The Medgar Evers College School of Business hosted an Open house for its Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning Lab (C-405A) on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in the Carroll Street Building. The college community joined the School of Business in celebrating this new venue for the development of students interested in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing.
Dr. Jo-ann Rolle, Dean of the School of Business, introduced attendees to 13 students from the first Medgar Evers College Fullbridge Cohort as well as some of the Long Island University/Medgar Evers College (LIU/MEC) MBA students. Participants in the Fullbridge Program and LIU/MEC MBA will receive Social Media Marketing Training followed by certification from Hootsuite University/Podium conducted by Dr. Iris Billy.
Arlette Alexis, Medgar Evers College Psychology Major, served as the Master of Ceremonies, spoke about her Fullbridge experience, and shared her passion for entrepreneurship. Alexis encouraged students of all majors to become more financially literate. In addition, the event featured remarks from several community businesspersons who spoke on their own experiences as an entrepreneur. They all reminded students that failure will come; however, it is not the final destination. A number of the speakers have made a commitment to the program by pledging to provide internships to deserving students.
The EEL Training Lab will leverage partnerships, collaborations and funding for entrepreneurship. Drawing upon contemporary business techniques, the lab will address social problems in Central Brooklyn and support development of student and community entrepreneurs.