On the bus ride back to Boone the students shared with me how much they enjoyed the event, and how their classroom lessons "made much more sense and clicked" for them while spending the day shadowing at the various organizations. Most of our students who participated in your Shadow Day were Juniors who had not traveled off-campus yet, so this day was very impactful for them. The day re-affirmed their desire to work in the Industry upon graduation. The students also commented how nice, friendly and helpful each person was to them during the day.
Scholarship support from your RIMS members is critical for our students, and we are very grateful for this financial investment. The investment of your members with their time and expertise, truly makes a tremendous positive impact, too. On the morning bus ride to Charlotte I shared with the students that Shadow Day is one of my most favorite days every year. Over the weekend I received a very nice e-mail from one of our students who referenced my comments - and shared how she, too, thought this Shadow Day was one of the best experiences she has had as a college student. What you are doing with Shadow Day works very well for our App State students, and I hope that even more than 17 may experience the benefits next spring.
Please share our thoughts with your RIMS members, and let them know just how important and impactful this Shadow Day is for our App State students.
- Greg Langdon, Associate Director of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center at Appalachian State University