Events & Opportunities

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Undergraduate Drop-Ins

Undergraduate Certificate Drop-In Hours

Thinking about applying to the Product Innovation, Venture Creation or Human-Centered Design certificate? Curious about how many extra classes you will need to take? Worried about the application process? Get your questions answered at our virtual drop-in hours. Attendance for the whole hour not required, drop-in anytime during the hour to ask questions. These hours will begin August 19, 2020, please email Mary-Chris Escobar with any questions:

Every Wednesday 4pm-5pm: Zoom Link >>

Every Thursday 12pm-1pmZoom Link >>

Adobe Creative Jam

Adobe Creative Jam Awards

Friday, September 18 at 2:00pm

Join VCU and Adobe to bring students together across the University into a beginner-friendly tournament to identify solutions that matter. Tune in to see student projects and watch the awards.

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SoGAL Meetup

SoGAL September Meeting 

Tuesday, September 22

SoGal Richmond is a community of female student founders and students interested in entrepreneurship. The community will connect monthly for great networking, speakers, workshops, resource sharing and intentional development! Join us to learn more and get involved.

SoGal is the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors. SoGal Richmond is a cross-collaborative effort to bring together the region's female student founders Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are all welcome!

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Intro to Design Thinking Workshop

Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop

Monday, September 28

This workshop is an entry level introduction to the six-step design-thinking process and will focus on:

  • Empathy
  • Ideation
  • Innovation
  • Problem-Solving
  • Introduction to prototyping

This virtual workshop is free and open to all VCU students only.

Register Here >>

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eClub October Meeting 

Friday, October 2

Whether you're interested in starting a business, already have a business, or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, eClub is here for you! Join us to make connections and gain more insight into the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Included in eClub membership:

  • Preparing for conferences
  • Networking Tips
  • Pitch practice
  • Marketing best practices
  • Guest speakers
  • Access to mentor network
  • Brainstorming
  • Peer support

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VCU da Vinci Center's Health Care Jam

Health Care Design Jam

Friday, October 2

Participate in a VCU da Vinci Center Design Jam to examine health care issues through the lens of human-centered design and design thinking. This is a free, one-day event and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

How Design Jams Work:

  • 1-day event
  • A single prompt is selected for the entire group

Students will:

  • Be introduced to the design thinking process
  • Discuss the importance of intent vs impact in the design process as it relates to the people and communities we design solutions for
  • Have an opportunity to apply new learning in response to a high level opportunity

Register Here >>