RALEIGH – Campbell Business School students and faculty recently attended the 10th Internet Summit, and the energy inside the Raleigh Convention Center did not disappoint. Students and faculty were among the 1,500 professionals that came to network with industry leaders and learn from speakers who discussed topics such as big data, podcasting, storytelling, e-mail marketing, and entrepreneurship.
“The Internet Summit was an incredible experience for me,” said junior marketing major Kiki Kornegary. “I was able to meet the co-founder of Mapquest! One day I would like to start my own business and he inspired me to commit and go for it. I learned that sometimes you have to be fearless to be successful.”
“This is my fourth time attending the Internet Summit and each time I come away educated, connected, and inspired,” said Campbell Business instructor and entrepreneurship coordinator Scott Kelly, who serves as the business school faculty member at HQ Raleigh. “While I make every effort to share the latest technology with students in class, this conference enables our students to engage dozens of industry leaders over the course of 24 hours.”
“The Internet Summit was a great way to learn about different ways to market successfully,” said junior accounting major Rashad Nobles. “I attended a session on social quizzes and it was really helpful because I’m currently working in a group that is doing quizzes for a team project in my marketing course.”
This is not the last time you will see Campbell Business students at the Internet Summit. With the positive feedback from students that took part, there will definitely be more opportunities for students to participate in the coming years. Faculty members are already strategizing on how to integrate the event into a class where many more students engage the visiting business leaders.