Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 10, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017


3 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


We all know that startups and small, developing companies drive job growth in our economy. At a startup, you could be the employee who is able to cash out your equity in five years for $1 million. In a small business, you can find a job that provides stimulation, variety, and opportunity--without spending years working your way up. In both cases, you’re likely to feel that your efforts matter and that you make an impact on the success of the company.

Despite so much growth in new and small business, traditional career advice is still structured towards large and corporate opportunities--it may not be relevant for those seeking a role in a startup. This course addresses that gap, and provides you with the resources and skills you need to successfully seek out a startup or small-business job opportunity, apply for it, and demonstrate your value to those hiring.


  • Identify job opportunities in Startups
  • Pinpoint qualities that Startups are seeking
  • Evaluate Startup job opportunities
  • Apply your knowledge and skills as you research existing opportunities, assess how what you have to offer fits with what is offered, and create a plan of action to land a job in the world of startups

Course Author

Dr. Dale Jasinski

Dr. Dale Jasinski


Dr. Dale Jasinski is a professor of entrepreneurship and a serial entrepreneur who has founded 6 organizations, four for-profit companies and two non-profits. He has successfully raised venture capital and exited a technology venture. His first venture, Automation Partners, designed and sold computer systems to law firms. Its successful exit enabled him to go back to school and earn a PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since becoming a professor, he has launched a consulting practice, a media company, and two non-profits one that provided students with an alternative to college to learn to be an entrepreneur and one that provided career transition services to current and retired professional athletes. His current new venture is an education company that provides a learning and development platform and content for online education. He is also working on a new non-profit that would provide an opportunity for college students and recent graduates to work on sustainability issues facing companies.