Tag: student experience

#StudentExperience: Similoluwa Akinmuda

In my opinion, one of the best perks about being affiliated with Towson University is the opportunity to interact with TU students through our research internship program. Throughout the year, TU students gain real-world research experience while completing their studies; the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) receives valuable assistance as well as different perspectives as we meet our project needs. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have Similoluwa (Simi) Akinmuda ‘18 join us as she completes her Master’s of Science in Marketing Intelligence in TU’s College of Business and Economics. Simi received her B.S. in Economics from Covenant University...

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An Intern’s Perspective: Working with the Maryland Port Administration

This post was written by Newsha Amirihormozaki, a graduate student supporting development and enhancement of web applications at the Center for GIS. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Applied Information Technology at Towson University. As an AIT (Applied Information Technology) graduate student working at the Towson University Center for GIS (CGIS), I had the opportunity to help with the development of an engineering document search tool for the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). MPA has an archive of drawing sets associated with completed construction projects at their various Baltimore-area terminals. These hard copy and digital (.pdf) drawings contain information...

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#StudentExperience: Mackenzie Rice

We are back with our last #StudentExperience post of the semester. Mackenzie is a junior studying political science and economics at Towson University, where she also interns at the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). Each week she works to provide research and data collection to support the RESI team and their projects. Mackenzie’s favorite task so far has been conducting research for a project with the Maryland Department of the Environment. “I have learned a lot about energy conservation and emissions reductions, two things that I really had no prior information about. I love to research something that is...

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#StudentExperience: Rachel Grueninger

We are back with another #StudentExperience blog post. Rachel is a senior studying business administration and finance at Towson University, where she also works as a student business researcher at the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). Each week Rachel performs research and data analysis to support the RESI team and its projects. Although she has worked on several projects, one of her favorites has been working to track U.S. Department of Defense funding and spending across the state for the Maryland Department of Commerce. By working on these projects, Rachel has been able to hone her research and data...

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#StudentExperience: Ksenia Venevtseva

For this week’s #StudentExperience blog, we sat down and talked with Ksenia Venevtseva, a second year graduate student studying marketing intelligence at Towson University. For the past two semesters, she has been providing digital marketing support for the Center for Professional Studies (CPS). Here’s what she had to say about her experience. Ksenia began working with the Center for Professional studies through a project for a marketing class (MKTG 781 Interactive Marketing Project). She evaluated CPS’s digital marketing strategy and made justified recommendations for the website, blog, SEO (search engine optimization), and social media outlets. She also set measurable...

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My Internship Experience: Mackenzie Rice

This guest post was written by Mackenzie Rice, a junior studying political science and economics at Towson University. She is a member of the Women’s Golf team and interns with the Regional Economic Studies Institute. Many athletes that play Division 1 golf in college are striving to turn professional after their four years of studying and eligibility are over. However, I never saw professional golf in my future. I never wanted to put the pressure of making a pay check on the line, in case it would cause me to fall out of love for the game. As a...

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Student Launch Pad Partnership Brings New Programs

Last May, TU Student Launch Pad wrapped up its second academic year of operation. As we enter a new academic year, TU Student Launch Pad has partnered with the College of Business and Economics (CBE) to expand our entrepreneurship programming. This partnership has been founded with the goal of providing better services for student entrepreneurs as well as expanding the community of entrepreneurship in Towson. With this partnership, comes a lot of exciting programming. Fireside Chats and Innovation Calisthenics were piloted by CBE last spring, and this fall, the Student Launch Pad will be helping to run these new...

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Student Launch Pad: Three Cheers for Two Years

The Student Launch Pad (SLP) has just finished its second academic year of operation at Towson University. After a pilot year that served to experiment and discover where Student Launch Pad fit in the TU ecosystem, the 2015–2016 academic year was SLP’s first “full” year. With two years under our belt, it is finally time to take a breath, look back, and see how we did. Student Launch Pad activities are divided into six categories: In-class workshops, Tabling, Entrepreneur U, Speaker Series, Entrepreneur Fair, Advising, and Partnership Activities. If you want to find more information about any of these,...

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#StudentExperience: Cassidy Cregan

We are back with another #StudentExperience blog post, where we highlight the hardworking students who work within the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University. Cassidy is a senior studying graphic design at Towson University. She has been working as a student graphic design assistant with the Division of Innovation and Applied Research (DIAR) for five semesters. In this role, she creates custom print and web graphics and updates web and email marketing content. Cassidy says that many of the more open ended projects are the most rewarding for her. “When I am given the content and...

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Student Startup Weekend: Day 2

On April 8–10, Towson University Student Launch Pad held its first ever Student Startup Weekend. I wrote about the first 24 hours of it in my last blog post. I wrote the following blog post after 48 hours working with students…. Sunday kicked off with a crash course in pitching presented by the Frank Bonsal, Director of Entrepreneurship. After hours of work, the participants are beginning to refine their pitches. They have been spread out throughout TU Incubator’s flex space pitching ideas to our coaches and their peers, or walking up and down our halls mulling it over and...

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