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Values & Capitalism Honors Weekend

November 8 – 10, 2019

The 2019 Values & Capitalism Weekend Honors Program, to be hosted at The Catholic University of America in partnership with The Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, is an intensive seminar on business and entrepreneurship for 25 Christian undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the country. Unlike a traditional academic seminar, the program will consist primarily of hands-on exercises and activities that encourage entrepreneurial thinking. It will also provide a unique chance for students to integrate their faith with their interests in business and entrepreneurship through discussions and high-level networking opportunities with Christian leaders working in entrepreneurial careers.

Travel and stipends:
Honors students will be reimbursed for all travel expenses, and will be provided lodging and meals throughout the duration of the program. Students must arrive in DC on Thursday evening, November 7 and check out of their hotel rooms by 11:00am on Sunday, November 10, but may book travel out of DC at their convenience.

2019 applications are now closed. For more information, visit the AEI Values & Capitalism website.

How does a weekend away with 24 of the brightest, most remarkable college students from around the country, incredible lecturers, and on-site insight into a growing business through the eyes of its CEO sound?

Many of the other students in attendance had travelled extensively and were even working on their own start-up ventures- neither if which I have done. I was intimidated to say the least. But over the course of the weekend we all got to know one another and bonded through the shared experiences of the lectures, workshops, and exploring the city. The people I met that weekend were extraordinary, and there was definitely some incredible networking going on!

By the time everything was over, I felt at home. I had learned so much, both about entrepreneurship for human flourishing (also known as redemptive entrepreneurship) and about myself. The program was absolutely fantastic, and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and how it fits into God’s greater plan for humanity.

Rachel Smith '19

Entrepreneurship Major | Christian Ministries Minor