VISITING THE HILLMAN SEMINAR
Students in the
Hillman Entrepreneurs Program benefit greatly from visits from experienced
business people, government representatives, and other professionals who can
guide and provide tips and stories to inspire and motivate students to think
big and to be innovative in their thinking and planning.
Background on Our Speaker Series
An integral part of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program has always
been connecting our students to the movers and shakers in our community and the
experts who support aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. In
addition to entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, we have included
Federal and local government representatives; professionals such as lawyers and
coaches; representatives from community organizations like the Chambers of
Commerce, Lions Club, etc.; and many others as well.
Who, What, Where, and When
Our seminar meets during the school year on Friday afternoons
from 1:30 – 3:30 and most of our speakers are scheduled to attend this seminar
at this time. On occasion, we have also been able to schedule meet-and-greet
events at other times as well.
While most speakers come to speak to the students in the Hillman
Program at Montgomery College-Germantown, it is also possible to schedule
events and presentations that reach a broader audience—either the MC student
body at large or the Hillman students at other institutions as well. We are
open to exploring all options!
How to Get Started
If you think you
would like to visit with our Hillman students, the first step to take is to
reach out to the Program Director, Rebecca Razavi, Hillman Entrepreneurs Program Director: Tel: 240-567-2019. E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
During our initial conversation, we will discuss the following:
- What you can bring to the students that is in alignment with the
program mission and objectives.
- The course schedule and objectives that best match your area of
expertise. There is a deliberate progression of topics students explore that
needs to align with our speaker series.
that we can extend the experience beyond a one-time event. This may include
exploring opportunities for internships or mentorships, other partnerships with
Montgomery College, or ideas you may have for a future partnership with the
we have a plan, we will provide you with everything you need to make your visit
successful. We can brainstorm with you on the best way to present your
experience and knowledge, provide helpful information to the students ahead of
time, make copies of handouts, etc. The secret to a successful visit to our
program is thoughtful planning and preparation—and making sure that you are
comfortable with the plan!
hope you will consider reaching out to meet our wonderful students. Previous
speakers rave that the experience is uplifting and inspiring to them as
well—and many have become permanent partners of our Program!