"Without the training and experience that I received at OE at such a crucial time in my life, I do not think I would be the effective orator, advocate, and leader that I am today."
"Had it not been for my days at OE, I might never have had the skill set, persistence, or knowledge to continue my pursuit of my dream job.”
"The structure of the program, a combination of Classroom courses, team projects, one-on-one tutorials, mentoring, panel discussions and teamwork activities, fosters collaboration across diverse student group..."
"Through the relationships I nurtured in OE and the skills the program helped hone, I developed the confidence I needed to succeed. OE gave me the tools to fill my tool box so I was able to capitalize on opportunities as they were presented. It expanded my views and showed me that there were more possibilities for my future that I hadn’t even contemplated.”
"I went to OE after I had just become an entrepreneur. My business was faltering, and I was questioning whether I should give up the entrepreneurial career path. Many of the speakers were entrepreneurs, and the personal advice they gave not only helped my business at the time, it showed me that I should stay on the entrepreneurial career path. 15 years later, I'm still an entrepreneur, and I credit part of that to OE!”
OE was the first business training that I have ever been too, and I loved every second of it. 15 years later, I still keep in touch with several of the people I met and use the skills I learned. Everything from the panel and simulation to speakers and evening events made such a big impact on me that they will be in my heart forever. My kids are now 6 and 4, and I plan to have them apply to OE too.”
"It has been an interesting and enlightening experience to find out more information about the business world and how it functions. Even though I don't have any personal interest about going into the business field, it has opened my eyes to a new field that I have never considered, and who knows maybe I might one day. Please thank [name] for helping me understand more about the college process and helping me realize more about life and all the decisions that come with them; our short conversation really helped , especially having someone to listen and speak from personal experience.”
"I really enjoyed a presentation about leadership skills and how people work differently in the work place. I gained many useful tools that I will incorporate in my life.”
"It has been over 10 years since I attended OE, and as I look back to reflect on the program, I can say confidently that the program shaped my career in ways that I didn't realize it could. I have spent the last 10 years refining and developing the skills I first learned at OE. Today, I am a lawyer with my own practice and dedicate most of my time defending indigent clients in state and Federal court. Whether I am speaking before a judge, to a jury, to an indigent client or to opposing counsel, my ability to communicate and connect with people has defined my success thus far. And all thanks to the skills I first developed at OE.”
"I attended Operation Enterprise in 1967 ---what an experience---best of my life.”
"I have my bachelors and masters from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT and I really think the OE experience helped me realize my potential.”