From the Old French entreprendre meaning to "undertake."
That fits, because entrepreneurship is a true undertaking. And it is not for the faint-hearted.
Entrepreneurship is both art and science. Brains and sweat. Creativity and logic. Working as a team and working alone. And no small amount of instinct and guts.
As an Engler Entrepreneur at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you experience it all. You learn about running a business, building a team, turning ideas into reality and overcoming obstacles.
And you'll learn a lot about yourself.
Agriculture is the next big thing
where it's at and where it's going to be for a long, long time. This world has a lot of people to feed and a lot of innovation and new thinking is needed to make that happen.
Agriculture is where the conversation begins.
But it doesn't end there.
We're redefining agriculture expanding its scope and impact. From the entire food supply chain to agri-tourism. From natural resources stewardship to the health of rural communities.
You could be the one to turn an idea into an enterprise. You could be the one to lead a community or create a new solution.
Our job is to give you the skills, inspiration and fortitude to make that happen.
The cool thing about entrepreneurship
is that it can happen on any scale anywhere.
You can make a difference in your hometown.
You can make a difference in the world.
And you can make a difference in the world from your hometown.
As an Engler Entrepreneur, you'll gain the skills and confidence to make it happen anywhere. On your own or with dozens of employees. Locally or internationally. As the owner of your own business or as an entrepreneurial leader within a company.
Bottom line: Your Engler Entrepreneurship experience will serve you well regardless of where your life takes you.
As an Engler Entrepreneur, you become a risk taker. You summon the courage to do something you've never done. Share an idea no one has ever heard before. Go to the edge of the cliff and look down. And maybe even jump.
We'll be right there to help you. To help you leap out of your comfort zone because that's where the really great stuff lies.
You don't study as a spectator on the sidelines. You step onto the field. You're in the game. And that changes everything.
It's Exhilarating. Exciting. Extraordinary.