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WRAL Showcases How Poole College is Part of the New Normal

The WRAL Tech Wire “New Normal” series recently highlighted both the university’s and Poole College of Management’s efforts to support the immediate and long term needs of its entrepreneurial community.

Even in the midst of setbacks caused by COVID-19, students are utilizing experiential learning  to positively impact the economy.

“We have and are moving the majority of our interactions to virtual environments,” said Jennifer Capps, director of student learning and faculty development. “We will continue to support the Andrews Accelerator participants, Miller Fellows and Entrepreneurship Scholars with virtual peer meet-ups, virtual skills training, virtual mentoring, and additional support.”

Replicating in-person environments in a virtual space wasn’t possible for all of the university’s programs, as the Poole College of Management entrepreneurship summer study program in Australia was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. And, an annual spring break field trip to Silicon Valley was canceled as well, though organizers connected via Zoom with many of the individuals and companies with whom they would have met in person. 

Read more on WRAL Tech Wire.