The University of Oklahoma partners up with TechJOYnT for the CCEW internship program of Fall 2014

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On November 25th, The University of Oklahoma will have a presentation of the CCEW projects, an internship program that allows students to work on real-life problems for local organizations.

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The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, the CCEW, is a program created by the University of Oklahoma that partners students and businesses to promote economic development in Oklahoma. This program aims to provide the best recommendations and strategies for tech startups, social entrepreneurship ventures and new businesses, according to their website. OU Students get into teams and are tasked with providing top-notch solutions to real-world problems.

This opportunity is great for both the students and the businesses. Indeed the students learn how to use management consulting practices, analytical thinking, communication skills and problem solving techniques, which will differentiate them from other graduates later on and help them become leaders; and businesses benefit from this program by getting insights and recommendations that allows them to become more profitable and thus create new jobs for Oklahomans. CCEW is focusing on the entrepreneurial world, they help local entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.

This year one of the students' teams is working with the local organization TechJOYnT, that focuses on STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Examples of the courses they provide are robotics, game design and app development. TechJOYnT offers either at school or after school classes, as well as field trips to TechJOYnT Academy. The objective of the OU team is to provide a high-impact expansion plan and implementation strategy for TechJOYnT.

There will be a presentation of this project as well as the five other projects that the CCEW teams are working on this fall. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 6pm at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma. The presentation will be followed by a reception. We invite everyone interested in Education in Oklahoma to go take a look at this exciting project.

Another opportunity for potential investors that are interested in STEM Education and in TechJOYnT is to participate in the Startup Weekend OKC, on November 14-16th 2014. This event gathers all entrepreneurs and investors during a weekend, to pitch business ideas and get feedback from peers, as well as learn more about the exciting world of start-ups.

If you want to participate in the Startup Weekend OKC, buy tickets here: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/oklahoma-city/startup-weekend/4612
If you want to go to the CCEW presentation, please rsvp at http://www.ccew.eventbrite.com by thursday, November 20, 2014.
If you want more information about the CCEW internship program, you can go on their website: http://www.ou.edu/content/ccew/programs-and-internships/ccew-internship.html and for more information about TechJOYnT, follow them onFacebook and Twitter.
https://angel.co/techjoynt for potential investors

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