BUIES CREEK – Campbell Business School faculty and students hosted a day-long field trip for Falls Lake Academy’s teachers and students on Feb. 2, 2018. Billed as “A Taste of Economics at Campbell University,” the event was a partnership alongside the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, the newly established Campbell Business Center for Financial Literacy, and the university admissions office.
“I am so glad for the opportunity to showcase Campbell’s unique economics program to our very observant and curious young visitors,” said Campbell Business Associate Dean for External Relations & Professor of Business Dr. Shahriar Mostashari.
The Academy’s trip began with a tour of East campus at 10 a.m. Upon arriving at the Campbell Business Board Room, students and their teachers received a welcome from Campbell Business Dean Kevin O’Mara and admissions officer Jessica Woodburn provided a presentation exploring Campbell. Students then proceeded to visit three classes, Global Marketing, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics, taught by professors Richard Rubin, Mark Steckbeck, and David Gilchrist respectively. The Falls Lake Academy group later toured the Health Sciences Campus upon its exit from Campbell Business.
Falls Lake Academy students took full advantage of the opportunity to experience the college environment and individual class settings.
“It was so invigorating watching students lead the class,” said one student following Dr. Steckbeck’s Microeconomics class. “That was a great way to grab our attention. It was an awesome lesson on supply and demand.”
“The Global Marketing class was very insightful,” remarked a second student. “Learning the management structure of business was useful. This opportunity made me want to major in International Business.”
“I enjoyed how friendly the instructors and students were on campus,” said another student. “They made you feel a part of the Camel community.”
Campbell Business encourages high school students to visit the campus and experience college up close and in person. In addition to enjoying the experience, students are often exposed to opportunities and areas of study that they were not previously familiar with.