Dickinson’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) certificate program prepares students to create new products or services that address social or environmental needs. Fittingly, SINE is the college’s first curriculum that actively involved students in its development. In spring 2014, faculty members in international business & management and history led a new mosaic program focused on business sustainability and entrepreneurship (The Eco-E Path Mosaic). Working with these professors, the seven students in the program crafted a proposal for new sustainability-driven curriculum, which became SINE.
The Idea Fund is a student-run incubator for innovation and collaboration. It’s your chance to create the change you want to see in the community.
Have you ever had a great idea but no way to turn your dream into reality? This self-sustaining organization will provide the support to turn your concept into a practical, actionable solution. In turn, your project will create profits or savings to power the next round of funding. Some of Dickinson’s most popular initiatives and activities have used the Idea Fund as a launching pad.
“I came to Dickinson because I really wanted to go to school where I could make a difference. I really think that social entrepreneurship is important, because not only is it finding an issue and creating a solution, but it's collaborating with people with similar interests and seeing an issue and asking, ‘How can we get around this?’ ”