Kara Brascia, Director of Service Learning, shouts from the rooftops about the efforts of Christine Moore and her students from COMM 279 “Public Relations Campaigns”.
“They were recognized by the Governor on May 5th for their “Volunteer to Career” campaign, which promoted among college students that volunteering raises their chances of being hired by 27%. Christine’s students were highly engaged in their learning, and gained meaningful hands-on experiences– and they were really into it.
It was great to hear about Christine Moore and her successful example of integrating active learning and community engagement.”
The Service-Learning Program is eager to support and promote this kind of high impact teaching and learning.
More on the event from Renee Bade, Idaho Department of Labor:
Public Relations Students Present to Lt. Governor Brad Little & IDOL Director Ken Edmunds
Serve Idaho recently teamed up with public relations students from Boise State University and Idaho State University for a “Volunteer to Career” campaign. The goal of the campaign was to educate college-age students, that volunteering raises their chances of being hired by 27%, to inform them where to find volunteer opportunities and to get them out volunteering. Each university targeted their own campus for the duration of the spring semester.
On May 5th, students reported the results of their campaigns at the capitol building to Lt. Governor Brad Little, Director of the Idaho Department of Labor Kenneth Edmunds and Serve Idaho. The students were then awarded certificates of accomplishment from Lt. Governor Little.
The students accomplished a lot with the budget they were given. Serve Idaho website visitors increased anywhere from 53% to 137% in their areas of operation. The students did a great job working with Serve Idaho and both campuses are significantly more knowledgeable about the benefits of volunteering after the campaign.