Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 10, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017


3 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


Are you working freelance or as an independent contractor? Trying to get work in the on-demand or “gig” job world? Or, maybe you are just tired of seeing other people in your organization identify and seize opportunities before you do. If you relate to any of these scenarios, you need this course to get you to start thinking and acting like an entrepreneur.

In a freelance market, you need to be competitive--a recent study showed that the percentage of workers engaged in alternative work arrangements (defined as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers) rose from 10.1 percent in February 2005 to 15.8 percent in late 2015. Include part-time employees into that equation, and the percentage raises to 40.4, per a 2010 General Accounting Office study.

This course provides you with the resources you need to get the jobs and opportunities you want--by thinking like an entrepreneur. You will demonstrate your skills by applying the perspective of an entrepreneur to a variety of employment situations. Adopting this perspective will ensure that you stay ahead of your professional competition.


  • Recognize and act on opportunities
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Be curious and willing to learn
  • Reflect on your own Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies and create an action plan to develop them further

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.