“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may
Involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin, Honorary W&M Alumnus
In 1727, Franklin formed the first Junto (pronounced “juhn-toh”), a club dedicated to mutual improvement. Although Franklin was just 21-years-old at the time, the idea sparked great interest among his contemporaries. The group’s nucleus of revolutionary thinkers lasted 40 years, spawning the American Philosophical Society along the way.
Today, the Mason School of Business pays tribute to this style of learning with the Global Business Juntos. These student-led groups are specifically designed to:
- Give students more control over their education
- Apply concepts from the core curriculum to current business conditions
- Integrate meaningful leadership opportunities
- Increase interaction by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas
Choose a topic you’re passionate about, work with colleagues to dig deep and analyze information, and learn to lead through self-guided meetings and presentations.