Business Enterprise Living Learning Program

An immersive First Year Experience for Gatton students

The Business Enterprise Learning Community is a residential experience that provides students with the opportunity to explore the multidisciplinary functions of the business field through connected coursework, regular interactions with faculty, staff, and peer mentors, as well as networking with business executives. The community also inspires the "entrepreneurial spirit" in Gatton students while providing additional academic support for a richer first-year experience.

Impact

  • Explore all our majors: Gain a better understanding of each of Gatton’s majors and discover the vast amount of career opportunities within each field.
  • Find what drives you: Learn to develop your personal strengths and leadership style through involvement in curricular activities and service-learning initiatives.
  • Surround yourself with support: Connect with a community that has your back as you transition into your first year of college. Engage with Gatton faculty, staff, and resources that are there to help you achieve your wildest ambitions.
  • Expand your reach: Understand the importance of professional development and networking through a series of workshops and company site visits.

Phase 1 - Fall

Phase 2 - Spring

Business Enterprise Paths

Explore

Engage

Excel

Experience

Focus

Major Exploration & Entrepreneurial Discovery

Advising Support & Mentoring

Leadership & Service

Career Exploration & Professionalism

Benefits

Confidence in major selection and future career path

Established network and connection to key resources / people

Better understanding of individual strengths and ways to apply them

Increased professional presence and exposure to real world business environments

Leadership Competencies

Leadership

Career Management

Global Intercultural Fluency

Critical Thinking Problem Solving

Oral / Written Communications

Teamwork & Collaboration

Digital Technology

Professionalism & Work Ethic

Connected Course: UK 101

Connected Course: B&E 150

Location

Jewell Hall

All students who participate in the Business Enterprise Learning Community will reside in Jewell Hall located in the north campus neighborhood. Opened in 2014, Jewell Hall was named for Frances Jewell McVey, former assistant professor of English at UK and former dean of women at UK from 1921-1932. Jewell Hall has the 2-bedroom and 2 person suite room types and is the only residence hall with a rooftop terrace.

Course Connection

Students who participate in the Business Enterprise LLP will be required to enroll in the corresponding business section of the UK101: Freshman Orientation course for the fall semester. In addition, students will also be enrolled in B&E150: Business Career Exploration for the Spring Semester. The purpose of this course is to allow students to discover potential career paths of Gatton majors by participating in exploration activities and utilizing resources provided by our college’s Graham Office of Career Management.

Purpose

The Business Enterprise Learning Community is a first-year program for declared business students who are interested in pursuing careers in one of the academic disciplines within the Gatton College: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, or the exploratory business tack.

Shonta Phelps

Contact

Shonta Phelps
Director of Leadership Initiatives and Living Learning Programs
144 Gatton College of Business and Economics
shonta.phelps@uky.edu
Phone: 859-257-2513

Ready to Apply?

UK Housing Application
www.uky.edu/housing

UK Housing Deadlines
Early Action: February 15
Regular Decision: May 1

Students must be admitted as a first-year business student before applying for housing.