One of the primary lessons to be gained through Business 200 is the impact that it has with the community around Saint Thomas. Saint Thomas is well known throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota in general as being a great school that instills a sense of leadership and morality within its students but Business 200 also allows students to actually show the community the skills that they pick up at Saint Thomas. Whether it is an internship at Finnegans or doing the accounting for a local nonprofit this program presents the opportunity for students to give back to those surrounding Saint Thomas in a way that is beneficial to the non-profits involved, the community, and themselves. While many students may just see this program as another time commitment needed for graduation, I see it as a gateway to take the blessings we receive at this institution and share them with others. No matter what the service is, we are given the ability to help better the lives of human beings and in doing so we have the chance to grow ourselves.
Dylan Bakken~BUSN 200 Facilitator