.
All to help them establish the foundation needed for sustainable, successful enterprises
Contact the EDC@NDC today and discover where preparation meets opportunity is more than just luck.
The EDC@NDC will engage students who overall are 50 percent female and 50 percent nonbusiness majors, with 50 percent of the overall Notre Dame College student population participating in center programming. The center also aims to raise $1 million in funding by 2020.
Student interns will work and learn side-by-side with both commercial and social entrepreneurs to help successfully start, scale and sustain business ventures—and contribute to the economic development of Northeast Ohio.
The EDC@NDC is creating more than 100 paid, on-campus internship experiences for Notre Dame students in all majors, while supporting more than 40 high- and low-tech startups and small businesses. The center has secured close to a quarter of its fund-raising goal.
Through this student service learning in support of up and coming companies, the EDC@NDC not only enhances the economy via job creation but also brain gain for the region—when these skilled students from around the world become Notre Dame graduates and decide to stay, live and work in Northeast Ohio.