The Space in the Mungo Center
The Space in the Mungo Center is Wofford College’s professional development (Prepare) and entrepreneurship center (Launch). Our goal is to develop students so that they are best prepared for life after Wofford. To do this, we take a team approach and work closely with faculty and other staff. Having the opportunity to combine entrepreneurship with professional development makes The Space unique. You can come to The Space to get a resume started, or start a business, or frankly everything in between.
The Space uses a student-development approach to the work which means that we realize everyone comes to us in a different place. This requires us to empower students in a holistic manner. We believe in a four-year approach that encourages students to start on their professional development journey soon after arriving on campus. This typically includes developing a resume in the first semester of their first year. Lastly, The Space aims to teach students an approach to professional development that they can take with them long after graduation.
Our professional staff works with students to develop their personal brand, a strong network, an understanding of who they are and what they would like to do, and a way to articulate it all.
In the Space, we offer the following and more to help prepare students:
- Resume Development
- Assessments to help determine potential career paths
- Interview prep and mock interview
- Graduate School application support
- Personal Statement writing
- Career Action Plan
- Connections to Alumni network
- Handshake (job posting platform)
- Internship search strategy
- Career and Major Exploration
- Connections to employers
- Networking events
The Launch program provides the education, resources, community and connections necessary to support Wofford students in developing entrepreneurial ventures.
Our programs are designed to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. This mindset enables one to recognize and pursue opportunities; have a bias towards action; creatively solve challenging problems; and communicate and work collaboratively within diverse teams to create value and drive progress. In addition to the data which suggests that liberal arts students with an entrepreneurial skillset have more job opportunities and higher starting salaries, this mindset equips students to be successful in life, whether that is starting their own company, or adding value to an existing organization through launching new products, services, initiatives or policies.
Students participating in the Launch program gain access to:
- An innovative and collaborative community of 35+ entrepreneurially-minded peers.
- A highly developed entrepreneurial ecosystem, designed to provide exceptional support to student-entrepreneurs.
- Access to Launch’s existing funding opportunities as well as our exclusive co-working space.
- Participation in workshops, programming and team events.
- The opportunity to engage with and learn from our growing global network of entrepreneurs.
- Two full-time advisers with a proven track record of educating, supporting and developing successful entrepreneurs.
- The opportunity to showcase their work at Launch’s annual Terrier StartUP Challenge, which provides the opportunity to pitch their concept/company in front of approximately 400 students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and local community leaders – all for the chance to win seed funding to advance their business venture or social enterprise.