The idea of “plugging in” to a community can mean so many different things to each individual person. In Hebrews 10:24-25, the Bible tells us “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (New Living Translation). To the faculty and staff here at the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business, plugging in to our community means creating connections with your professors and other students that help to motivate you in both your professional and spiritual walks. It means providing our students with a time to reach out and meet other people to encourage and receive encouragement from. It means being part of our “Jabs Business” community where our students can learn, grow, and truly blossom into the person that God has planned for them.
The faculty and staff try our best to host as many events as possible throughout each semester that give students the opportunity to become part of this community and get as involved as they desire. The first event of the Spring 2017 semester was our “Plug into Community” event that we held on January 18, 2017 in the School of Business lobby. Jabs professors came together with Jabs students during this event that provided students with the first of many opportunities to network and build relationships with peers and mentors. Ian Lambooy, a freshman marketing major, while talking about the event said, “It was a good event because it was practical, helpful and professional.”
Aside from the networking, students were also offered the opportunity to enjoy some free food, courtesy of the Jabs Business community, and win some great prizes. Students were asked to fill out a survey of simple questions such as “What class would you want to see in the School of Business?” in order to enter their name into the raffle for the prizes. These surveys gave some great feedback to the Jabs School of Business for future events, classes and improvements. Prizes such as a CBU duffel bag, CBU lanyards, CBU water bottles, and CBU athletic gym bags were up-for-grabs during this event. The faculty and staff are overall excited about future opportunities we plan to offer our students to connect with us and look forward to getting to know the incredible students we are blessed with at the Robert K. Jabs School of Business.
Written by Carissa Williamson; Paul Olsen contributed to this post