CAMBRIDGE – Campbell Business School students and faculty recently traveled to Harvard University to participate in the 19th Annual Social Enterprise Conference. Through panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking receptions, the students were immersed in the conference theme of “balancing mission and profit.”
“While I loved attending the sessions filled with thought leaders in food technology, education technology, and social entrepreneurship, I was most excited to witness our students engaging in dialogue with students from Ivy League schools,” said Campbell Business Instructor of Business & Entrepreneurship Coordinator Scott Kelly.
“The fact that we were there with students from MIT, Harvard, and Yale, speaks a lot about where this university is going,” said senior Campbell Business student and Raleigh native Leon Robertson. “One of my favorite sessions was the pitch competition where a Harvard student pitched a food truck and he spoke with such confidence. Every time he was asked a question, he had all the answers.”
The conference was part of Campbell Business’ growing emphasis on social entrepreneurship. With a relationship with the Sullivan Foundation, a newly launched social entrepreneurship course, and an office at HQ Raleigh, Campbell Business students are increasingly presented with opportunities for experiential education.
“Our vision is to have students return to Campbell Business from places like Harvard with an added measure of creativity and determination to tackle projects that will benefit campus and eventually the world,” said Campbell Business Dean Dr. Kevin O’Mara. “We are excited to continue supporting students with the desire to solve impactful problems.”