God promises that your gifts are irrevocable. He didn’t make a mistake when He gave them to you and He isn’t going to take them away. He wants you to fully embrace them, engage the world, and be salt and light. He also placed your passions inside of you, and He is also at work inside of you. Westmont students engage the intersection of their gifts, passions, and time with the Lord to have eternally significant encounters with the world around them. Many of our Economics and Business students do this in the form of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial ventures.
For example, our Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development class is unlike any other. Rather than writing outlandish business plans to compete in local, regional and national competitions (we’ve won at every level, by the way), we choose instead to find the deepest needs in the world and write business plans to address those needs. What we do next? It’s simple – we give our plans away to our partners around the globe. At the end of the day, having a lasting impact in addressing some of the world’s deepest needs is much more rewarding than beating a team of MBAs from a top school.
The Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation also has a class that goes to Haiti over Spring Break and literally launches companies. Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid is a class designed to identify local needs, do appropriate due diligence around those needs, construct a robust business plan…and then actually get on a plane, give up our Spring Break, and launch the companies with our local partners on the ground. We call it celebrating the heroes. It’s not a hand out – it’s a hand up…and it rocks their world. It rocks our world. And, to our knowledge, it is the only program of its kind on the planet.
Welcome to Westmont, where we do things differently, and where the habitual pursuit of excellence is part of our DNA.
Where Our Alumni Work
A few of the places our alumni represent Westmont
Where Our Alumni Go to School
A few of the graduate schools our alumni have attended