Student Spotlight: Jamie Goldman
“I think [community engagement] is important because it gives students a feeling of empowerment knowing they are helping others, as well as having something for their resume.”
Meet Jamie Goldman, a sophomore, graphic design student from Wilmette, Illinois! She is one of the new members of the Community Partnerships Center’s marketing team who joined during this Fall 2021 semester. Jamie loves to travel, dance, and listen to music. While she would love to visit Greece, the most interesting place she has traveled to is Portugal, and she loves to take walks on campus down to the water and listen to the waves at night.
At the CPC, Jamie’s work entails “creat[ing] graphics to hand out at table times, giving input and feedback on other peoples’ designs and ideas, and going to events.” Although Jamie has only been with the CPC for a short time, she is enthusiastic about meeting new people and helping the community; “I wanted to join the farmhouse crew because I wanted to meet new people and collaborate with people who share the same goals and interests as me. I just started at the CPC [recently] and it has already been such a great experience. I love meeting new people and learning about their interests. It is really meaningful to me knowing that I am going to be able to help out in the community and make a difference.”
One of the ways Jamie helped the community was with her work with the Rhode Island Black Slaves History Medallions (RISHM) project in Bristol. She, as well as other members of the CPC marketing team, worked with RISHM on designing new promotional materials such as banners, logos, etc. This project helped Jamie collaborate with others and gain experience in the graphic design field. Similar to many CPC engaged courses, Jamie’s work with the community is helped her learn more about her major (graphic design) and also build her resume.
When asked what community engagement means to her, Jamie states, “I think it is important because it gives students real-world experiences and the ability to work with organizations in the community while still in college so they can get a feel for what it is like to have a job. I think it is important because it gives students a feeling of empowerment knowing they are helping others, as well as having something for their resume.”
The CPC is excited to have Jamie as part of the marketing team, and can not wait to work with her on future projects!