The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1998 for the purpose of fostering innovation and infusing aspiring entrepreneurs with a sense of the possible.  Through rigorous coursework, our business plan competitions, extensive networking and mentorship, and hands-on learning experiences, we provide students with the knowledge and skills vital to entrepreneurship.

We seek to develop individuals who have a vision for a for-profit venture as well as "intrapreneurs" who seek to bring innovation to an existing business. And in keeping with the Mendoza College mission to Ask More of Business™, the Gigot Center actively supports the social entrepreneur who uses business skills and knowledge to serve the greater good.

Social Enterprise and Microfinance Internship


Social Enterprise and Microfinance Internship Application
Deadline - February 7

The Social Enterprise and Microfinance Internship (SEMI)​ is​ co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and Mendoza's Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship. SEMI ​is ​an eight to ten week summer experience with a one credit business and one credit theology course component. 

Applications are available online from now until February 7.  For more information about the program, the internship locations, and a link to the application, see

Information sessions will be on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 5:30-6:15pm in Geddes Hall Room 135 and Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 5 - 6pm in Mendoza 121.