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Episode 46: Preparing Students for the New Economy
Anticipating rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to new economy majors that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused. These new economy majors break down traditional boundaries and open students up to a new world of possibilities. In this episode of Intersections: the RIT Podcast, Ian Mortimer, vice president for Enrollment Management; Steven Carnovale, assistant professor of supply chain management; and Dan Johnson, professor of packaging science, discuss the importance of offering majors that ensure successful outcomes while meeting the ever-changing needs of a new, and evolving, economy.

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