Chico State is blessed with many active and involved students and student organizations. The Center For Entrepreneurship is pleased to support and work with a number of these groups. Chief among them are:
Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA): For over six years, the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association at Chico State has been the student hub for entrepreneurial activity. The CEA is an organization that is devoted to helping students learn how to become entrepreneurs from each other. They have been chiefly responsible for the biannual business concept competition and have participated and continue to participate in campus wide events. At various times, CEA has participated in national entrepreneurial events including the 2008 and 2009 CEO conference in Chicago, Illinois.
SAGEGlobal: One of Chico States most notable achievements is the worldwide organization SAGEGlobal. Under the helpful and guiding eye of their university business consultants and mentors, SAGE provides teenage SAGE teams with an opportunity to complete a socially-responsible business (SRB) or a social enterprise business (SEB). At the end of the academic year, the student teams showcase their efforts on a national and world stage. It is a free, non-membership service available to all advocates of education in private and social entrepreneurship.
Project Management Group: The Project Management Group (PMG) helps students gain real project experience outside the classroom, and helps prepare them for a future in business. The group upholds their motto "On Time and Under Budget", which in many cases is not done in the “real world”. Consequently companies look to PMG for assistance. In addition, when these companies have a job opening they come to PMG first. In a struggling economy the members of the PMG are thriving. As of last spring, PMG had a 100% job placement for its graduating seniors. PMG is the only student group on campus that requires a pre-requisite -- MGMT 444, Managing Project Teams. The group accepts all types of projects and has an endless list of connections. PMG gives entrepreneurial students the opportunity to work on real-time projects that will help them understand how to meet their goals – on time and under budget.