Prospective and current UT students will soon be able to view the interior of the McCombs School of Business building without having to physically step inside it.
A virtual tour featuring pictures and videos of the business school will be available in March for students to access. Finance juniors Nicole Logan and Sunny Das helped push the virtual tour initiative as business school representatives in UT’s Student Government.
Logan said the virtual tour will be available on the McCombs School website and the business admissions website as soon as the videos are edited.
“These videos are going to serve as an online tour for prospective students who do not have the ability to travel to see McCombs or for students to look at the different resources when they are comparing different schools,” Logan said.
Das, who is an out-of-state student from Rochester, N.Y., said he intends for the virtual tour to enable students to view facilities available to them.
Logan said the virtual tour evolved from an initiative she began working on last semester that was originally a series of videos which featured current UT students describing areas around the McCombs School of Business.
“My platform when running for business representative was to increase freshmen involvement, so that was the main intent of these videos,” Logan said.
Freshmen business students offered their own perspectives on the benefits of the virtual tour.
“I think it’s pretty cool because the business school has lots to offer, but it gets confusing,” business honors freshman Hoai Truong said.
Business freshman Alex Nam said virtual depictions could aid students, particularly freshmen, in navigating the business school.
“I think it will give a good idea about what the place looks like,” Nam said.
Das said that he intends on expanding the virtual tour to include more areas around campus. He said the process of taking pictures and videos around the business school took only a day, and the process would be repeatable around the rest of campus.
“I think these videos are going to be a great thing for McCombs,” Logan said. ”They show all of the great things McCombs has to offer and will really help draw students to our school. This is an initiative I am so excited about.”
Printed on Tuesday, February 2, 2013 as: Students create virtual tour of business school