BADM 1002 29 First Year Development




1. The showcase presentation I attended was about the issue of recently incarcerated people trying to find jobs after being released from jail or prison. When these former inmates cannot find employment due to employers not trusting them they have no way to support themselves . This usually leads to them breaking the law again and ending up incarcerated again, thus creating a vicious cycle. I found this most impactful because I once participated in a community service engagement program where we helped provide supplies for an organization that provided support and career coaching for recently released inmates.
2. The session that I attended from 2:30 - 3:30 was with Chloe King who presented about her company Last Call. Something new that I learned about community engaged scholarship is that when community members band together to tackle an issue such as world hunger, obscure things such as unused food can help battle this issue. When many minds come together, out of the box thinking can lead to great ideas that better the community.
1) One of the presentations I attended to that I felt stood out to me was Interpersonal Communication. This topic attracts me most at the very first beginning. Interpersonal Communication is important in every area. I asked some questions to the presenter about how to achieve more comfortable and effective communication with people. She said, at first, you should understand, polite and smile are the key points of the communication; second, you should catch more opportunities to communicate with people; and then you will finally know better how to deal with different kinds of people.
2) The second session I attended is held by Chloe King who presented on her company named Last Call. Her company is about to help solving the food waste issue. I never noticed there are such a huge number of waste before. Food waste is a really important issue nowadays. I hope it could draw more and more attentions by people.
1. The first section I attended is interpersonal communication. I talked to the presenter about how to communicate in a business-professional situation. She told me it is really important because it will give a first impression of a person's characteristic.
2. The second presenter was Chloe King. Her most appealing idea to me is that every single person's idea in a company is the same important, no matter you are a manager or a common staff.
1) I attended a presentation with students from the school of media and public affairs. It was with three students who each presented their own documentary that they directed and produced. It was very impactful to me especially because I am interested in filmmaking myself. Also, I noticed just how well done the documentaries were and how much time and effort went into the making of them. The one that really spoke to me was one about the previous GW SA president and her journey.
2) I attended the Chloe King session about her company, Last Call. For my personal community engagement project we worked with the office of sustainability so this was a really interesting presentation for me. I also learned that a lot of restaurant food simply goes to waste. There are still a lot of simple problems out there that have simple solutions that anyone can solve.
1. The showcase that was most impactful to me was the capstone online journalism in room 301. This was three people who presented documentaries on three very distinct and different things. They went through the process of filming a documentary and then displayed on topics such as the first female Asian SA president, a trans sex worker, and the Catholic priest scandal. It was exciting hearing how these related to service because it gave a voice to the people and impacted many communities and demonstrated why we need assistance.

2. I attended the session that went from 2:30 to 3:30 about asset community service. In this, I learned about community engagement scholarship and how that it is a legit avenue for success. The man presented on his nonprofit consulting group which helps nonprofits with many challenging business ideas and allows to focus these nonprofits on concentrating on giving back. There are many nonprofits in the DC area, and by assisting them, it makes you feel good and looks great on a resume. It seems like an often looked over opportunity because many founders of nonprofit have immense connections. The most exciting part is how the presenter came up with this project. He took his love for nonprofits and his passion for consulting and wanted to do something. He thought it wasn’t going to go anywhere, and then one faculty came and believed in him, and it has been growing ever since. A simple idea from a small group of people can make a huge difference.
1) One of the many presentations I listened to that I felt stood out to me was Clothing Success. Where the creator of the slideshow went and worked at Martha's Outfitters to help outfit people without business suits or business clothing. The reason this stood out to me the most was because she said that 70% of interviewers will base their views off your apparel.
2) The session I attended was with Chloe King who showed us that you don't need to have your life straight your freshman year and as long as you are willing to work you will find what you love to do. Her presentation taught me that even a small idea like having companies sell their over made food for a low price to help people in need can change communities.
1. One presentation that really stood out to me was on the difficulty that previously incarcerated people face when finding a job. There is such a stigma behind this group of people, that are systemically oppressed by a bad cycle of incarceration rates and inability to support themselves due to the fact that nobody will hire them. This was something that I was somewhat aware of previously, but the research this presenter had was quite unique and showed a new perspective.

2. The second session I attended was with Chloe King, the founder of Last Call. Food waste is such a large problem across our world, especially in DC. It was such a good example of how they saw an issue in their local community and worked hard to solve it. I thought it was truly inspiring and I definitely learned a lot!
1) I attended the scholarly genealogy of employment and criminal records as my showcase presentation and it had the most impact because it completely related to what the organization my group and I worked with for our community engagement process. The organization is focusing on ridding the hiring process of checking the box for past criminal records to avoid any sort of discrimination. The number one problem they have encountered, however, is that people hire with a racial discrimination set, assuming the criminal record status of an individiual based on the color of their skin.
2) The session that I attended was with Chloe King, who presented on her company, Last Call, which was a company that promoted the unsold food from restaurants and given to the community. I learned that half of the food that restaurants use in their place ends up going to waste and in the garbage and in total, 40% of the food produced in the US is wasted. There are so many opportunities to provide many members of the community with food that is just being wasted.
Symposium Questions for Class Credit
Question #1 Which showcase presentation was most impactful to you and why? (Be sure to upload a picture)
Question #2 Which of the six sessions did you attend from 2:30-3:30? In your session, what was something new your learned about community engaged scholarship?
Hello BADM 1002 Students! If you need help finding a place to serve this link from the Nashman Center has multiple pages of organizations that GW Students have served with in Community Engaged Classes there are also links to each community partner's website so you can learn more about the organization and opportunities that they have for service feel free to reach out if you have any questions.