Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
I got to major in social work which is all about making the world a better place. Because of my major I got to have so many hands on experiences with different populations. My biggest experience was my 440 hour practicum I was able to do with Representative Joe Gallegos. I was actually able to help him form policy that will reintroduce social workers into the Oregon school system.
Working for the CCE for four years also helped me make the world a better place; it was basically my job to do just that. I was able to work with so many incredible students in the community. I was able to teach cooking, form an elementary explorers club, and do tons of fun arts and craft activities thanks to my time at the CCE. When I look back I have so many incredible memories because of my work there. I don’t think I would be where I am today without the CCE.
How were you able to use your academics at Pacific to “make the world a better place”?
Well thanks to all the amazing academic experience Pacific gave me I was awarded a Fulbright to Thailand. I now get to live my dream of being a teacher in my favorite place ever for a year. I know with the skills I have learned in social work and through personal experiences I am going to make a difference in my students' lives and hopefully make the world a better place.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Sustainability: It’s a word that packs a punch in our world and what it needs.
Do you care about living more sustainably, and encouraging and helping others to do the same?
Here at Pacific, we do too.
That’s why we have a Center for a Sustainable Society. This campus center provides opportunities for students to engage with the community and create global awareness in order to build a healthier future.
It’s pretty cool that we have that, right?
We’re proud of it.
Using the University and the local area as a living laboratory, the center creates opportunities to raise awareness of the need for a sustainable future, and works to reduce the region's environmental footprint. How about that? A University using its resources to reduce its own environmental footprint, as well as the footprint of the surrounding communities. That’s not something you see every day; unless you’re at Pacific.
The CSS works with local government, business and nonprofit partners, student environmental organizations, faculty, and staff, all to make our society more sustainable than it was the day before.
Do you want to learn how to integrate changing the world into what you’re passionate about, while getting an exceptional education?