The Calvin Center for Innovation in Business (CCIB) engages students, faculty, and the broader business community to support and develop the Calvin College Business Department », raising the level of business education and scholarship at Calvin College to ensure students are well-equipped for lives of service and leadership in business.
Three main goals and objectives
Programming for the CCIB focuses on three main goals and objectives
Foster educational excellence
The CCIB works to attract, retain, encourage, and grow Calvin business faculty and students by providing ongoing support of scholarship and engagement through a variety of opportunities, including faculty and student grants, student research projects, conferences, discussion forums, book clubs, networking opportunities, and more.
Promote experiential learning
Experiential learning, by definition, is the process by which students develop knowledge, skills, and values through direct experiences. To that end, the CCIB works alongside Calvin faculty and staff to identify and execute project-based, experiential learning opportunities and internships for Calvin business students, which promote the highest level of learning among students.
Engage the broader business community
Through mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses and organizations, the CCIB is able to positively and significantly impact Calvin students by allowing them to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with tangible, hands-on experiences. The CCIB is responsible for identifying Calvin Action Projects (CAP), which engage students in project-based learning opportunities and allow them to act as consultants on real business problems. Additionally, the CCIB regularly sponsors and hosts business-related community events, including the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast.
Our mission is to better equip and support Calvin faculty and students to serve in their communities of practice, by fostering educational excellence, promoting experiential learning and engaging the broader business community.
People & Partners
The success of the CCIB rests on the strength of its community of active, committed stakeholders --- including students, faculty, staff, advisory board members, CAP sponsors, and many other external partners.
We regularly work together to share knowledge, skills, and goals, to better prepare students for service within their communities. Each of these groups contribute uniquely to our mission, and our work is driven by their faith, expertise, wisdom, passion, and leadership.
The CCIB—its staff, its faculty, its students, and all who are impacted by its work --- express their sincere gratitude to the alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations that have generously supported the work of the center, as CAP sponsors, as donors, as advocates, and as friends.
The Calvin Center for Innovation in Business Investor Impact Reports outline the positive impact of private gifts, especially to our students, and shows the CCIB's progress over the past year.