Business students inspire next generation

April 12, 2018

Monroe shares a book with students.

More than 60 undergraduate and MBA School of Business students recently spent a day helping the next generation of entrepreneurs, marketers, managers and investors learn the skills they will one day need to be successful.

“I’ve always loved volunteering, and giving back to the community,” said Matt Corso ’19, a marketing major and president-elect of the Student Government Association Class of 2019. “Sharing lessons in business and entrepreneurship teaches me not only how to better communicate, but how to effectively communicate with students to help them increase their understanding of complex topics. It’s inspiring to see these kids’ faces light up when we walk into the classroom.”

However, it's not just the Quinnipiac students who benefit from the partnership.

“Our youngest learners have an opportunity to learn from older students,” said Kristine Friend, principal of Cook Hill School in Wallingford, Connecticut. “This is very motivating for them. It creates a model for the importance and value of learning.”

The Quinnipiac students were at the school last week as part of a continued commitment the university has with area schools to give back — and nurture learning among the next generation of leaders.

“It’s energizing for our teachers to observe the Quinnipiac students working cooperatively and sharing their knowledge,” Friend said. “This experience provides additional opportunity for our students to welcome and communicate with visitors in a respectful manner.”

The students volunteered in collaboration with Junior Achievement for the annual Quinnipiac School of Business Community Service Day.

The relationship benefits everyone involved, said Grace Peiffer, senior director of employer relations at Quinnipiac.

"The Community Service Day provides Quinnipiac students with the opportunity to build networks among majors within the School of Business," she said. "It also inspires young children to think about long-term learning and the concepts of financial literacy."

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