About Careers in Business and Entrepreneurship

Business and entrepreneurship cross all sectors of the economy. The Business and Entrepreneurship Sector of the California Community Colleges strives to provide students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as student internships, apprenticeships, business pitch competitions, entrepreneurship clubs, campus entrepreneurship centers, student-run businesses, and real world-class projects. Our goal is to help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will benefit you in both the workplace or in starting your own business.

Take advantage of the resources below developed by champions in the Business and Entrepreneurship Sector.

Internship Opportunities

The Business and Entrepreneurship Sector is partnering with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center to place student interns with early stage startup companies. These are currently unpaid internships, but students can enroll in their college work experience program to earn college credit. Student will need to be nominated by a faculty willing to act as a coach during the project. For a list of colleges and faculty participating, contact Isis Torres at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Isis Torres Isis.Torres@thecenter.nasdaq.org.

Cohort 1

May 31st- August 24th

Cohort 2

August 30th – November 23rd

Under the CITI University Partnerships in Innovation & Discovery (CUPID) program, instructors can assign CITI Digital badges within Canvas. Students who complete three CITI Digital Badges will be eligible to apply to be teamed with a CITI mentor on a Capstone project which could then lead to a potential internship with CITI. For a list of participating colleges, contact charles.eason@solano.edu.

Coming Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 – The Governor’s Office Department of Defense (DOD) CADENCE grant will be placing student interns coached by faculty externs at DoD Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) companies. These are paid internships for 75 hrs.  For a list of participating colleges and faculty, contact charles.eason@solano.edu.

IAAS (Intern-At-A-Startup) is a program for community college students to find and apply for internship and cofounder positions at startups and student projects respectively.

Scholarship Opportunities

Zimmerman & Frachtman Scholarship (Deadline extended to May 31st)


Education and Career Pathways

Education & Career Pathways

The Business & Entrepreneurship Sector provides resources and tools for students and learners interested in entrepreneurship and business.

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