|Course||BADM 1002: BADM 1002 22 First Year Development - (43434)|
BADM 1002 Section 22 (Spring 2019Traditional)
|Causes||Arts & Culture Civic Engagement Community Economic Development Education Food Insecurity, Hunger General Service Non-Profit Business Services Nutrition Older Adults Professional Development Research STEM Social Justice|
19 People | 22 Impacts | 79 Hours
I attended the session on sustainability and learned how entrepreneurship ventures can impact on community engagement. The presenter showed the case by introducing how GWU students currently went through with these related projects, and I’ve learned that sustainability actually covers more than what I’ve originally thought.
2) From 2:30-3:30 I spent my time listening to Dylan and Chloe talk about their own companies, CEC and LastCall. It was quite inspirational to see people I share a campus with affecting change in the world. I was able to more deeply appreciate the value of their community engagement because they were so passionate about their work and engaging with others.
2. I was at the Social Change and Good Business panel. I learned just how applicable community engagement can be to the business world. It's very possible to volunteer or work at a non-profit organization that can benefit the community, but still prepare you for a business career.
2. I was excused from the second session because of class, but from hearing from my classmates it seems that community engagement is a great way to learn hands-on business skills, while creating positive change in the environment.
The presentation that I found most impactful was the first presentation that talked about how millions of Americans face hunger every year while we waste millions of food every year. I think the presenter definitely embodied all of the qualities that we talked about in class about what makes a good business leader and how business can be used to serve a community. In this case, her team found a clever way to help reduce wasted food and feed those in need. I remember feeling amazed and thinking to myself that sometimes starting a business is as simple as saying what problem do I want to solve in society and working hard to come up with a clever solution.
I do not remember the specific name but I remember that I was really captivated by the session I attend. In my session, three students presented documentaries that they had filmed. The most impactful one was the documentary where a transgender sex worker described all of the challenges that she was facing. It was hard to hear and it definitely had the whole room sympathizing with the worker. The point I learned was that making peoples voices be heard is another way of helping the community.
2. I attended the Beyond Service: Social Change and Good Business. I thought that this was a really important session to attend because it discussed why and how we as future business leader need to be involved in the community. I also really liked this session because I was able to see the connection between the community service we did in class and how that relates to the need for Good Business. In addition, I learned that by volunteering, I can learn key business skills, such as communication, that can also help myself in my future business endeavors.
Another showcase presentation that I viewed was about how Ward 8 in southeast Washington D.C. is a food desert. I heard more about the great distances people have to walk in order to get to a grocery store and the struggle of carrying back bags for far too many family members. This food insecurity is something being stressed in a variety of different ways both here at GW and off-campus operations as well.
After hearing about these panels, I learned about some of of the ways I can get involved on campus in the GW community and give back. I'm so incredibly fortunate to be studying here at GW and I think partaking in community service and engagement efforts are a great way to help show how much I appreciate being a student here.
The presentation that was most impactful to myself was the first presentation about the food shortage which college students face. This hit close to me because I feel as the the dining options at here at GW are very limited and do not offer the best prices or availability. Running out of GWorld is a problem which many students face and this is because of the expense options we have on GWorld and the lack of a dining hall which offers many different options of food for a lower price. This could be easliy solved by GW, but it seems like the problem will be persistent for the rest of my years here at GW.
The session which I attended was the community engagement projects which were being presented by students. I thought it was very interesting to see how these students handled the different service sites which they worked at. One specifically that stood out to me was a service site similar to the one I worked at. The service site which the student I was talking to worked at was called Charlie's Place. The student seemed to do much of the same work as I did at SOME, but it was great to learn that there. Are many of these types of service sites which aid the community. This made me feel as though there is hope for the poverty in DC to decline.
2. I attended the Beyond Service: Social Change and Good Business session. The two panelists talked about social entrepreneurship and how the success of your business can impact the community in a positive way. I also learned that many non-profits can offer good work experience for a college student. Not only are you working on your skills for the business world, but also impacting the community you live in.
2) At 2:30- 3:30 I attended the business panel where we learnt about two businesses who were set up to impact the community in a positive way. I learnt about how a GWSB student can use community engagement in order to create a business which can then impact the community in a positive way. The business I enjoyed in particular was the cheap and very high quality meals which we could receive through this business.