Chris Rehkamp Helps Student Entrepreneurs at UMD Through the Dingman Center

By Morgan Caplan For Unwind magazine Starting a business in the realm outside of college is a difficult task, and for the student entrepreneurs at the University of Maryland, creating a college start-up proves to parallel to real world experiences, according to Chris Rehkamp, Student Venture Programs Manager of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. College businesses from the Dingman Center are emerging around UMD with … Continue reading Chris Rehkamp Helps Student Entrepreneurs at UMD Through the Dingman Center

Student Entrepreneur at the University of Maryland Starts Successful Nail Business

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer Being a full-time college student with a heavy workload and countless hours of classes is time-consuming on its own. Senior mechanical engineering major and entrepreneur Sari Dorn not only works at a business on campus in addition to her school work, but she created and runs it too. Dorn’s inspiration in creating Nails by Sari, a concierge nail service on … Continue reading Student Entrepreneur at the University of Maryland Starts Successful Nail Business

The Maryland Food Co-op: For the People

By Timmy Chong Sports Section Editor For over four decades, the student-run and self-sufficient Maryland Food Co-op has been serving the University of Maryland in the basement underneath the main dining plaza of the Stamp Student Union. The organization takes pride in being a worker-owned democratic collective. Each full-time staff member has an equal say in making business decisions such as adding food items, hiring … Continue reading The Maryland Food Co-op: For the People

College Students Settle for Unpaid Internships to Gain Experience

By Jessica Fischberg Sports Copy Editor Many college students attempt to obtain internships throughout the year in order to gain experience, skills and knowledge in their desired field even if the position is unpaid. Both paid and unpaid internships are beneficial because employers are looking for individuals with experience within a specific industry, said Clara Hollander, a junior communication major. She is currently an interning … Continue reading College Students Settle for Unpaid Internships to Gain Experience

Small Business Saturday deals take over College Park

By Samantha Caruso For Unwind magazine With the 2016 holiday season currently upon us, shoppers across the country have counted on events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get the bulk of their holiday shopping done, while also saving money with the great deals that are offered each year. Fortunately for those who were unable to shop on these days, another prime shopping … Continue reading Small Business Saturday deals take over College Park

Forget Puppy Palooza: Destress with Cats

By Bria Simmons For Unwind magazine Upon approaching the quaint, light blue building that is Crumbs & Whiskers, one might be surprised at what lies inside. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior is a different situation. As many as 20 kitties can be found prowling the cafe, potentially looking for their next “furrever home.” Numerous chalkboards advertise cute kitty merchandise, a feline spa and … Continue reading Forget Puppy Palooza: Destress with Cats

The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine A handle of Zelko sits on the floor of the fraternity, surrounded by sweaty students dancing and rotating the bottle while taking pulls of vodka. A fraternity’s very own bartender stands in the corner mixing drinks and offering Natural Light to their guests. It’s a familiar scene to many, yet few guests question how the alcohol got there. There is … Continue reading The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

How to turn your passion into a business

By Bailey Hayek Do you have a talent for something, but don’t know how you could possibly make money off of it? Here are a few tips for turning that passion into profit.   Do Your Research Take some time to look at other companies with similar products to yours. How do they get their materials? Where do they set their prices? How do they … Continue reading How to turn your passion into a business

Students succeed at startups with Startup Shell

By Jamie Weissman The university has graduated some notable entrepreneurs, and, with the help of Startup Shell, there may be many more to come. Located in the Technology Advancement Program building on campus, Startup Shell is a student-run incubator that fosters students’ ideas through collaboration. The Shell offers 24-hour access to technological resources and a workspace for students to bring their ideas to life. Alumni … Continue reading Students succeed at startups with Startup Shell

Upcoming job interview? Read these tips on how to dress for success

How to Dress for Success By Brandi Samuel A good first impression on an interview can depend upon meeting an employer’s standard for dress. Kendall Sterling, UMD senior and brother of the Phi Chi Theta business fraternity, shed some light on what qualifies as business professional and business casual for women. Business professional: Bottom must always match top (ex: navy blazer with navy skirt) Black or … Continue reading Upcoming job interview? Read these tips on how to dress for success

Easy come, easy go: CP restaurants struggle to stay in business

Businesses come and go in every town. But with the high rent prices and lack of parking on Route 1, College Park businesses are finding it hard to cater to anyone besides college students. This, in addition to students’ high expectations for cheap services, makes staying afloat difficult. Consequentially, many students were surprised to learn that Lime, a popular restaurant on Route 1, had permanently … Continue reading Easy come, easy go: CP restaurants struggle to stay in business

Months later, student-run business Unwritten is still thriving

By Erica Tropp It has been seven months since University of Maryland junior Michelle Shahparast and her brother Sean launched her consignment clothing business Unwritten, and the success of her business has been unbelievable, she said. Unwritten fills a need for trendy, inexpensive clothing for University of Maryland girls, said Shahparast. “The closest places to shop are at the mall down on East-West Highway, but girls need … Continue reading Months later, student-run business Unwritten is still thriving