MICUA Matters Spring 2018
This winter, Stevenson University offered Business Administration students a hybrid off-site class designed to actively engage students outside of the classroom in a real-world hands-on experience.
Students spent their time in Baltimore at the Impact Hub, a growing community of innovators and entrepreneurs dedicated to driving positive change in Baltimore and beyond. Students met with local entrepreneurs at different stages in their organizations and were then tasked with acting as their business consultants.
“We dove into the mission, the populations I serve, funding, and some of my goals for moving forward,” said Shantell Roberts, Owner of Touching Young Lives. “Prior to working with the students, I did not have continuity in terms of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but they shared with me the importance of that when building a brand.”
Students said they appreciated the entrepreneurs making them feel valued by actively listening to the constructive criticism the students had to offer.
“It’s hard to find a job where you’re actually contributing and not just grabbing coffee,” said Harry Snider, Business Administration student at Stevenson University. “You’re talking with the owner. You’re creating a difference and I think that’s the biggest part of working with Impact Hub.”