LAUNCH Artist in Residence

LAUNCH Invitational Residency is a professional service /professional development program for students in the Chicagoland area. This is the first year DePaul has participated, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center sponsored three students to attend the program. The company introduces students to the tools, resources, and networks that will help them achieve their goals. Faculty from the Art Department (LAS) and CDM each nominated students; three Art students are going forward. 
Facilitated by a team of Artist Leaders and Guest Speakers, LAUNCH’s pedagogical model focuses on practical skill-building workshops, creative activities, collaborative brainstorming sessions, and one-on-one consultations. At this critical point in their careers, the  it allows artists a chance to access tactical advice, devote time for introspection about the future, and engage with established, rising, and innovative thinkers in the field.

Congratulations to the student who were chosen- Jireh Drake, Maya Sato, and Charlotte Mukahirn.

Startup Intern Profile: Sharon Lavin

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Sharon Lavin is a Public Relations and Advertising & IO Psychology student interning with Evolve, a member organization that helps entrepreneurs transition from business owners to their next phase. Sharon has been working on email campaigns for Evolve’s late summer and fall events, and learning the ropes of Salesforce as a customer relationship management tool. When asked about her favorite part of the ongoing internship, Sharon said “I appreciate getting the one-on-one experience of guidance and mentorship. I have found that I get to know more about how the company was started, why it is important to the industry, and where my roll is in assisting.”

Are You an Entrepreneurial DePaul Alumni or Recent Grad?

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While current students may be leaving the classroom and becoming DePaul alumni, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center welcomes alumni to all of our events and services.

Are you an entrepreneurial DePaul alumnus who has started or are in the process of starting a new venture? If so, we want to make you famous! We would like to feature you and your entrepreneurial story on the Center’s website,, and on our social media platforms. If you would like to be featured or have news to share, please email