Carthage College is a small liberal arts school located along the Lake Michigan shoreline just north of Kenosha, WI. Throughout my sophmore through senior years at Carthage, I served as a small group Bible study leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, was the head tour guide for the admissions office, and contributed sparingly to the school newspaper. I was also a founding member of the Carthage Entrepreneurs Organization.
Although I received my degree in computer science, the most enjoyable and rewarding series of courses I took were for the entrepreneurial studies in the natural sciences (ESNS) minor. This series of courses begins with two semesters of topical work and a semester of product development. During the beginning of my senior year, without taking any other business related courses, I scored in the top 10% nation wide in a standardized exit exam for college business majors.
The last two courses of the ESNS minor require that students write a complete business plan. Through a partnership with the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI), students gain access to a portfolio of ~350 patents in order to develop a unique and original product. The results of my senior project are attached below my portfolio as "Thermix Business Plan."