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The design and merchandising fields lend themselves to an array of extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate students. These extracurricular activities often highlight students’ abilities in design and merchandising such as: student-run fashion shows, life and style concept publications, intern/externships, and freelance design work. Motivated, hardworking undergraduate students who seek employment in design and merchandising often take advantage of these opportunities. There is however, a key area of experience often missing from design and merchandising education, community service engagement. A unique opportunity presents itself to fill the gap of service learning among undergraduate design and merchandising students. In design and merchandising degree programs typical majors include: fashion design, merchandising management, interior design, and housing studies. In this distinctive consortium of majors students have the opportunity to apply educational competencies to the non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity (H4H).

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Putting Education to Good Use: Undergraduate Volunteering at a Non-Profit Organization

The design and merchandising fields lend themselves to an array of extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate students. These extracurricular activities often highlight students’ abilities in design and merchandising such as: student-run fashion shows, life and style concept publications, intern/externships, and freelance design work. Motivated, hardworking undergraduate students who seek employment in design and merchandising often take advantage of these opportunities. There is however, a key area of experience often missing from design and merchandising education, community service engagement. A unique opportunity presents itself to fill the gap of service learning among undergraduate design and merchandising students. In design and merchandising degree programs typical majors include: fashion design, merchandising management, interior design, and housing studies. In this distinctive consortium of majors students have the opportunity to apply educational competencies to the non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity (H4H).

 

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