JOLT highlights the exponential changes impacting rapidly developing industries – such as health care, artificial intelligence, gene editing, media, finance, energy and more – and equips students to become innovative problem-solvers.
What is JOLT @ TU Business?
JOLT is a planned space and community in The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business. Although the formal construction process will begin soon, a temporary space on the first floor of Helmerich Hall and a full calendar of workshops and events are planned for the 2022-2023 academic year. The center creates an energizing and inviting space for students to take calculated risks, grow their talents and discover their true potential.
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JOLT Creativity Club
Join the Creativity Club. Enjoy a creative exercise plus hear from a guest speaker. The club meets Fridays at noon in the Jolt Center. All Jolt Creativity Club meetings are intended to be hands-on and informative.
Do you have a sincere interest in innovation, creativity, and change? Apply today as a Nova Fellow with special opportunities to engage with the University Innovation Fellows, TEDxUTulsa, and workshops/competitions in design-thinking, pursuing startup capital, and ideation.
Innovation, Change, and Entrepreneurship
Jolt serves as the “lab” for the Innovation, Change, and Entrepreneurship program. While programming is open to all TU students, Jolt workshops and competitions are often embedded in various classes within the program. TU offers a standalone undergraduate minor in Innovation, Change, and Entrepreneurship open to all TU students and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Jolt is planning for another successful TEDxUTulsa in spring 2023.
2022 Day of Innovation Recap
The 2022 Day of Innovation featured 16 innovative student projects from all TU academic colleges. Before an interactive browsing fair, the event began with a keynote from TU alumnus and vice president of Intelligent Communications at Microsoft, Mahendra Sekaran. Nearly 200 people from the Tulsa business and innovation community attended and student participant groups earned $1,000 for the development of their projects.