Opportunities with ESTEEM at Notre Dame

Many students (including 5 St. Edward’s U. grads since 2014) come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. For this reason, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of itESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to become leaders in their chosen fields. 

ESTEEM curriculum

  • 11 months 
  • includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
  • Master’s Thesis Capstone: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea

ESTEEM students:

  • 44 students in the class of 2018 from various STEM fields
  • 100% receive some level of scholarship award
  • Average scholarship of $20k

ESTEEM graduates:

  • are changing the world at companies such as Apple, Eli Lilly, McKinsey, Walt Disney and more
  • 83% are placed at graduation; 95% @ 90 days from grad
  • 1 in 4 alums are in startups; 36% as founders or co-founders

You may email Kyle Williams for more details or learn more about the program at esteem.nd.edu.

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