The Nature of the Project:
In 2013, we orchestrated a project that brought together a hand-picked group of Masters in Business Administration students from Winthrop University with Economic Development staff at the City of Rock Hill, as well as community leaders and businesses. The MBA students identified available buildings and developed business ideas for the use of that space.
The students used Aday Remus as their medium to do the work in a public and social way. Then, we designed the 2013 Old Town New World Conference around the project.
A Cornerstone of my Educational Experience
“The project has proven to be a cornerstone for my educational experience both inside and outside the classroom, and I have taken the skills, knowledge, and relationships gained and have applied them daily to my career moving forward.”
“More than a traditional internship or single class, this project provided deep interdisciplinary problem solving & hands on experience. Being able to work alongside both a university and city officials offered hands on experience, not only in project management, but also in community empowerment.”