Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Skills Obtained From Service Learning

In completing this project, I have learned some new skills that I will put into use during the rest of my school year and my career. I have learned the skill of patience when working with others that are not as technologically advanced as you. I have also learned that working with others can make you aware of things out of your scope of vision. Service learning helps you put things in perspective and teaches people to use their knowledge to help others.

This project relates to the learning objectives of the course because it taught us how to put the skills we learned in class about professional writing and use them to help others. Service-learning relates to my long term career goals because some service-learning projects are events and I could use my event planning knowledge to volunteer to plan these events for others in need.

Advice for Future Students

For students taking Professional Writing, I would recommend paying attention to everything the instructor has to say. This class has offered me many useful tips on becoming more professional in my writing and my online identity. I would recommend this class to any person who wants to get a better idea of how to market themselves to future employers. It also gives you a different look at how things are run in your chosen career field and how you can prepare yourself to be a step ahead of others seeking the job you are trying to obtain. This was a wonderful class and I wish the instructor and the other students the best of luck.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What I Have Learned Through My Service Learning Project

Working with this non-profit organization has taught me a few things. The Southside Community Kitchen helps many different people. I have learned that non-profit organizations need all the help they can get. The people that volunteer at these organizations have full-time jobs, families, and other obligations that take up their time. Volunteering for these organizations is a great way to help others. I have learned this community based organization feeds hungry children living in Lansing, MI. They also help the senior citizens who may not have the means to feed themselves. This organization is available for anyone in the area who may not be able to feed themselves and gives people an opportunity to receive at least one good meal a day.

I have a different idea of the Lansing community after working with the Southside Community Kitchen. I didn't realize how many people they help and how many people in Lansing need this type of help. I think this is a great organization that helps as many people as they are able too and I hope to continue working with them in the future.