Enriching the Student Learning Experience During a Pandemic

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

March marks a full twelve months since the first case of coronavirus was identified in the United States. Since then, The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed life as we know it worldwide.

For the University of San Diego School of Business, adapting and overcoming this new way of life shed new light on the remote teaching and learning experience, allowing us to bring even more value to our student's educational experiences. 

Technology was leveraged. Zoom sessions allowed faculty members to spend even more one-on-one time guiding students on a personal and professional level. Guest speakers called in from around the globe. And recorded classes allowed students to revisit lectures outside of class time. 

In addition, a USD School of Business alumnus developed the IN app to keep students connected to extracurricular programming, events and career services — all of which had moved to a virtual format due to the social distancing requirements of the pandemic. Because of this effort, more students and community members attended our events than ever before which afforded students even more opportunities to network with industry leaders on a global level — connections that led to internship and job opportunities. 

One of the USD School of Business’ newer entrepreneurial competitions, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge, also went virtual, allowing students to pursue their entrepreneurial passions and develop their ideas into a business before they even graduate. 

It was and is a learning experience for all — but in crisis, there is opportunity. And swift action fueled by the unwavering dedication of faculty and staff to support their students and their success led to innovative solutions at the USD School of Business that will cultivate enriched learning experiences and greater connections beyond the pandemic. 


Renata Ramirez
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