November is a month to give back to our communities and be thankful for all we have received. College of Technology student organizations have been giving back all semester. These resourceful students won’t let the current situation stop them from helping their communities! Below are just a few examples of the ways CoT students have volunteered their time this semester.
Supply-Chain Industrial Distribution Organization (SIDO)
On September 30th, SIDO volunteered for the International Transportation Management Association (ITMA) Golf Tournament at the Kingwood Golf Club. Students helped the ITMA board set up the facilities for the event and worked at the check-in table for golf players who are also ITMA members.
On October 21st, SIDO volunteered for Project C.U.R.E. Members helped their employees organize warehouse inventory, sort medical supplies, and prepare medical supplies for shipment to hospitals and clinics around the world.
Recognizing the importance of giving back, Huy Nguyen, a Senior majoring Supply Chain and Logistics Technology and SIDO’s Chair of Volunteering, said, “volunteering is something special that SIDO will be always ready to do.”
Student Society of Human Resource Development (SSHRD)
This semester, SSHRD volunteered with Kids Meals Inc, where their members volunteered to pack meals for the kids, packing a total of 1,040 lunch bags! The group also volunteered with Cards for Hospitalized Kids, making handmade cards to send to kids who are hospitalized.
Stephanie Barrera, President of SSHRD and a Senior in the Human Resource Development program said, “These two events really took out the members' creative side. Our members created 4 Halloween cards and sent them out to Hospitalized Kids. Their kids and family joined to create these cards. Such a great, fun and memorable event!”
Joining a student group helps technology students develop more than their networking skills. They make friends, support each other, and give back to their community.