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Social Impact 360
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Gabriel Conger

Major: Communication Arts & Sciences
Minor: Business and the Liberal Arts
Hometown: Kensington, MD

How did you learn about this opportunity?

My academic advisor told me about the opportunity to gain academic credit while interning.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

Interning at Social Impact 360 (SI360), I am working on communication and administrative tasks. SI360 is a non-profit located in downtown D.C. It is focused on providing the necessary resources and training for college students who want to be social entrepreneurs. SI360 aims to fix social problems that currently exist and to help mentor students at schools to help them meet their entrepreneurial goals. It has been eye opening to see how a non-profit operates. During a typical work day my supervisor tells me what I need to do for the day and also to be aware of any current developments so I am informed about the organization.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me in terms of connecting what I learn in school to what is expected in the work force. I learned needed practical skills that I would not have learned in school. Drafting reports helped me understand how people view my work outside of the classroom. The deadlines for some of the work I did was more fast paced than typical school work.

I see now how the different sectors of a business are interconnected and the constant communication that must occur between employees.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

I hope to be working in marketing or business development in the near future. This experience did impact me. Although it is non-profit it still exposed me to how a business is run. I see now how the different sectors of a business are interconnected and the constant communication that must occur between employees.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would recommend this experience. It gives you needed experience.

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