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The Alan E. Guskin Center for
Community and Business Engagement
Community and Business Engagement is a hub for experiential learning and a vital connection for those who put learning into action. By supporting programs that engage students in pressing community issues and substantial work, the CBE team helps faculty, staff, community partners, and employers to develop graduates who are active citizens and leaders in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. CBE supports opportunities in community-based learning, internships, and campus employment for students while ensuring quality by promoting current best-practices. In addition, CBE leads campus Civic Action planning and implementation and facilitates Leadership Kenosha, developing local emerging leaders as community stewards.
A Preview Into the Workforce
Maria Castillo Venegas is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, double majoring in chemistry and mathematics. During her internship as a lab technician at SC Johnson, she learned personal and professional life skills that not only made her a better employee but a better student as well.
Transforming a Passion Into a Career
Adrian Walton, a University of Wisconsin-Parkside class of 2020 graduate, discovered a passion for improving his community while majoring in geography, minoring in geographic information systems, and completing a global skills certificate. In the fall semester of 2019, he enrolled in GIS and Communities, a community-based learning course, where he learned he wanted to turn his passion into a career.
Encouraging You to Vote
Alisson Anguiano Salas is a junior at the University of Wisconsin--Parkside who is majoring in English and political science with a law concentration, and minoring in Spanish. During the 2020-2021 academic year, she is interning for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, an organization that is working with students participating in Parkside’s “The Election Experience”.
Learning Skills For Her Career
Jessica Cole is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, double majoring in art and English, with a creative writing certificate. In the fall of 2019, she attended an art course through the community-based learning program on campus. While enrolled, she had the opportunity to promote a Racine-area business while also building her resume.
Becoming a Professional
Will Vargas can be best described as a go-getter. He is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, majoring in communication, with minors in organizational communication, public relations, and digital media and production. His studies lead him toward an internship as an event planning assistant for the International Association of Dialogue Analysis from September 2018 to August 2019, an experience that taught him more about himself than he thought possible.
Exploring an Appreciation for Her Community
Megan Schulte, a senior at UW-Parkside, works hard to become as qualified as possible in the field of social sciences. Her major in psychology, minor in sociology, and certificates in mental health skills, and Community Engagement demonstrate a passion for her community and have guided her towards a career path based on helping others.