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Leading Through Creativity: Developing Your Own Business

Sep. 7 - Nov. 9, 2024

$11.00 / hour

Interns will see themselves as creative, confident problem solvers able to communicate their ideas convincingly!



Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Virtual Interviews: Aug. 5 - 16, 2024

Required Tax & Employment Forms Workshop: Aug. 27 or 28, 2024



Date: Sep. 7, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Escuela Verde (3628 W. Pierce St.)

Focus: Understanding the program and schedule, discussing TGG values and co-creating Community Agreements, cultivating a sense of belonging in fun, interactive ways, learning financial literacy basics (you'll be getting a paycheck!), and, most of all, determining what it means to "lead through creativity."



Dates: Sept. 11 - Nov. 11, 2023

Days/times:  Mon/Wed 5:00 - 6:30 (virtual) + Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (in-person)

In-person location: Escuela Verde (3628 W. Pierce St.)


Topics & Experiences:

  • Teams build a business model and tell their product's story

  • Field trips to creative spaces like Sherman Phoenix and 20 Ton Studios

  • Weekly guest speakers

  • Mentorship from local entrepreneurs

  • Participation in The Perennial event at UWM's Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, where you'll pitch and sale your products, with three finalist prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 

  • Building a resume and developing professional skills

Creating our own product was already "creative," but what really made it creative was solving all the different problems that we encountered. The pressure of the deadline we were given came with a couple of unexpected mistakes and problems. The daily planner we created went through some manufacturing problems that caused the planner not to arrive on time, so we improvised and offered the planner digitally. Coming up with creative ideas to solve our problems was a big part of this internship.

~ Sugey, TGG Grad 2022

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