I was unsure as to what to expect from this experience at first. However, I very quickly discovered the dire need for this aid in areas so close to home. I had to step away from myself and truly empathize with the migrants we aided to take in the full experience. My view widened and the big picture became that much more clear. There is so much going on in the world around us that we often choose to forget, but when it's staring you in the face, your mortality truly becomes apparent. This trip was educational in more ways than just academic. I feel personally enlightened and motivated to do more in the near future. Dr. Simpson and Dr. Correa did an amazing job directing this trip. I highly suggest making it a frequent opportunity for students to experience what I did.
Such an amazing, fulfilling trip. I would so it again in a heart beat.
Opportunity to work with others to support student mission away from normal work week. I have worked hospitality for events countless times and knew this was something I could do. Being still relatively new, offering campus directions is still a vulnerability.
Good to see that people actually showed up which is always a good thing.
Good to learn that the poster presentation will be up for a week longer so that all that information does not suddenly evaporate.
Felt that the event was well organized and all involved were centered on student success elevating the event to both showcase and capstone experience in preparation for future events and defense of thesis.
I was fun seeing my old campus again.
I didn't do very much beside help one of the organizers fix a poster. I was let out 45 minutes early from my time because the sessions were over at 3:30pm. But I was still able to help, which I am perfectly fine with! :)
It was great to interact with the scholars, faculty, and administrators. I look forward to presenting in the Symposium for 2019.
Students were receptive when asked questions as to if presenting or volunteering.