Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for business majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grants page to complete an online application.
- Travel to Arizona with other students across campus.
Jewell in the Desert is a three- to five-day seminar at a ranch in Arizona. The leadership development opportunity will include experiential learning opportunities through team-building exercises, leadership seminars and group discussions.
- Start a new business.
Pool your Journey Grant with a few other students to start that business idea you have been talking about, using your grants for capital. This could be done in coordination with a Business and Leadership Department faculty member or on your own. The project would increase your ability to understand the entrepreneurial process, enhance your business acumen and gain valuable insights into your own strengths and abilities in the field of business.
- Intern at a not-for-profit.
Think about an organization you have always been interested in and want to learn more about. Volunteer and use your Journey Grant to replace the income you would have received at a summer job. By working with a not-for-profit organization you can impact an area of passion such as underprivileged children, poverty, orphan prevention, sex-trafficking or other areas of interest. An experience such as this will give you insight into the field of non-profits to help you assess your fit in that environment. You also will be able to share your talents with a non-profit that would not otherwise be able to afford your skills.
- Work on urban development.
Team up with students from multiple disciplines to work on a new business idea or organization for an economically underdeveloped area in Kansas City, Detroit or New Orleans. The Urban Economic Program (UEP) is a multidisciplinary program that partners people who have new ideas with mentors to bring those ideas to fruition in urban areas that need growth and development. Use your Journey Grant to help develop underprivileged areas. This experience will expand your understanding of entrepreneurism and its impact on community development. You will be able to immediately apply your business knowledge to burgeoning entrepreneurial endeavors.
Take a trip to New York to study the stock market. Travel to Switzerland to learn about the banking community. Head to Chicago to study the Board of Trade.
- Work with Eastern Europe.
Go to Bulgaria to study micro-enterprise in a developing nation long hindered by Communism. See how entrepreneurs are overcoming historical and cultural barriers to bring about capitalism. Also work with college students who are business majors at a local university to further your understanding of the business community in a post-communistic era.
- Develop a business in Honduras.
Partner with Honduran University students to help an impoverished village establish sustainable business models that will help raise the villagers out of poverty. Join Jewell students and faculty who take trips twice a year. These trips enhance your cultural awareness, further your values, increase your ability to work in teams and allow you to apply your business knowledge on a very micro level.