6 months ago
Students from Business Management Department UG III had a
busy week in the beginning of November, selling home made products, organic
foods and drinks and offering different services in the university campus. These
activities were undertaken in response to an assignment for Service Market class,
designed by the class lecturer Mamilan Rowf, to introduce the students to real
life market challenges and opportunities. Being divided into eight groups, each
group were given a $5 loan from their instructor to invest and asked to come up
with an idea to start a small business inside UKH campus and then to promote
their services and products.
This activity was designed in a way that the participating
students would practice the different functions of business such as planning,
negotiation skills, sales and providing customer services. All the daily
revenues were reinvested for the next day work until the end of the week.
The university campus was buzzing with students presenting
their own products and services and selling them to fellow students, staff and
guests. The smell of fresh Dolma
(cultural Kurdish food), sweets, organic pomegranate juice (Halabja Pomegranate),
and other homemade products were all over the place. There were also many places with diet planning schedules, flower selling booths
and quick sketch portraits.