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Induction2007 Mkt4242

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Induction2007 Mkt4242

  1. 1. Service Learning Volunteering & MKT4242
  2. 2. Welcome to Service Learning! <ul><li>Combining academic study, service to the community and personal growth! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Education </li></ul>
  4. 4. Volunteering <ul><li>Motivations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helps to gain practical experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>looks good on a CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gives you something to talk about during the interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>put your passion into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make contacts & meet new friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>give something back to the community </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Things to consider <ul><li>Why do you want to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How much expenses are involved? </li></ul><ul><li>How much time do you realistically have? </li></ul><ul><li>What difficulties are you likely to face? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Middlesex Community Volunteering Programme MKT4242 Service Learning / Volunteer Marketing Project
  7. 7. What is it all about? Community Service/ Volunteering Academic Learning Project
  8. 8. Example <ul><li>When students remove trash from a riverbed: it’s a service to the community </li></ul><ul><li>When students remove trash from a riverbed & analyse what they found & share the results and offer suggestions how to reduce the trash & reflect on the experience: that is service-learning ! </li></ul>from National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
  9. 9. MKT4242 advantages <ul><li>Rich, real-life learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Project based; individually supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Counts towards your degree </li></ul><ul><li>Make contacts and network (!) </li></ul><ul><li>+ all the advantages of volunteering! </li></ul>
  10. 10. MKT4242 <ul><li>Replaces MKT4001 on any Marketing MA </li></ul><ul><li>You must complete a relevant project during the year </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>no weekly lectures (but individual supervision) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assessment <ul><li>Project Proposal (10%) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Blog (20%) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Report (70%) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Important steps! <ul><li>Find a suitable charity </li></ul><ul><li>Contact them & discuss your project idea </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the Service Learning Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Start your work! </li></ul><ul><li>You must attend MKT4001 until your Service Learning Agreement has been accepted! </li></ul>

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