The ScienceWorks program is affiliated with several business and professional associations that present opportunities to ESNS students, including access to patents, grants, business partners and mentors, product sponsorships, and experiential learning opportunities.
Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. (See a full list of Carthage student organizations)
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that empowers businesses and people in the community to create a better, more sustainable world. At Enactus, students take skills learned in the classroom and apply them real world problems. Enactus students develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living. Every spring, a Enactus team competes at the regional competition where the team presents its projects to a panel of business leaders and professionals. Regional winners advance to the national competition, and the national winner gets to represent the United States at the World Cup. There are more than 200 partner companies who sponsor Enactus and provide networking opportunities for Enactus students. Enactus is free to join and open to all majors.
CATI: Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation
Carthage is a founding partner in CATI in Racine, Wis., a technology transfer, business incubator and entrepreneurship center. The partnership provides ESNS students access to patents, business partners and mentors, project sponsorships, and internships and experiential learning opportunities.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance offers grants to Carthage students for innovative product development and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as a library of tools and access to special facilities and expert support.
Regional Business Associations
Carthage is also allied with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, and works with the Small Business Development Centers, the Racine Downtown Corporation, and many regional businesses and industries for the creation of a vital and successful business community.
U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. USASBE has more than 1,000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector. It is dedicated to entrepreneurship education, research, outreach and policy.