Youth Development Event
The second event I attended this semester was the Rhode Island College open house for students interested in attending the college next year. Youth Development is a fairly new major, so it was our first year being a part of this event. I was able to sit at the Youth Development table and talk to people about this major. Since it is so new, most people do not know what it is all about. At our table we were able to explain exactly what Youth Development is. I think this was an awesome opportunity to advertise and get people talking about this major.
I really liked being a part of this event. We are the first students in this major so it's really cool to be able to play a role in developing the program and getting more people involved. Unfortunately, by the time that I arrived at the table the open house was starting to slow down so I was not able to talk to a lot of people. For next year, I think it's best to have students go at the beginning that way everyone has a chance to talk to at least one person. I think it was great that we had a few people behind the table. It's cool to have each student give their perspective on the major and talk about what they are doing with youth development. Some of us want to work in an early intervention setting while some, like myself, want to work in a hospital setting. It's great for prospective students to hear about all the different things that can be done with youth development. Having the students in the major sit behind the table was perfect.
This major seems to be really taking off without much advertising. I am excited to see where it will go once more people start to become aware of the program!