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Make it real: Why universities invite executives into the classroom from the Baltimore Business Journal

Dana Dalton PhotoFor Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business, reliance on volunteer and staff ambassadors to help meld the classroom experience with reality of the workplace is key.

In a recent Baltimore Business Journal article, Loyola alumni, faculty, and staff discuss the benefits to utilizing alumni ambassadors to spread the word that student's receive an all-encompassing education. For students like Mike Barberio, senior risk analyst for Exelon, his previous work experience in business allowed him to contribute to Loyola's program outside of the classroom.

"I think it's definitely worth the time," Barberio said. "I think there was an added perspective I was able to attain. It's good to just kind of extend your network in the local community."

In addition, business practitioners – known as Executives in Residence who teach in the Sellinger School bring significant industry knowledge to the classroom and beyond. Adam Peake, an executive in residence in Sellinger's marketing department asks his students to work on real-world business problems. His students are tasked with researching and pitching a solution to the company's woes. 

"We bring our experience and perspective in the classroom," said Peake. "We offer a strong addition to the research and theory already being taught."

Read the full Baltimore Business Journal article

Meet the Sellinger School of Business Executives in Residence