May 07, 2013
The Tobin College of Business’ In-Service Learning Initiative
completed its second full cycle during final presentations on
Saturday, May 4, 2013 on the Queens campus for executives of the
Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Be the Best Sport, a recreational
sports and art program for children with special needs.
“Tobin is proud to be able to make such hands-on learning and
training available to all its students on such a scale,” said Niall
Hegarty, assistant professor of management and Initiative
Tobin’s In-Service Learning aims to help non-profit organizations
meet pressing challenges while providing every student the
opportunity to engage in consulting projects. Undergraduate
Tobin students enrolled in the Administrative and Organizational
Behavior (MGMT 2301) and Managerial Strategy and Policy (MGT 4329)
courses work with these clients to identify current organizational
weaknesses, predict future obstacles and present recommendations to
help the organizations overcome those obstacles.
Having participated in the fall 2012 term with sophomore
students the Girl Scouts of Nassau County has already implemented
recommendations. This spring also saw the addition of Be the
Best Sport to the initiative.
"I am truly grateful for the opportunity presented to me by St.
John's University to meet with the executives of a company in a
friendly, face to face manner and consult them about their
organization. I appreciate how approachable and open-minded
these gentlemen were, as it is the only way that such an
interaction could come to be, where humble college students can
give their input on the growth and health of their firm and they
can give us feedback on our suggestions. I feel much more
confident about a real consultation after this experience, and I
look forward to the opportunity, noted Marco Diaz of his experience
working with Be the Best Sport executives.
Past participates includes New Ground, a Long Island not-for-profit
organization that helps homeless families and veterans regain their
independence, and Momma's House, a home for young mothers that
teaches them how to support themselves and their children
About Academic Service Learning at St. John’s
Academic Service-Learning at St. John’s is part of the Vincentian
Institute for Social Action (VITA). The classroom/experiential
site- based program involve students in some form of required
community service that benefits the common (public) good and uses
service as a means of understanding course concepts. The
service activity meets course objectives, and through reflection
students examine issues pertaining to social justice and
About the Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided a high-quality
business education for over eighty years, offering individuals from
throughout the world the opportunity to study in New York’s dynamic
business environment. The innovative curriculum emphasizes an
analytic and hands-on understanding of business practice that
prepares graduates to excel in today’s global marketplace.
For additional information about the Peter J. Tobin College of
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us at www.stjohns.edu/tobin.