Students excited to serve at USU Business Week
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 03:10
This week, students in the Huntsman School of Business are providing opportunities for the whole university to see what their college has to offer and how they can give back.
ASUSU Business Senator Steven Mortensen said this year’s Business Week has a more focused purpose than in years past.
“All programs that the university does are to help students get involved and go beyond the classroom and enrich their education,” Mortenson said. “Specifically, Business Week is important because it’s an opportunity for students to find their niche and get involved.”
Matthew Miles, a senior in accounting and the professional development representative on the Business Council, said being involved in Business Week has been a rewarding experience.
“Getting involved is just as valuable as obtaining an education at a university,” Miles said. “I feel so passionate about that. So many opportunities, so many doors have been opened to me because I was involved outside of the classroom.”
Both Miles and Mortenson said the service project is one part of Business Week they really look forward to.
The projects this year are writing letters to thank donors as well as folding paper flowers, writing letters of encouragement and sewing eye masks for patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
“It is a good opportunity to thank our donors because what they do for our school is kind of important,” Arshak Papazjan, a junior in business administration and member of the Business Council, said. “If it was not for them, the business school would not be what it is now.”
This year the opportunities for service will be at four locations around campus — the business building, the Taggart Student Center, the Merril-Cazier Library and the LDS institute. Mortenson said last year they had more than 1,200 hours of service donated during this event and are hoping to do even more this year.
“I feel like most students have a desire to give back but struggle to find ways how,” Miles said. “Our service project gives students that opportunity to share their time and talents to help those in need.”
Miles said in addition to the service project, he is excited for the club expo because the organizations within the business school have helped him prepare for the future.
“The reason I am passionate about this club expo is because it gives every club and organization in the business school a chance to promote their club and share how the club has benefited them specifically,” Miles said.
Miles accredits one of the organizations in the business school as the reason he will have an internship and a job after graduation.