Berry College’s Student-Operated Enterprises leverage the highly successful Work Experience Program, our outstanding students and Berry's incomparable campus.
Student-Operated Enterprises are developed and managed by teams of students working in cooperation with a staff or faculty co-manager (mentor/coach). Businesses remain under the auspices of Berry College with revenues being returned to the institution for direct costs, student salaries and other infrastructure cost recovery.
Goals of the program are to provide students with increased opportunities for higher level positions within the work program, increased responsibility through planning and operating their own enterprises, opportunity to gain valuable life skills and business skills and to enhance the academic experience by allowing students to use lessons learned in the classroom in a practical setting.
Students are paid through the Work Experience Program and compete for positions specific for each enterprise. They are responsible for developing and implementing project plans, followed by business/financial/marketing plans. Side by side with the co-manager, the students operate the enterprise and ensure succession plans are in place providing continuity for the enterprise after graduation.
"My experience with the Enterprise program has been an incredible opportunity for me to not only parallel my education with meaningful work, but to grow in leadership, communication, teamwork, and professionalism. I feel as though I've been in the workforce for years and my network has grown immensely due to my role with this program." ~Mary Chambers (14c)
Student-Operated Enterprises site
For more information about Student-Operated Enterprises, contact us at:
P.O. Box 495018
Mt. Berry, GA 30149-5018
W. Rufus Massey, Jr.
Dean of Student Work
B.S. - Berry College
M.Ed. - University of West Georgia
C.F.R.M. - Indiana University's Center of Philanthropy