My son is graduating from Syracuse this week. He’s in their “iSchool” which is for information studies and entrepreneurship. Part of the program is to pitch a start-up idea, (maybe) obtain funding, run it and use it as a case study. He started a company called Lokil that helps other startups with logistics, IT needs, web sites, etc. (He has another one that is a kind of social circle for local people to share tools & expertise for things they do in common - like working on classic car restorations, motorcycles, etc where the tools can be unique and/or expensive so having someone nearby who has one or knows how to use it for tricky projects is helpful. That company matches folks up with what they have/know and what others need.)
He also was one of a dozen kids chosen as Syracuse Scholars - after you make the grade (4.0GPA) you have to be nominated by your school and then a panel of professors evaluates your portfolio of work accomplished over the 4 years (his was over 3 years since he’s graduating early). If you make it through the gauntlet you graduate with additional honors. Your parents get to sit with the Chancellor at graduation The best part was we got to see his portfolio and actually find out what $60K/yr gets you in education
So I made him a business card box for graduation. It’s another laser cut baltic birch project, living hinges for the corners of the banding around the box and engraving for the University & his school in it. The lid is engraved with his name and the name of his company. The banding and the bottom are engraved with the advice Chicago’s Professor Harold Pollack said was all the financial advice you needed (he put it on an index card). Figured that’s a good way for a kid to start in his career.