Kylie Jenner to teach entrepreneur class at Iona

Stacey Franciamore, Assistant News Editor

*Disclaimer: This article is part of the Ionian’s April Fool’s issue and is meant solely to be a joke * Happy April Fool’s!


Iona College announced that it will welcome Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, to the faculty and staff at the Hynes Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation to teach a class in entrepreneurship in the fall of 2019.


“I can’t wait to educate others,” Jenner said. “Becoming a self-made billionaire wasn’t easy, especially because I had to build my business from the ground up.”


Jenner, 21, was named the youngest self-made billionaire ever by Forbes Magazine in early March. Forbes estimated that Kylie Cosmetics, the makeup company that Jenner founded and currently owns, is worth at least $900 million.


Jenner wants students to know that even though she comes from one of the most famous families on television, she really isn’t any different from them.


“People think my family’s fame and wealth had something to do with my success, but I did everything on my own,” Jenner said. “I had no help.”


Jenner highlighted that her course is designed to remind students that their dreams are attainable, no matter how big or small.


“I want my students to know that if I was able to do it, then they can too,” Jenner said. “With hard work and determination, they can also become billionaires at the age of 21.”


According to Jenner, the course will explore various topics but places an emphasis on the importance of social media. Jenner has a personal Instagram profile and one for her makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics.


“Social media is more than just content,” Jenner said. “There’s an art to creating an Instagram feed that’s attractive and inviting.”


Jenner said that the course also involves various projects that will focus on the skills Jenner thinks every future self-made billionaire should have.


“One project I’m excited about is called ‘Selfie,’” Jenner said. “Basically, each student will take a selfie and I will grade it based on the pose, angle, filter and caption.”


Although Jenner wants to challenge students, she also wants them to enjoy her class. She explained that they will be going on a trip to a local Sephora store to view some of the products from her Kylie Cosmetics collection.


“Another part of the class involves examining my brand, Kylie Cosmetics,” Jenner said. “Not only will I teach students the business part of it, but I want them to try my products – can’t waste a good opportunity for customer feedback!”


Jenner said that she plans on bringing in makeup dolls so that students can use her products and recognize their value.


Jenner explained that the hardest part of this job will be leaving her daughter, Stormi, in California.


“I hate being separated from her for too long,” Jenner said, “That said, I feel like I have an obligation to put my knowledge to good use. When I was offered this opportunity, I couldn’t turn it down. Who better to teach students than me?”


Jenner said that she will bring a fresh, new perspective to the college.


“By the fall, I’ll be 22 years old,” Jenner said. “Because I’m so young, I can relate to students and understand them in a way other professors can’t.”


Jenner said that she’s excited to officially become a Gael and can’t wait to start teaching.


“I don’t want anyone to be intimidated by me because I’m rich and famous,” Jenner said. “Don’t be afraid to say hi!”