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    Success from Silicon Valley to Scranton

    Melissa Wright, Esq., is a faculty specialist in business law and the director of the Entrepreneurship Program.
    May 29, 2018

    Melissa Wright, Esq., is a faculty specialist in business law and the director of the Entrepreneurship Program. Before coming to The University of Scranton, Melissa Wright practiced law for more than 10 years, much of which was spent in Silicon Valley in California, working with entrepreneurial startup companies. Now she brings those experiences to the classroom, helping students to understand the skills and thinking that go into business success.

    On quality students

    “Our students are very hard working, very dedicated and very interested in learning

    and doing their best. For me, it is so rewarding to work with students who are so engaged and involved.”

    On mentoring relationships

    “Our small classes allow me to get to know my students and for them to get to know
    me. I’ve had students who are interested in going to law school who I’m able to talk
    with and mentor. Here, you’re able to work one-on-one with students and form those close relationships.”

    On active learning

    “Scranton students do a lot of on-the-ground learning as they engage with the community. Students collaborate with local businesses on professional projects. In our
    entrepreneurship program, students engage in business planning competitions, they
    visit with local business leaders and they study abroad to look at entrepreneurship in
    different parts of the world.”

     

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