CARLOS BALLESTEROSPROFESSOR. CEO SOCIAL BUSINESS GUIDANCE UNIT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Hello everyone. As an academic (professor at a Business School) I am concerned with the adequate training of the young people who will be the business leaders of tomorrow. University somehow has been accused of being de-linked with social problems. How we can show those students that outside the University's walls there are vulnerable people with concerns, living with difficulties. On the other side social entities and small firms does not trust on University to solve their problems because they consider it to have a theoretic approach.
Since 5 years ago, I am luckily (and I hope successfully) chairing a service learning initiative where business administration students help social entities with their managerial challenges. I consider it as a good example of "what unites us". therefore My proposal is to work on appropriate and innovative training methodologies (as e.g. service learning) at universities