Before the experience, what did you think would happen?
I thought I would have a difficult time figuring out how to manage a concession stand outside, without an actual building to hold it in. I also assumed there would be a few complications with set-up, but overall I thought the event would be successfully run.
what did you expect to gain from an educational stand-point?
I expected to learn how to efficiently work through things and talk things out with others.I felt that I would gain the knowledge of effectively working through a tough problem, and I would learn skills that help me with group projects.
WHat new knowledge did you hope to gain from this experience?
I hoped to learn the logistical side of planning a charity event of this kind. I also hoped to learn more about how to reach out to businesses and attempt to get a donation without being overbearing or rude.
What new relationships did you gain from this experience?
I was able to meet and work with a representative from The American Cancer Society that helped us plan and put together the event. I also got to collaborate with people from different parts of Franklin County, which was a new experience for me, and these people helped me step outside my comfort zone and made me confident enough to put my ideas out there, despite rejection from others.
how did you think you would benefit from your involvement?
I thought that I would benefit from being able to interact and work with people from all over Franklin County that had similar passions that I have for this event. I also thought the different perspectives would help me to see other people's sides of arguments/ discussions, and help me to deal with constructive criticism.