Berry College Firsthand opportunities


At Berry, we firmly believe that students learn best when presented with ways to apply their learning in the classroom and use it in a productive, real world way. Here are some of the opportunities the School of Business provides.

ENTREPRENEURIAL Program

While there is no formal program of study in entrepreneurship, many undergraduate management majors and business minors focus their electives in the entrepreneurship area. Currently, the program offers five classes-Intro to Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce Marketing Strategy, International Entrepreneurship, New Product Development and Advanced Entrepreneurship. At the graduate level, students take Advanced Business Development and participate in directed studies geared toward further development of their business. Undergraduate and graduate students also participate in entrepreneurial internships, help non-for-profit startups in the community or run their businesses in our incubator.

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Student Operated ENTERPRISES

Student-Operated Enterprises represent an exciting component of Berry’s premier student work experience program involving the development and ongoing operation of campus enterprises by student teams with a staff or faculty mentor/co-manager. These student-managed enterprises include businesses distinct to Berry; however students are also creating new enterprises based on their own areas of interest. Currently, fourteen enterprises are up and running.

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    UBER Journal

    Berry College announces the publication of the Undergraduate Business and Economics Research Journal (UBER Journal), with the fifth edition planned for spring 2014. The goal of the UBER Journal is to become one of the foremost outlets nationally for the publication of high-quality undergraduate research in business and economics, with original research from students across the nation.

    The journal is student-run, with a staff of Berry College undergraduates and a faculty advisor. All papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review, with student reviewers from Berry College.

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    VITA Program

    Berry's Campbell School of Business partners with the Internal Revenue Service to provide free tax preparation services for local residents through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

    Starting in late January or early February and continuing through April 15, a group of specially trained Berry students prepare tax returns for citizens of the city of Rome and Floyd county.  The students do not prepare returns during spring break.

    This program provides a wonderful experience for students," explained Dr. John Grout, dean of the Campbell School. "They gain important real-world experience and provide service to the community. Last year the program provided approximately $66,000 worth of  benefit to the community in tax preparation fees saved and earned income, child and education tax credits received by clients."  Targeted specifically toward individuals in lower income brackets, the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program is designed to ensure that all those who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) receive it.  

    Services are offered by appointment and walk-in.  Appointments can be made by calling 706-236-2233 or emailing freetaxes@berry.edu

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