Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Final Reflection

I had a rollercoaster in this wonderful class called Principles of Entrepreneurship. The most memorable experience I had in this class is the customer interview assignment. I never interviewed random people in my life, and I was concerned about my safety. I’m glad I did the interviews because entrepreneurship is about getting your business out there, and you can’t be shy. I think my most proud moment will be finally finishing all the assignments because I know I went through the course and completed the assignments without quitting. There are many assignments in this course, and it would have been so easy to drop out and say I have assignments from other courses to do as well.

Almost completing the class, I don’t think I see myself as an entrepreneur, but I have learned a tremendous amount about what being an entrepreneur is like. I definitely think I have moved further to an entrepreneur mindset. I don’t see myself as entrepreneur because I believe it takes more than a class to be an entrepreneur. I have an insight into the entrepreneurship world, but I don’t feel like one as yet. Like Anna Kaupe said, entrepreneurs get little rest and work right around the clock to make sure their product(s) is successful. There may even be large sums of money that can be lost with a bad deal.

To future students, I would recommend staying on top of tasks and not waiting last minute to do the assignments. Some assignments may take more time than others. To foster the entrepreneurial mindset, I recommend they enjoy the class and try to learn the most from the assignments. I also think they should watch the class lectures because there were amazing entrepreneurs on there that taught me so much about the life of an entrepreneur. 


  1. I enjoyed reading your post Arielle. I agree with you about this being a rollercoaster. There were a lot of highs and lows for me in this class, but then again, that is what entrepreneurs go through throughout their lives. We just have to deal with it correctly. Again, I also agree with you in that I do not see myself as an entrepreneur after this class. I didn't think it was fair to those who have already started a business to call myself an entrepreneur. I hope you enjoyed your journey though now that this is over. Good luck with everything else in your future!

  2. I think that you did a great job with your post. I think that the interviews were one of the most memorable parts of the class as well. I completely agree with you that staying on top of the assignments is one of the most important parts of this course.
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  3. Hey Arielle, I had somewhat of a similar experience to yours. The most memorable experiences for me did involve my interactions with random people. I was not necessarily scared for my safety but I was really hesitant to do the assignments because it was so out of my comfort zone. I also feel really accomplished that I have finished this course after doing dozens of these assignments. Check out my post here