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The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience, Babson College
Modeled after the NBC reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” the “Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience” course at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is a ten-week competition that pits students against each other. Each class poses new challenges: analyzing entrepreneurial case studies, persuading local restaurants to cater the class for free, and even showing up to do presentations wearing pajamas. “The students learn how to handle uncomfortable situations,” says Professor Len Green. Those who fail the challenges, do not work well with others, or come unprepared to class get fired, just like on the show. The last-standing students don’t get high-salary jobs with Donald Trump, but they do win bragging rights and a ride around campus in a luxurious limo.