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How the University of Akron College of Business Administration partnered with Knack to support student success amid COVID-19.

How do you support students in a pandemic?

When COVID-19 thrust colleges and universities into a digital-only environment, Knack began offering the platform for free. In March 2020, the University of Akron College of Business Administration took advantage of this offer to not only virtualize their existing tutors, but expand and scale coverage. 

Impact preview: 

  • 267% more courses covered for tutoring.
  • 565+ student tutoring hours booked during its first semester. 
  • 100% satisfaction rating amongst students!

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"Many students have lost their jobs as wait staff in restaurants and bars, as well as other areas, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Knack is one way we can help them replace lost earnings by creating their own job. It is a chance for students to see what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in a low-risk environment. What a great career and life lesson this could turn out to be for them!"

Susan Hanlon, Dean of the College of Business at The University of Akron

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