Truist Scholars go axe throwing for team-building retreat

FUQUAY-VARINA — The Truist Business Scholars took a break from Buies Creek on March 20 and spent time team building at Inner Beast Hatchet House in Fuquay-Varina, followed by dinner together. One of the primary benefits of the Truist Business Scholars, and Campbell University in general, is the close-knit community it provides for students to connect with driven and dedicated peers. 

This time off-campus went beyond just axe throwing. It gave students the opportunity to connect off-campus, encourage one another and get outside their comfort zone.

“The axe-throwing event was a great way to build my network with upperclassmen who are also in the Truist Business Scholars,” said freshman management major Emma Guild. “It was also a good way to unwind from the semester’s work and hang out with a community that makes me feel welcomed.”

The Truist Business Scholars are an example of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ commitment to providing students with transformative experiences and networking inside and outside the classroom. Opportunities like this are important for personal growth, providing scholars with the chance to talk to one another and build relationships with their fellow classmates. 

“I had such a fun time axe throwing with the scholars,” said Gillian Kitchings, a junior accounting major. “It was great to catch up with some of the peers that I don’t see on a regular basis, and it was great to talk to some of the younger Scholars that I hadn’t met before. This event was a fun way for me to take a break from the busyness of the week and connect with some new and old friends.”

The visit to Fuquay-Varina was also a chance for the Scholars to celebrate the communities surrounding Buies Creek and support small businesses, the theme for this year’s Business Week (Celebrating Small Business, April 1-4).