The Innovations for Industry class allowed business majors in the course this year as an experimental course. The course was originally allotted for information technology and computer science majors. Business majors were allowed to participate in the projects this year however. Senior Justin Miller discusses his group’s JCEL and radio project.
What did your project entail?
We created surveys to discover how JCEL was perceived by the student body. We surveyed approximately 200 students from different classes and majors. Most people did not know they could use JCEL since they were non-business related majors. Most people did not know where JCEL was located.
What is your group trying to achieve?
We are not trying to bring more business to JCEL. Instead, we are trying to create an overall awareness of what JCEL has to offer. We are trying to make it easier for students to start their own business.
What are you doing to make this happen?
The radio station is another project we are working on. For the radio station, we are trying to create internships as well as jobs for students. We are trying to make the radio a non profit organization.
What is in the future for the station?
We are confident that the radio station could be moved to JCEL but there are still obstacles to overcome. The issue right now is moving the radio from the heart of campus to JCEL. We are not sure how students would feel about having to travel a couple blocks down the road to work at the station when it used to be right on campus.
~ Kayci Nelson ’14 Online Journalist