My future plans do not include a job in higher education, but I can say I gained a great mentor in this field that puts the students first in the university. Additionally, I will work as a DOG DAYS orientation leader over the summer, something Jessica did for 12 summers, and will be able to share the Food Security Project with new students.
Additionally, I appreciated Jessica’s attention to detail in the planning process and the way she was consistently seeking to improve. I also learned that a complete democracy on a planning committee is not always possible, which then requires quick decision making skills need to be employed. I definitely have a stronger commitment to punctuality and clear, concise and consistent communication.
My only complaint from this service-learning assignment would be the lack of time spent in the office and involvement in the planning and promotion of more general student affairs projects. There were several campaigns that Jessica was a part of including “Month of Love”, but it was more difficult to make these events. I was also hoping that we could work more on the other initiatives of the Food Security Project, like the RDH complimentary meals.