Zachary Jones

Educational Innovator

Wilmington, Delaware

Passionate about empowering the next generation of innovators. I have a love for technology, insatiable curiosity and an unending desire to improve myself. I'm the author of The World Changer's Handbook: A Young Person's Guide to Creating an Impactful Life and a daily blog at zcjones.com.

Work Experience

  • Horn Entrepreneurship

    Special Projects|Jun, 2017Current

    I work on the Marketing Team where I am focused on establishing Horn Entrepreneurship as a thought leader. I also work with Youth Programs to lead IdeaU sessions for local high school students.

    • Driving the creation of a blog focused on entrepreneurship education
    • Writing a book about the key personal capacities students need for success
    • Developing and facilitating workshops for high school students about creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Ignite! Early Move in Program

    Founder and Head of Experience|May, 2016Current

    In 2016 I started an early move-in program for innovative freshmen students. I went from idea to having 48 hours of programming in under three months.

    • Designed two days of activities for students to ignite their college experience and create meaningful relationships
    • Planned a leadership retreat to teach Ignite! volunteers how to facilitate their own workshops
    • Recruited 19 students in the first year and 22 in the second year
  • University Innovation Fellows

    Changemaker|Nov, 2015May, 2017

    The University Innovation Fellows is a highly selective program run by the d.school at Stanford designed to empower students to become agents of change at higher education institutions across the world.

    • Performed an innovation and entrepreneurship audit of the campus ecosystem by interviewing stakeholders
    • Visited Google and the Stanford d.school to learn first hand about design thinking and innovation in education
    • Created the event 20,000 Passions that reached over 1,000 students in one day
  • Entrepreneurship Club

    President|Dec, 2014Nov, 2016

    The Entrepreneurship Club hosts an educational meeting every Wednesday evening and brings in local entrepreneurs to tell their stories every Friday.

    • Set a vision for the club and spread entrepreneurship across campus
    • Grew average meeting attendance from 12 students to over 30 students
    • Designed and led the group in creative workshops during club meetings
    • Serve as the liaison between Horn Entrepreneurship and the student community
    • Consult one-on-one with students who need help developing their business ideas

Education

  • University of Delaware Honors Program

    Bachelor of Science - Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation|Aug, 2013May, 2017

    Summa Cum Laude