I am passionate about photography and graphics design. On the other hand, my interests include writing and reading. My passions and interests relate to my entrepreneurial goals because I can turn them into vibrant business ventures. Specifically, I intend to start a business, and firmly believe that with the photography and graphics skills that I possess, I can start a successful photography business. Additionally, my writing interests relate to my business goals, as I will be able to write features and blog about my work. Such features will play a crucial and integral role in marketing my business.
Some of the course offerings that are available at the Miami’s Institute for Entrepreneurship include management and leadership, marketing, business economics, information systems, entrepreneurship, business analytics, and supply chain and operations management. Specifically, some of the courses that are of interest to me include entrepreneurship and business economics. I am interested in entrepreneurship because it will enable me to learn some of the basic skills that I need to start and run my own business (Weber 89). Furthermore, an entrepreneurship course will teach me how to think of unique business ideas and nurture unconventional skills and talents. On the other hand, a course in business economics will enable me to learn some of the theories and day-to-day business practices, management, organization, strategy, and expansion. Ideally, such skills and competencies will help me in the process of starting and running my own business (Weber 34).
Some of the opportunities outside the institute that I intend to pursue include graphics design and business communications. A course in graphics design relates to my passions and interests because it will enhance my post processing skills in the field of photography. Furthermore, the course will help me sharpen my design knowledge and skills, thereby instilling in me the confidence that I need to run a successful photography business. On the other hand, a course in business communications will play an integral role in equipping me will the skills that I need to improve the way I communicate with clients and promote my business (Weber 56).
After graduating from Miami’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, I will look for an internship position in an established organization. Such a position will enable me to learn some of the skills that I need to operate a business. Moreover, the internship will help be to know and understand my dislikes, likes, and wants for the future. I will also be able to learn some invaluable hands-on experience and to apply some of the skills I have learned in college to particular business situations (Weber 67).
I hope to live in New York after completing my internship. I firmly believe it is the most competitive city across the globe. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York is vibrant and competitive, and it is ethnically diverse. Furthermore, New York has advanced infrastructures, such as better roads and electric trains, which facilitate the day-to-day business operations. The city also has many role models, mentors, and angel investors who can assist individuals that want to establish new businesses to find their footing.
The availability of mentors and role models will give me the opportunity to make inquiries about some of the pitfalls to avoid while operating a business in New York. I will actively participate and contribute to the growth this ecosystem by establishing a new business that will serve the daily needs to the city’s inhabitants.
Weber Richard. Evaluating Entrepreneurship Education. New York: Gabler Verlag, 2011. Print.