Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Business leader shares words of wisdom with OU-C students



Tom Johnson, owner and chief executive of Two Roasting Joes coffee company, recently shared his insights with students in a business management technology class taught by OU-C faculty member Greg-Victor Obi.

Johnson talked about his experiences as a business professional and the challenges of running a small business. He also demonstrated how coffee is roasted and the sealing process of “Joe Cups,” the single-serving version of his blend.

These types of experiences, in which students have the opportunity to interact with individuals in their future professions, are invaluable in preparing Chillicothe Campus students for their careers.

“It has been part of my teaching practice in my previous employments to bring actual world practice into the classroom hence I often invite practitioners from the industry to my classes as guest speakers,” Obi said. “This practice I have found helps bridge the gap between the theory and concepts we teach in the classroom and learning from practical experience of practitioners. It also, in my experience, helps foster a stronger bond between the campus and the community as these speakers are often local small business owners.”

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