WHAT IS THE ENGLER EXPERIENCE?
Mostly the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program hustles and throws a lot of spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks.
More importantly it enthusiastically seeks partnerships and instills an ownership mindset in Engler students.
Our unique approach to education is bound by the deeply held belief that the best experiences are beyond the realm of desks in rows, beyond lectures from behind a podium, beyond the safety of only living in theory.
Our commitment stands on developing strong foundations upon which expertise can be built. The defining value of our program is the experience students derive from:
- asking hard questions.
- pursuing the 'why not' instead of the 'why.
- pushing students away from the sidelines and onto the playing field.
- running a student organization based on a professional model rather than a traditional club mindset.
- embracing failure as the means to lasting success.
The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program has a lot of rows to hoe to get to our vision -- but we believe in the journey!
AMAZING CONNECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES THAT EXTEND BEYOND GRADUATION
As an Engler student, you have the opportunity to connect with successful, established entrepreneurs. In 2013, the Engler group traveled across the Midwest, visiting and touring successful entrepreneurial businesses, seeing firsthand what it takes to run a company. Even after an Engler student graduates, these connections and relationships continue -- a priceless program benefit.
You even have the opportunity to start building your own business as a student. Many Engler students have a head start with their own businesses, receiving invaluable advice and support from the Engler Experience Team and from the Advisory Board.
A UNIQUE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Focus on your topic of interest while exploring the world! Learn how entrepreneurship affects other cultures and what roles agriculture and business play in various economies. Study anything from Agricultural Enterprises to Food Entrepreneurship to Animal Industry in countries like Australia, Jamaica, Ireland, and many more!
DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER CREATIVE STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER CAMPUS
Make connections with a diverse group of campus-wide Engler students in degree programs such as business, microbiology, food science, ag leadership—the list goes on! The Engler program goes far beyond one specific major - it is for any undergrad student with entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
GAIN INVALUABLE INSIGHT FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Throughout the semester, Engler students are invited to hear stories and advice from entrepreneurs and successful businesspeople: Jason Tatge of Farmobile LLC, John and Leann Saunders of Where Food Comes From, Inc., and Engler advisory board members Joe Stone of Cargill Feed and Nutrition and Kenneth Green of Agra Holdings, to name a few. They share knowledge that Engler students will take with them throughout their careers.
OPPORTUNITY FOR GREAT SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
As an Engler student, you have support and motivation from the Experience Team, as well as the opportunity to receive financial support. Many scholarships will be awarded to students showing the Engler fire.