Student Entrepreneurs, Eager Shoppers Meet Up at COD Maker Market

By: Mike McKissack

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College of DuPage students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the community flocked to the College’s second annual Maker Market to browse and purchase students’ products and services. View photos from the event.

“The overall event was a great success,” said COD Associate Professor of Business Peter James. “The foot traffic was phenomenal and the learning opportunities for our students were equally exciting. They learned what it takes to begin and succeed in their chosen profession by getting their ‘toes in the water’ during this event.”

Hosted by the College’s E2 Emerging Entrepreneurs program, the market comprised 25 booths and featured a broad range of products and services from COD and community student entrepreneurs, including artisan beverages, artwork, crochet-crafted items, jewelry, hair and skin care products, music education, cleaning services, web design and video game development, as well as a range of clothing products including African- and Hispanic-inspired apparel, T-shirts, custom jackets and soccer jerseys and cleats.