Make It Millikin: Sean Miller

Sophomore business owner making the most of unique learning experiences

Sophomore business owner making the most of unique learning experiences

Sean Miller did not come to Millikin University with his sights set on becoming a "tech" guy or owning his own business, but two years into his college experience, the sophomore finance and management information systems double major from Hope, Ind., can boast both.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Miller was unsure what to do with his new schedule after Millikin, like many institutions, sent students home to resume the spring semester online. Noticing that his church needed help with virtual sermons and different video productions, he created

"It gave me the opportunity to learn about video editing. I had a camera that I had opened for the first time and was like 'let's figure out how to do this,'" Miller said.

The business has blossomed into more than Miller ever thought it would be. Besides his church, he now has real world clients that request his services. Among his clients is Millikin's Tabor School of Business, where he produces videos spotlighting faculty and students.

Miller explained, "It's turned into something that I didn't even imagine when I started it up, but it's taught me a ton. It's really just a hobby that turned into a business."

  • In addition to running his own business, the sophomore also works as a student specialist in Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship. Although not an entrepreneurship major, Miller is using the opportunity to its fullest degree.

    "I've learned a ton and been able to help a ton of students with the problems they've been having whether that be in the classroom or out in the community," Miller said.

    Millikin is preparing Miller for his post-graduation endeavors through in-class experiences and Performance Learning opportunities. Miller describes one of his most notable experiences at Millikin with the student-run venture Millikin University Performance Consulting (MUPC), a technical consulting firm that works with businesses around the community on website development and other technical opportunities.