RALEIGH – Campbell Business students and faculty recently returned to the entrepreneurial hub HQ Raleigh to engage business and government leaders from Morocco. The event was part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) coordinated by the U.S. Department of State where participants are nominated and selected by the staff at U.S. Embassies worldwide.
“One of our main responsibilities as educators is to light a fire in students and HQ Raleigh provides all the matches and kindling,” said Campbell Business instructor and entrepreneurship coordinator Scott Kelly, who serves as the business school faculty member at HQ Raleigh. “When we encourage students to participate in events such as this, they don’t fully understand the value until they are sitting across from a global leader in a dialogue about what it takes to launch a mobile game into multiple countries.”
“The experience made me excited to enter not only into the real world, but into the business world,” said marketing major and Mt. Olive native Lucas McKay. “It was encouraging to see people that were so passionate about their industries and helping others succeed.”
“The best way to get work done is to work together,” said marketing major Zach Barton from Shallotte. “That was my main take away from yesterday. Encourage innovation because if not you will compete against it away.”
The event concluded with a tour of HQ Raleigh and an opportunity to spend time in Campbell Business’ on-site suite engaging with faculty and staff.
Campbell Business maintains a steady and productive appearance at HQ Raleigh. Last month a group Campbell Business students assisted a global design firm in perfecting custom made apparel at the facility.