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ERIC Number: EJ1136624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising and Professional Experience for Students Involved in an Information Systems Student Chapter
Snyder, Johnny; Carpenter, Don; Slauson, Gayla Jo; Skinner, Joe; Nash, Cole
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n6 p72-83 Dec 2012
Fundraising traditionally involves selling. This paper explores the merits of selling technology services provided by a technology oriented student club to members of a campus community. This club activity puts into practice learning theories presented in the literature. Beyond fundraising, this activity yields many additional benefits to the students and the institution. Student benefits include an active learning experience, intellectual synthesis joining theory and applications, and practical work experience. Institution benefits include student retention, technology repair services for the campus community and increased learning by the students involved. This fundraising activity gives participating students real-world experience that merits inclusion on their resumes and practice applying recently learned classroom knowledge in a realistic business setting.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail: publisher@isedj.org; Web site: http://isedj.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A