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Illinois Valley CCC students gain business sense in annual Making Industry Meaningful In College

Friday, April 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristina Moy
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By Kevin Caufield, NewsTribune

Most businesses in America begin with one person and an idea.

This basic tenet of entrepreneurialism was on display Wednesday during Illinois Valley Community College’s 17th annual Making Industry Meaningful In College fair.

"Many mistakenly think it’s the big guy or big corporations that are only entrepreneurial,” MIMIC faculty adviser Dorene Perez said. "It’s the little guy with an idea that gets business started.”

The MIMIC fair is an award-winning program that places students from business, marketing, electronics and computer-aided design into teams called "companies.” Their task is to create a product, design it, make a prototype, manufacture the product and then put it out to market at the fair.

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