Make Money from Doing Your Homework

“Hands on learning”–somehow these eduspeak words have invaded Seniors’ vocabulary to describe the classroom environment they desire in college. (Incidentally, their next sentence usually includes something to the effect, “You know, the opposite of high school.”) Well, how about taking “hands on learning” to another level and actually making money with the knowledge one gains and creates in college.

Find out if potential universities sponsor programs or hire advisers within academic departments to help student entrepreneurs.  UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas @ Berkeley and Columbia University’s Venture Lab are two examples.

Here’s a link to other resources for student entrepreneurs.


Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, is a University of California and Harvard trained educator and Partner at Creative Marbles Consultancy. You can contact Jill at or, read her short biography.