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Part of your Intro to Entrepreneurship requirements is to engage in two experiential learning activities (100 points total) delivered by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship. 

The primary goal of these activities are to:


1. Complement the material you're studying in class.

2. Introduce you to experiential learning opportunities through the Riata Center.

3. Pique your interest in entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.


Located below is a list of activities designed to support your two experiential learning activity requirements, however, it is important to make note of their differences as some are required for completion of requirements and some are student choice. 


#1 Deadline: October 14, 2022

#2 Deadline: November 18, 2022

Mandatory Activity

This activity is mandatory and cannot be substituted for any other offering! Students who fail to complete this activity will lose their allocated points without the possibility of making them up. Riata Student Coaching will only be counted towards your total 100 points, once.


Student Choice Activities

From the list provided below; students must select one additional activity to complete their experiential learning activities requirement.

  • Taylor’s Dining and Planet Orange Tour

    Taylor’s Restaurant is a fully functioning restaurant on campus that works through the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. This restaurant is run completely by students, while they learn what it is like to prepare food and provide service in a buffet-style establishment.


    Planet Orange is a quick-service establishment in the Nancy Randolph Davis Building that is student-led and employed. If you have ever had an interest in how to manage a facility like this.


    Participants should do background research on both Taylor’s and Planet Orange and prepare five questions for the day of the event.

    This activity is only open to 10 students per tour and individuals interested in attending should contact Julie Wilson at

    Date Activity Time
    02/15/2022 Taylor's/Planet Orange #1 10:00-11:00AM
    02/17/2022 Taylor’s Restaurant Tour #2 10:00-11:00AM
    03/22/2022 Taylor's/Planet Orange #3 10:00-11:00AM
    03/24/2022 Taylor's/Planet Orange #4 10:00-11:00AM
  • FAPC Tour

    Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) is designed to discover, develop and deliver technical and business information that stimulates and supports the growth of value-added food and agricultural products and processing in Oklahoma. Please watch this video before going on the tour:Video


    Participants should do background research on FAPC and prepare five questions for the day of the event. This activity is only open to 20 students per tour and individuals interested in attending should contact Julie Wilson at

    Date Activity Time
    04/14/2022 FAPC Tour #1 9:30-10:30AM
    04/19/2022 FAPC Tour #2 2:30-3:30PM
  • 3D Printing – Edmon Low Creative Studios

    The Edmon Low Library Creative Studios has eight 3D printers that are available for student use absolutely free, but there’s a catch! In order to get access, you must demonstrate a cursory knowledge of 3D modeling and go through an assessment and certification process. Get a head start at this on-site workshop which will introduce you to the world of 3D printing and 3D modeling! No experience necessary!

    Date Activity Time
    02/09/2022 3D Printing Workshop #1 9:30-11:30AM
    02/24/2022 3D Printing Workshop #2
    03/09/2022 3D Printing Workshop #3 9:30-11:30AM
    03/24/2022 3D Printing Workshop #4 2-4PM
    04/06/2022 3D Printing Workshop #5 9:30-11:00AM
    04/21/2022 3D Printing Workshop #6 2-4PM
  • QuickBooks Workshops

    Thinking about owning your own business? QuickBooks Online is an accounting software geared towards small and medium-sized businesses that give you the tools you need to be successful. Come learn about why keeping good financial records is essential, and how this cloud-based app can help you stay on track.

    Date Activity Time
    02/16/2022 QuickBooks #1 5:30–7PM
    03/09/2022 QuickBooks #2 5:30–7PM
    04/20/2022 QuickBooks #3 5:30–7PM
  • Iron Monk Brewery Tour

    In 2014, Jerod Millirons and Dave Monks founded Iron Monk Brewing Company, bringing the first craft brewery to Stillwater, Oklahoma. With over 30 years of combined brewing experience and a shared entrepreneurial spirit, they tirelessly set out to create exciting, local, handcrafted brews.

    Date Activity Time
    03/29/2022 Iron Monk Tour #1 1-2PM
    03/30/2022 Iron Monk Tour #2 1-2PM
  • Creative Experiences

    Creative Experiences engages in hands-on activities that will stretch participants imagination and creativity.

    Date Activity Time
    02/08/2022 Creative Experiences #1 6-7:30PM
    02/22/2022 Creative Experiences #2 6-7:30PM
    03/08/2022 Creative Experiences #3 6-7:30PM
    04/05/2022 Creative Experiences #4 6-7:30PM
  • Half Baked

    Nervous about pitching an idea because you think you might sound dumb? Well, you’re not alone! Most people tend to hold back on sharing their idea with the world for just that reason, but we are here to help! Join us as we dive into the unknown of what it takes to come up with a business idea and prepare an elevator pitch from the most random of possibilities. Maybe after, you’ll be ready to pursue your own!

    Date Activity Time
    01/31/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    02/02/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    02/09/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    02/16/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    02/23/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    03/02/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    03/09/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    03/23/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    03/30/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    04/06/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    04/13/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM
    04/20/2022 Half-Baked 9AM-5:30PM


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