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Assistance with US Data Collection for Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Student Survey

  • 1.  Assistance with US Data Collection for Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Student Survey

    Posted 12-05-2023 08:57


    Isabel Botero, Hooman Abootorabi and I are leading the 2023 US data collection effort for the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Student Survey. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in recruiting additional students to complete the survey. If appropriate, would you please share the below recruitment message with your student networks and colleagues?

    Thank you and kind regards,


    Recruitment Email

    Dear students,

    You are invited to participate in a survey that explores the career intentions of students. This project (
    GUESSS) investigates students' career choice intentions and related activities in more than 60 countries and more than 3,000 Universities.

    Your participation in our online survey is extremely valuable. All completed questionnaires will be considered for our raffle, where you can win one of eight $50 Amazon gift cards, offered by our sponsor The Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville.

    Filling out the online survey will take between 10 and 15 minutes.

    The link is available here:


    Thank you very much for your time!

    Kind regards

    Isabel C. Botero

    USA Lead for the GUESSS Project

    George E. and Mary Lee Fischer Chair in Family Entrepreneurship

    University of Louisville



    IMPORTANT: By clicking on the survey link you agree with the below data privacy statement according to the latest EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    The GUESSS project's aim is to investigate students' career choice intentions and professional activities. The data collected will only be used within the GUESSS project for academic purposes only and will not be transferred to third parties.

    In the survey we will also ask for individual-related information (e.g., age, gender, religion). Answering these questions is voluntary. Participating in the survey is possible without indicating your name and without registration. All information is thus anonymous and highly confidential.

    The data collected will be saved on the servers of our software provider (Qualtrics) until the end of the data collection period, which is December 2023 the latest; they will be encrypted and secured. The Qualtrics software fully complies with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, see https://www.qualtrics.com/gdpr/.


    While responding, your answers can be changed anytime. In addition, you have the rights of access, rectification, erasure (right to be forgotten), restriction of processing, data portability, to object, and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling. In addition, you can revoke your agreement with this data privacy statement anytime.


    For these matters and for all other related questions, please contact the GUESSS team by email participation@guesssurvey.org or Qualtrics gdpr@qualtrics.com.

    Consent Form

    Student's Entrepreneurship Spirit Survey

    October 19, 2023

    Dear Participant: You are being invited to participate in a research study by answering questions in the attached survey about the factors that influence student's entrepreneurial spirit. This study is conducted by Dr. Isabel C. Botero of the University of Louisville in collaboration with researchers from around the world (see GUESSS Project). There are no known risks for your participation in this research study. The information collected may not benefit you directly. The information learned in this study may be helpful to others. The information you provide will be used to understand what are the different factors that influence whether students become entrepreneurs. Your completed survey will be stored at Qualtrics. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes time to complete. Individuals from the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Human Subjects Protection Program Office (HSPPO), and other regulatory agencies may inspect these records. In all other respects, however, the data will be held in confidence to the extent permitted by law. Should the data be published, your identity will not be disclosed. Taking part in this study is voluntary. By answering survey questions, you agree to take part in this research study. You do not have to answer any questions that make you uncomfortable. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to be in this study, you may stop taking part at any time. If you decide not to be in this study or if you stop taking part at any time, you will not lose any benefits for which you may qualify. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the research study, please contact: Dr. Isabel C. Botero at +1-502- 852-4782 If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may call the Human Subjects Protection Program Office at (502) 852-5188. You can discuss any questions about your rights as a research subject, in private, with a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). You may also call this number if you have other questions about the research, and you cannot reach the research staff, or want to talk to someone else. The IRB is an independent committee made up of people from the University community, staff of the institutions, as well as people from the community not connected with these institutions. The IRB has reviewed this research study. If you have concerns or complaints about the research or research staff and you do not wish to give your name, you may call 1-877-852-1167. This is a 24-hour hot line answered by people who do not work at the University of Louisville. Sincerely, Isabel C. Botero, Ph.D. Fischer Chair of Family Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor in Management & Entrepreneurship

    Daniel Bennett
    Assistant Professor
    University of Louisville