The Truist Business Scholars traveled to Greensboro, NC for two days filled with experiential learning opportunities focused on culture, networking, and leadership.
The Truist Business Scholars program is a cohort-based, four-year program for students majoring in a business discipline. The goal of the program is to provide students unique opportunities to build leadership skills and to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they prepare for a career in business.
Laura Care, senior trust and wealth management major and MBA candidate, shared, “It has been important to me, for my educational and personal growth, to prioritize and take advantage of opportunities like the trip to Greensboro. I always walk away from these opportunities having learned something new about myself, the world, and others around me.”
On day one, the students, led by Dr. Mark Steckbeck, visited the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. There they learned about the peaceful protest that had a vast impact on racial justice and civil rights across the Nation.
Lydia Taylor, a sophomore Business Scholar, reflected on her visit, “I learned a lot from the civil rights museum, on the different methods they used to fight injustice. As an activist, it was inspiring to see such bravery from people in the past and connect it to how I can make change today.”
That evening, students were able to connect with Campbell alumni during dinner, before going to see Les Misérables at the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts. For many, this was their first time attending a professional theater production.
“My favorite part of the trip was spending time with other scholars and alumni during our dinner,” shared Derek Prillaman, senior trust and wealth management major. “I really enjoyed the community aspect, and the family feel that being around them created.”
On day two, the sophomore Scholars participated in the Truist Emerging Leadership Certification.
The Truist Emerging Leaders Certification (ELC) program is a highly interactive program for college and university students. The program focuses on using self-awareness as a tool to lead others more effectively.
Gillian Kitchings, sophomore accounting major, shared, “My favorite part of the trip was Friday’s leadership training. I learned a whole lot about myself and my own leadership potential, which was very beneficial, but I was also able to learn a lot about my fellow scholars. The training was discussion-based which allowed us to talk openly to one another about the various strengths we all possess as well as discuss ways we can utilize those strengths moving forward to become better leaders.”