No matter why students join TIN (for credit, volunteer, Service Learning, etc) they all gain the soft skills industry so desperately craves. These include:
Job Skills: team working, project planning, problem solving, critical thinking, Leadership
Personal: self-confidence, a love of learning, a passion for helping to make a difference
Brookdale Gains: retention, community exposure, helping our community, promotion and a great reputation.
Whenever we feel overwhelmed and too exhausted to continue working on the TIN project all we have to do is sit in on a single project team meeting and we walk away inspired and re-energized.
With TIN we can guarantee retention and graduation. The graduation rate for Brookdale TIN Students is 100%. When students become excited about working on TIN it is like an addiction. They generally want more and continue to take courses at the College after graduation, many times returning to mentor other students participating in TIN activities.
One of Tom’s favorite quotes, “It is amazing what students can do if we get out of their way.”
As one of our TIN leaders said. “TIN is fun. I feel like an adult. It is like having a job”
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