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Unlocking Opportunities: The Importance of Summer Internships

By: Logan Goldenberg Summer is upon us, and while it’s a great time for vacations and relaxation, it’s also the prime season for something equally exciting: internships! Summer internships are a crucial step in the journey toward professional development and leadership. Let’s dive into why these experiences are so important and why you should start...

Client Case Study | Echo Caribbean Foundation

Written by Jennifer Weasner ‘23, Project Manager of Marketing & Communications  Alvernia University’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Fellows of Marketing, Logan Goldenberg and Joseph Fragale, collaborated to work on a strategic marketing and communications plan for the Echo Caribbean Foundation throughout the Spring semester. The Echo Caribbean Foundation, owned by Jammy Alexis...

Experiential Learning: Insights from Brianna and Max

By Logan Goldenberg  Welcome to Alvernia University’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship blog! We pride ourselves on being a student-run business consulting firm that not only aids local businesses but also nurtures the future leaders of tomorrow. Today, we’re excited to share insights from two of our dedicated team members: Brianna Schneider, an...

O’Pake’s Impact on Graduating Fellows

By: Dane Sabarese , Fellow of communications As the weather gets warmer, Alvernia University and the O’Pake Institute for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship say goodbye to fourteen of our best and brightest young minds as they prepare to enter the real world and start their professional careers after Commencement. The O’Pake Institute aims to accelerate...

Celebrating Mom-and-Pop Business Owners

By Logan Goldenberg As March 29th approaches, we are reminded of the invaluable contributions made by mom-and-pop businesses to our communities. These small, family-owned enterprises are the backbone of our local economy, enriching the fabric of our neighborhoods with their unique charm, personalized service and unwavering dedication. At Alvernia University’s O’Pake Institute, our mission is...

Exploring Leap Day: A Journey Through Time

By Logan Goldenberg, Fellow of Marketing Welcome to the O’Pake Institute Blog! Today, we delve into the fascinating world of Leap Day—a curious phenomenon that adds a splash of excitement to our calendars every four years. Our journey begins with insights from two esteemed members of the Alvernia University faculty, Professor Jamie Becker and Professor...
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