Last Sunday many of us facilitators helped work a silent auction in McNeely Hall to raise money and awareness for the Listening House. There were also many BUSN200 students that volunteered for the planning, prepping, and marketing of the event, as well as acting as hosts at the event itself. It seemed as though the students who volunteered genuinely enjoyed the time spent organizing, and definitely learned a lot of skills that will help them move forward as business proffessionals. It was also very exciting to see all the enthusiastic attendees bid on the amazing donated items that were up for auction!
The live auction was one of my favorite parts of the night. Guests would continuously bid in competition with each other, which made a good laugh for the rest of the crowd. The auction was a fun way to buy amazing items that were often bought for a much smaller amount than they would regularly be sold for, and the money raised for the Listening House made the spending much more rewarding.
I’m unsure of the exact dollar amount that was raised, but from the looks of it, the event was a great success!
Erin Smith- Facilitator
It has come to the end of the semester and sadly that means the end of another term for Business 200 as well. Looking forward at the next few weeks it is important that anyone who expects to pass the class makes sure that they have all their journals in and have attended all of the classes (or makeup). The Facilitators are hard at work trying to grade all of the posts and catalogue everything before turning all of the information over to Dr. Gorski. Anyone who does not have all their journals turned in by Study Monday will not pass the class. Please work with us and end the year on a good note.
Every semester, Busn200 students are required to attend a mid-term panel. The Panel consists of three or four executive leaders from non-profits in the area. Guess executives discuss the business functions of non-profits and give students an insight on what it’s like to work in a non-profit.
For many of our students, Busn200 is the first course that discusses the role of non-profits in business. This panel allows students to explore the business functions that are essential to the successful management of non-profits. During the panel discussion, students get a chance to ask questions and better grasp careers in non-profits. Panelists even share insights on their lifestyle and how their non-profit career impacts their lifestyle.
Along with this class three, the Mid-term panel provides undergraduate business students at UST the opportunity to consider careers in non-profit organizations.
Regardless of whether students pursue a career in a non-profits or for-profit, they graduate with the knowledge that their options are far from limited.