Recently, INSUREtrust employee Adam Hewitt was featured in the AJC. Here is an excerpt from that article:
Last year, Adam Hewitt was about to start the last semester of evenings classes before getting his MBA when he picked Bob Gemmell’s “field study” entrepreneurship class, partly because he wouldn’t have to drive to Georgia State University’s campus in downtown Atlanta.
Eight months later, the former high school teacher is still making the drive from his Alpharetta home to the small Norcross company where he worked as a part-time intern. The company not only hired him, but wants to recruit another student from the same GSU class this spring.
GSU is one of a growing number of business schools around the nation that have incorporated internship-like experiences into classes to give students a real-world taste of what it’s like to work in entrepreneurial ventures before they graduate.
At Harvard’s business school, for instance, about 900 students a year pick from a list of companies where they can work on a project for class credit, or they can recruit a company themselves.
At Georgia State’s business school, about a dozen full-time and part-time students each term take the field study entrepreneurship class. They tackle projects at businesses that agree to pay $1,000 toward a scholarship. The students get to keep the $1,000 if they successfully complete their work for their companies and earn grades of “B” or better. Read the rest of the article.