Is Zell Right for Me?
The Zell Program is not for most students. It is a combination of a rigorous workload and self-controlled schedule. The faculty gives the student teams the freedom to create their own ventures; however, the teams are held to the highest expectations in terms of work quality, commitment, time management and productivity standards. Entrepreneurship means many late nights, short weekends and an overall commitment to having your vision come to life – all of which at times can conflict with other personal commitments.
If you need to work a full-time job, or if you have a packed school schedule, family commitments or any other serious time considerations, the Zell Program may not be right for you. If, on the other hand, you are able to commit yourself fully to the program and eventually your future team, then the Zell Program could be a great way for you to finish your degree. Keep in mind that while the program has not been designed as a business incubator, it does apply many of the same expectations, standards of practice and level of responsibility for the individual. Simply put, candidates who commit themselves fully to the program will see the program give back equally. It is not for the faint-hearted!