Belmont University was given a shout-out in the latest edition of Seventeen Magazine as Best College for Business Majors. The article reads, “Getting ready to make your mark on the world? Consider your passion, then check out these schools that can help you reach your goals.” It then goes into detail about this year’s student-run shops House Of and Boulevard Record Shop and this year’s Entrepreneur-in-residence, Victoria Kopyar.
Indeed, Seventeen Magazine was right to call Belmont’s entrepreneurship program a Best College for Business. The program has been named one of the Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs in the country by “The Princeton Review” and has also been recognized as a National Model Undergraduate Program for Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In 2010, the program was featured as one of five schools to consider when studying entrepreneurship by “Fortune” magazine.
Belmont also offers its students The Hatchery, an office environment providing resources and support to help students develop their own entrepreneurial ventures. These resources also include free legal clinics, accounting clinics and practicing entrepreneur roundtables. Students are advised by faculty, staff and local entrepreneurs, as well as the school’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
This year’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Victoria Kopyar, is the founder of women’s golf and activewear clothing brand VK Sport, LLC. She offers one-on-one advising and support and acts as a bridge between Belmont students and the larger Nashville community by bringing in speakers, setting up students with mentors and engaging students through other events in the area.
To learn more about Belmont’s Entrepreneurship program, click here.