BUIES CREEK – Nearly a month into the 2017-18 academic year, the Campbell Business freshmen class is beginning to hit its stride. With students hailing from 19 different states and five countries, the new Campbell Business class is spread across nine different majors.
“Welcoming our freshmen, and seeing them connect with the Campbell Business community, is a highlight of every school year,” said Campbell Business Student Success Coordinator Renee Green. “I am thankful to get to see these new students come in with a blank slate and quickly begin getting involved around campus. Each freshman comes with a story to share and with the opportunity to make the most of all that Campbell has to offer. This group of freshmen has already shown great potential in involvement and leadership.”
New Campbell Business students are pursuing degrees in Business Administration, Trust & Wealth Management, PGA Golf Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, and Marketing. Sixteen of the new students are also taking part in the inaugural launch of the Business Fellows Program, a brand new initiative to campus. The students will take part in a four year cohort program designed to provide unique academic, service, and professional developmental opportunities.
“This class represents the most academically qualified class in our history,” said Campbell Business Dean Dr. Kevin J. O’Mara. “We are excited about the quality and energy they will bring to the business school. One of the real benefits of our program is students enter the business school immediately. They are already in our freshmen business course learning about transitioning to college, developing goals for their college career, and, in just a couple of weeks, will begin working in small teams developing a business food truck concept. We want to get them involved early and quickly. It is so interesting to see what business models they develop and, more importantly, the enthusiasm they bring to the project.”
A bevy of opportunities to become immersed into the Campbell community paved the way for a smooth transition into life in Buies Creek. Newcomers found assistance on move-in day from university students, faculty, and administrators, and Campbell Business pulled off successful Meet your Advisor and Meet your Mentor events. Freshman have been paired with mentors through their BADM 100 course, tackling tips for their transition to college and working together on a food truck business plan.