Pandemic Pivot: Business Students Open Pop-Up Panini Stand

Alec Itzaina and Madhav Makadia had to be there when the first panini was served.

A year ago, they were among the 16 Manning School of Business students in the Internship for Entrepreneurship course preparing to open “After Hours,” a student-run venture that would offer late-night fare on weekends at University Suites’ Hawk’s Nest Cafe.

After months of planning, everything was coming together for the grand opening in late March. But then, of course, COVID-19 shut down the campus.

Students line up outside University Suites for panini sandwiches from After Hours, a pop-up stand run by business students in the Internship for an Entrepreneurship course. Photo Credit