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Partnered with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business, Project Jumpstart offers high-impact programming, including career development and entrepreneurship workshops, and networking events.

The student-led project is part of the Jacobs School of Music's Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

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Jumpstart Entrepreneur of the Month

Ching-Yi Lin

Ching-Yi LinProject Jumpstart’s September Entrepreneur of the Month is violinist, Jefferson Award-winning educator, and Jacobs School of Music alumna Ching-Yi Lin. While Dr. Lin's early professional accomplishments were built on the foundation of concert performance, her work with the IU String Academy led to unforseen opportunities in the world of music education and outreach. Today she runs the Western Kentucky University Pre-College Strings Program, the first of its kind for the university. “I get to engage in almost every aspect of music,” says Dr. Lin of her work with the program. “With all of these different roles, my most important guiding principle is to stay flexible.” Project Jumpstart recently spoke with Dr. Lin about the choices and opportunities that led to her work at Western Kentucky, as well as her thoughts on mixing performance, education, entrepreneurship, and outreach to craft a vibrant and varied life in the arts.

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