How do we create the B.E.S.T opportunities? By creating links between the business community, our schools and colleges, and our students and teachers.
This past week, I arranged for two companies to visit my students for a brief introduction. These weren’t just any visitors however; they were two of my former students who have either graduated or are still in school and working in management.
What these students have brought with them through these visits are actual jobs that they are hiring for, perspective on life as a student, what industry management is really looking for, and another voice to further reflect on the material I have been covering in class.
Out of the first visit this semester this past Tuesday, two of my students are interviewing for jobs this week and next. Next week’s visitor probably also will be providing experiences for students to interview as well.
All it takes is a few minutes of your time to come out to a classroom and interact with students. These speakers came in for 30 minutes at the end of one class, stayed during the break, and another 30 at the beginning of the next class. One has already told me she is planning on hiring one of my students. Everyone in the B.E.S.T acronym has benefited from this experience.
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