Midlands State University Marketing Management students from both the Harare and Gweru campuses have donated equipment worth of US $4000 which will be used to equip a Creative Arts Studio. The studio will be set up under the Marketing Management Department and become a platform for students to produce advertisements and corporate videos in line with industry demands. The equipment includes 2 desktop computers, 1 audio mixer, 2 colour printers, 2 DVD players, 2 monitors, 10 flash sticks, 2 sound monitors, 3 microphones and 1 digital camera.
The goods were handed over to the Marketing Management Department and Faculty of Commerce authorities on the 31st of July 2019 at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Gweru. Student representative Richard Maodzeka expressed gratitude to the University for providing a platform through which they can be innovative, adding that the relationship that has been established through such initiatives has to be nurtured for the benefit of future generations.
‘The ball has been set by the University and we should strive to go a notch up. We would like to see the Marketing Management facilities look different from the rest and to do that we had to approach various institutions who came on board either financially, materially, emotionally and otherwise as part of their corporate social responsibility,’ he said.
Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Dr Zachary Tambudzai said it is good that the students have adopted the University culture, which the Faculty of Commerce will continue to instill in all its new students.
‘On behalf of the University and the Faculty of Commerce, we would like to thank you and we hope even after you have completed your studies, this collaboration we enjoy today will continue to exist’, he said.
The Department has over the years been receiving donations from its students, which are all aimed at uplifting the standard of its facilities and creating marketers par excellence. The handover ceremony was attended by students, lecturers as well as the leadership of the Faculty of Commerce.