The Stamps Service Challenge
The SSNC17 planning committee is excited to announce a brand-new event at this year’s convention: The Stamps Service Challenge – Consulting for Social Good. This Stamps Service Challenge aims to apply Scholars’ skills to real-life challenges faced by organizations. As the name implies, the core of each challenge should involve service. Guided by the Stamps Foundation’s most fundamental principles, this event aims to introduce service-minded organizations to service-minded individuals. The entire setup of this event closely resembles a 4-hour consulting session in which the students are expected to use their teamwork and leadership skills to produce tangible solutions to significant issues. However, planning for the event and pre-convention video meetings with Scholar teams will be required. Scholars will be paired with organizations based on major, interests, and pertinent skill sets. While the first part of the Service Challenge focuses on smaller groups (5-7 students) working on challenges, the next portion is a dynamic combination of those teams into groups as large as 25 Scholars. We hope that the consulting experience will give Scholars a chance to use their scholarship in a way that will pay it forward to the larger community.