Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program 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. They are fascinated and passionate about science or engineering while yearning to put their learning into action with the tools of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is not unusual for ESTEEM graduates to leave the program throwing around words like “transformed”, “confident”, “problem solver”, and “entrepreneur” to describe themselves. ESTEEM 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. Our alums include graduates from over 90 institutions of higher learning.
As an 11-month master’s degree program in entrepreneurship built specifically for STEM students, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. With the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM graduates find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation.
If you’re feeling restless about your next steps after graduation, and Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Program interests you, applications are open for the Class of 2019. We have our first application deadline on September 25, with further opportunities to apply by December 4 and February 26.
Email Kyle Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or apply directly at esteem.nd.edu.