Students in Tom Gidley‘s Writing and Rhetoric class were surprised when they learned that they would have the option to engage in a powerful real-world learning experience, writing business proposals for G Tech, one of Rhode Island’s largest firms. Students in Professor Gidley’s class could choose to work as members of a team in developing a persuasive proposal from start to finish. “Students learned to gather information, organize ideas, and work collaboratively,” explained Professor Gidley.
Writing and Rhetoric students Avery Broccoli and Beth-Anne Tremaine developed projects that were so impressive that they were selected for paid internships in the Business Proposal Department. According to URI President David Dooley, such real-world learning experiences helps advance URI’s important role in stimulating economic development in the State of Rhode Island.