Large-scale opportunities in civic engagement are rare, but this semester, University of Utah students enrolled in Business 3800 had the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. the week of March 7.
With five days in the nation’s capital, students met with U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams and visited multiple historical museums and locations, including the Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Archives, Library of Congress, and the Senate Gallery.
This trip, designed for One Refugee students enrolled in Business 3800, aims to enhance professional development skills using civic engagement as a unifying theme. The trip to Washington, D.C. serves as a critical component of students’ overall learning experience. They had the opportunity to witness first-hand how the government functions and learn about different career paths in the field.
Through this unique experience, professors work to instill in students an interest in civic engagement and empower them to be involved within their immediate communities. The trip will serve as a lasting reminder in students’ memories of our country’s history and the American ideals cherished, protected, and advanced by government and ordinary citizens.