By Brian L. Thomas
The Cardinal Corner is no stranger to Saint Mary’s University students. As the only student-operated business on campus, the Cardinal Corner has served as a perfect hands-on learning project for business majors for the past two years. Students are able to incorporate a business plan, promote new products and account for revenue, while working at the small stand in the basement of the Toner Center.
Each semester, students take on the responsibility of operating the Cardinal Corner and donate profits to a worthy cause. Like many organizations and events in the SMU community this year, they decided to embrace one of their own, Sabrina Bushlack. Bushlack is a Saint Mary’s student who was severely injured in a car accident this past summer. In light of her recovery and return to the SMU community, she inspired a campus-wide “Strong is the New Beautiful” campaign to support her family.
The Cardinal Corner is an integral part of the MG315 Entrepreneurship course. Students in the course are divided into teams within the class and take turns running the store throughout the week.
The store sells a variety of products like SMU apparel, coffee mug, notebooks and much more. To contribute to their efforts, there will be a final store sale on Friday, April 26.