Center for Business Outreach connects students with public sector
The Center for Business Outreach has opened a new conference room in the O’Hare Academic Building, Room 127, allowing for increased collaboration between students, faculty, alumni and the business community. State-of-the-art technology, including video and teleconferencing, is available through several media platforms.
The Center for Business Outreach connects classrooms with the greater business community by linking business owners, civic and nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs and the public sector with students, faculty and alumni from the Department of Business Studies and Economics.
Since the center’s creation in fall 2014, approximately 590 students have worked with more than 80 businesses, receiving hands-on experience by creating business plans, social media analysis, marketing strategies and customer surveys.
“Working with the center gave me the chance to experience real life work that cannot be taught in a class setting,” said Una Doherty ’16. “From writing a business plan to market research, this gave me a great opportunity to learn firsthand how to overcome problems and create solutions.”
The center has introduced a series of drop-in sessions, and roundtables with business leaders are planned throughout the academic year. Networking events with entrepreneurial organizations such as the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Women & Enterprise help students build relationships throughout their college career.
For more information, visit the Center for Business Outreach website.