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Strome College of Business

Community Engagement & Recruitment

Commitment to Community

Our college is committed to ensuring that our students establish solid connections to the local and regional community, including service learning/community service, customized projects, and mentoring relationships. As one of our strategic objectives, the college is commited to establishing and maintaining strong connections with the community - local, regional, national, and international. Consistent with that commitment, the college's faculty, students, and staff are engaged in strong community partnerships that form the foundation for organizing the application of our expertise and energies to promote community well-being, provide student internships and mentoring opportunities, and offer continuing business and government education.



Community Connection Highlights


Cox Communications Small Business Growth Academy

Would you like to learn how to market your business, increase revenue, and enhance your management skills? Learn how in this eight-week program designed for women, minority and veteran-owned businesses!


Dean's Executive Advisory Council

The Dean's Executive Advisory Council (EAC) is made up of individuals from private and/or public sectors who provide a source of guidance and support for the academic leadership of the SCB.


Executive Mentoring Program

Are you interested in partnering with successful executives, entrepreneurs, and public sector leaders who can help you further develop personal growth and provide professional networking?


Open4Business Program

Companies and non-profits can sign up to take advantage of faculty-led student projects in a wide variety of areas, such as digital marketing, selling to the government, exporting, and finance.


Strome Partners

Our partnerships help create closer ties to the business community, the future employers of our graduates. They provide support for scholarships, experiential real-world learning opportunities, research, and many other enterprising initiatives that advance excellence in business education.


Strome Insights

The "Strome Insights" webinar series will focus on (1) skills development, (2) faculty research, and (3) current topics and offer 3-4 webinars each semester featuring Strome faculty. The general format of these webinars will be approximately 25-30 minutes of presentation followed by questions and answers, with a focus on a limited number of actionable takeaways.



"Real-world business experience, understanding the challenges and dynamics of working on a team solving complex problems, and positive exposure to local business leaders and organizations...this is what colleges of business should strive to give their students."

- Michael Griffin, MBA '12; Students on Site participant



Recruiting at ODU

Corporate partnerships fuel our students knowledge and experience. They recruit from Strome to solve their biggest problems and advance business!

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!