The Project 306 team has been constantly working this semester to promote the mission and goals of the new initiative created just last Fall. The mission of Project 306 is: “to enable and foster the innovations of all Sweet Briar students by building a community that supports our students professionally and personally.”
The spring semester Project 306 team consisted of six students: Acacia Salazar, Catherine Freeman, Carter Garrett, Kim Orchowski, Adeline Krieger, and Caroline Baker, all working under the guidance of Professor Loftus.
Project 306 quickly started the spring semester with a few key goals established:
1. To create a large, more consistent media presence.
2. To integrate the mission, goals, and events of Project 306 into the daily lives of the Sweet Briar community.
3. To provide more professional resources, as well as optimize on current resources available to students.
4. To host more events.
Each team member took on their own media channel and managed all postings and interactions on the channel with the goal of creating a larger media presence in mind. The media channels focused on this semester were: Facebook, Twitter, the Project 306 Blog, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
The team accomplished many great things this semester, but here are just a few of those accomplishments:
- The creation of a new media channel, the Project 306 Instagram page.
- Gained over 100 Facebook ‘likes’ in the course of 3 months.
- Increased Project 306’s overall media presence since last Fall by consistently updating all media channels with stories, events, pictures, quotes, etc. This presence continues to increase by the day.
- The creation of a new Project 306 website which will include a professional directory of students’ resumes to facilitate connections/references with alumnae along with a link to Shop Sweet.
- Held two great events – “Getting Busy: Women in Business” and a raffle.
- “Getting Busy: Women in Business” involved the creation of a forum in which junior and senior business majors talked about their experiences at Sweet Briar within the Business Department with younger students. There were five students speakers who spoke about the positive effects business classes they have taken at Sweet Briar have had on different parts of their lives including finding jobs and getting internships.
- The raffle was also a successful event that raised funds for future events in the Business Department while giving back to the students. Winners of the raffle received many great prizes including: Sweet Briar Bookshop items, an El Mariachi gift card, and parking passes.
What’s Next for Project 306?
Project 306 has already begun planning new events along with creating new goals for the Fall 2014 semester. One event, Networking Night, will allow students to build and expand upon relationships with alumnae through a night of mingling and connecting. This event will further help Sweet Briar students take advantage of the resources available in relation to alumnae connections and Career Services.
For more great stories from the Sweet Briar Business Department, be sure to follow Project 306 on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and don’t forget to ‘like’ Project 306 on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SweetBriarBusiness