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Title: MBC and the Community Together

MBC and the Community Together
  • How Non-Profits Can Work Together with Mary
    Baldwin College

What is Civic Engagement?
  • Civic engagement means working to make a
    difference in the civic life of our communities
    and developing the combination of knowledge,
    skills, values and motivation to make that
    difference. It means promoting the quality of
    life in a community, through both political and
    non-political processes.1
  • 1 Thomas Ehrlich, Ed. Civic Responsibility and
    Higher Education, Phoenix Oryx Press, 2000, vi.

Mary Baldwin Colleges Commitment to Civic
  • Quality Enhancement Plan (The QEP--part of our
    reaccreditation by SACS)
  • The new Spencer Center for Civic and Global
  • New emphasis in the curriculum and in EVERY
    major at MBC!

Service Learning vs. Community Service
  • From Learning Through Serving A Student
    Guidebook to Service-Learning Across the
  • Service-Learning Students engage in community
    service activities with intentional academic and
    learning goals and opportunities for reflection
    that connect to their academic disciplines.
  • Community Service Students Engage in activities
    to meet actual community needs as an integrated
    aspect of the curriculum

  • Connect course content with actual experience
  • The point is for students to grow their skills
    and knowledge because they are bringing their
    capabilities to REAL WORLD problems, and benefit
    the community in the meantime.
  • Give and Take Relationship

  • Students engage in community service activities
    with intentional academic and learning goals and
    opportunities for reflection that connect to
    their academic disciplines.
  • Service-Learning Community-Based Learning

Standard and Combined Majors at MBC
  • Art (History)
  • Art (Studio)
  • Arts Managament
  • Biochemistry (BA or BS)
  • Biology (BA or BS)
  • Business Administration (BA or BS)
  • Chemistry (BA or BS)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics (BA or BS)
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics (BA or BS)
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (BA or BS)
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Anthropology/Sociology
  • Applied Mathematics (BA or BS)
  • Arts Management
  • Asian Studies
  • Computer Science/Mathematics (BA or BS)
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Relations
  • Marketing Communication
  • Philosophy/Religion
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Sociology/Psychology
  • Sociology/Social Work

Minors at MBC
  • African-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art (History)
  • Art (Studio)
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • French
  • Health Care Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services
  • Latin-American Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Marketing Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Ministry
  • Music
  • Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Religion
  • Sociology

How can my organization fit into many different
  • Think outside the box
  • Can you use marketing help? What about
    statistical analysis of data? How about oral
    histories of people involved with your
    organization? There are many different ways to
    engage students, even outside or your main focus

Tips for engaging students
  • Flexible hours
  • Meaningful work
  • Well organized/coordinated work
  • Work with people/clients
  • Ability to see outcome of work (in some form)
  • Ability to use special skills/talents
  • Ability to be creative

Things to do on campus
  • Be a guest speaker on campus
  • Help host a film or discussion
  • Bring important issues to our attention
  • Tap into one of our annual programs (VWIL service
    day, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, etc.)

What we need from you
  • Fill out a form (or multiple forms) for various
    volunteer activities with your organization
  • Send or bring us brochures, mission statements,
    contact information, and other helpful materials

Community Service Fair Tuesday, January 15
  • Fill out a form to participate in a Community
    Service Fair during the Fall semester each year.
  • Its a great way to connect with students AND
    faculty and to get more volunteers at your

My Contact Info
  • Director of Civic Engagement
  • civicengagement_at_mbc.edu
  • or 887-7111

Internships at MBC
  • Rosemarie Sena Center
  • Career Development Services

Presentation Agenda
  • Reasons Students Participate
  • Internship Program at MBC
  • Ways to Find an Internship
  • Strategies for Success
  • How to get connected with MBC internships

Reasons Students Participate in Internships
  • Test drive a career choice (w/o permanent
  • Build resumes
  • Gain practical experience in a potential career
  • Cultivate new skills
  • Learn about all facets of an organization
  • Develop a professional network and cultivate
  • Prepare for Graduate School
  • Some MBC majors require the completion of an

MBC Majors that Require Internships
  • Arts Management
  • Business Administration
  • Art (Studio) Interior Design emphasis
  • Communication
  • Health Care Administration
  • Marketing/Communication
  • Psychology
  • Leadership (minor)

Internship Program at MBC
  • MBC emphasis on experiential learning
  • 287 Exploratory Internship (related to a
  • 387 More specific, career training (related to
  • Must have faculty approval/sponsorship to receive
    academic credit
  • 50 hrs of work 1 credit hour
  • May be paid or unpaid
  • May be completed in any location
  • May be completed in fall or spring semesters, May
    Term, or during the summer
  • May begin the summer after freshman year

Ways to Find an Internship
  • Networking
  • Internet Searches Web Sites
  • Career Fairs
  • Job Internship Newsletter
  • Library Resources
  • Contact companies or organizations you already
    know about
  • MonsterTrak database

Strategies for Student Success Be A Good Intern
  • Show up on time
  • Call if you are going to be absent (or late)
  • Carry out work assignments in a conscientious
  • Be aware of expectations office culture
  • Communicate and establish positive relationships
    with employees
  • Meet deadlines
  • Be professional
  • Maintain confidentiality code of ethics
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the
  • Dress appropriately
  • Show initiative and interest in your work
  • Treat it like a real job

Strategies for a Successful Partnership
  • Maintain contact with the Career Development
    office/Julie Chappell
  • Keep profile updated in MonsterTrak
  • Submit current postings in the JIN or MBC daily
  • Provide meaningful learning experiences and
    feedback to students
  • Serve as a networking and referral source to
    students, as appropriate

How to Get Connected with MBC Internships
  • Fill out an intern request form or contact Julie
  • Join the MonsterTrak database through MBC
  • Submit postings to the Job Internship
  • Participate in a Career Fair

Contact Information
  • Julie Chappell
  • Director of Career Development Services
  • Rosemarie Sena Center
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Staunton, VA 24401
  • jchappel_at_mbc.edu
  • (540) 887-7225

Group Activity
  • Divide into small groups
  • Brainstorm as indicated on the handout
  • Report back to the larger group

  • Thank you for your participation today and for
    your interest in Mary Baldwin College!
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