PDA Special Topics and Programs
1. PDA Title: Coastal Carolina Junior Chamber/Jaycees chapter
Description: The official start-up meeting for the new Coastal Carolina Junior Chamber/Jaycees chapter is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in Wall 308. This meeting will count as an approved PDA as will the many other opportunities that will be available to Jaycees members.
Are you interested in finding a meaningful job or internship? Do you want to expand your professional network to include some of the top business professionals throughout the world? Are you interested in gaining specialized leadership training? Do you want to gain real-world experience in planning, budgeting, marketing and personnel management? Do you have a desire to participate in projects designed to make the world a better place? If so, you should consider joining Jaycees, the United States Junior Chamber, at Coastal Carolina University.
Heather Vardell from the Jaycees Organization will be coming to campus Tuesday, October 8th at 6 p.m. in Wall 308 to discuss the organization. Feel free to stop by to learn about the many benefits the organization has to offer or to officially join. The dues are $15 for any student interested in officially joining on October 8.
The United States Junior Chamber exists for active young citizens ages 18 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. We believe we can and should address the needs of others. Becoming a member of the Jaycees is a step in the right direction if you're looking to branch out, meet new people, become a civic leader, find new challenges, develop professional skills and make new connections locally, nationally and internationally. The opportunities are endless when you join the Jaycees.
The mission of Jaycees is to empower young active citizens to create positive change in their communities. Its members offer targeted, sustainable solutions that achieve results. From poverty to illiteracy to the UN Millennium Development Goals, its members tackle serious issues without hesitation. The Jaycees is an international organization and Junior Chamber International (JCI) is its international arm, with almost 200,000 young active citizens and over5,000,000 alumni, including several world leaders. There are more than 5,000 JCI chapters in local communities and over 100 countries around the world.
For more information about this organization visit http://www.jci.cc/local/info/usa/otherinfo.
If you are interested in joining but cannot make the meeting, contact Heather directly at:
SC Junior Chamber
77th State President
Length of PDA: Variable
2. PDA Title: Utilizing the Business Card
Description: In this PDA, you will use your networking skills to get the most use out of your business card. Independently attend a civic or professional organization meeting (Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary, industry meeting, such as a Strategic Human Resources Management, Board of Realtors, Marketing meeting, American Culinary Federation, etc.) and exchange business cards with business professionals from at least three organizations. The organizations can be profit or nonprofit. Choose one of the organizations to schedule a follow-up meeting with. This follow-up activity can take various forms, but the purpose is to connect with the person or organization outside of the initial meeting place. An interview with someone at the organization (not necessarily the initial contact), a tour of the facilities and other correspondence can meet this requirement.
Note: Before starting the PDA, make sure to print the “Utilizing the Business Card PDA Credit Approval” form from Here: PDA Form: Utilizing the Business Card. To earn PDA credit, you must submit this completed form along with copies of three business cards to:
Nicholas W. Twigg, D.B.A.
For more information about this PDA, contact Nicholas W. Twigg.
PDA prerequisite: Multiple personal business cards are required for this activity. To learn about creating your own personal business card, you can attend the Business Card: World’s Smallest Resume workshop.
Length of PDA: Variable
3. PDA Title: Each 1 Teach 1
Description: The Each 1 Teach 1 is a program dedicated to helping at-risk youth succeed, and is administered through a unique partnership between the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and the Spadoni College of Education's Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement. The Brown Scholars are a select group of Coastal Carolina University students who educate and mentor the students in the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute. The scholars are trained by the director of the Each 1 Teach 1, the director of the Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement and local entrepreneurs. The scholars deliver workshops on life skills and entrepreneurial skills during the summer programs and mentor the students in the program throughout the school year. Scholars are community leaders, enthusiastic educators and caring role models. For more information, contact Yoav Wachsman, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at https://www.coastal.edu/business/entrepreneur/index.html.
PDA prerequisite: None
Length of PDA: Variable
4. Title: CCU Food Bank
Description: The CCU food bank is a new service available on campus that is dedicated to serving any CCU student in need. The food bank is located inside the Grand Strand Activity House in University Place and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are currently in search of volunteers to help with supervising and maintaining the space. This PDA is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in running a “business” and to support your fellow peers.
PDA prerequisite: To sign up to volunteer and find out how to earn PDA credit, contact Cara Scheuer at email@example.com.
5. PDA Title: The Coastal Greeters
Description: The Coastal Greeters are a group of volunteer students who are dedicated to welcoming prospective students and families to the Coastal Carolina University campus. This group will volunteer with the Office of Admissions once or twice a week to greet families and assist with weekend visits. If you are looking to become less shy and work on public speaking, this is a great group to join. For more information, visit https://coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/greeters or contact Derek Doss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-349-2022.
PDA prerequisite: None.
Length of PDA: Once or twice a week
6. PDA Title: Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women
Women's Leadership Conference and
Celebration of Inspiring Women
Lead the Change
Conference and Celebration:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Join hundreds of women leaders for two days of learning, connecting and empowerment at the 4th annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Celebration of Inspiring Women to be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Hosted by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University, the Women’s Leadership Conference educates, motivates and challenges women to lead change in their lives, communities and the world.
The conference will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. Following the conference, WIPL will host the annual Celebration of Inspiring Women at 6:30 p.m. The Inspiring Women Awards, created as a lasting way to recognize the incredible achievements of women who have called the Palmetto State home, will be presented at this highly anticipated annual event.
Pre-conference workshops and a networking reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 for participants who wish additional, in-depth training experiences focused on small business and entrepreneurship. For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.wiplconference.com/.
****Students can earn two (2) PDA credits for attending the conference. To earn PDA credits, you must complete the External PDA Credit Approval form, which can be found by clicking here.
Length of PDA: One to two days
7. PDA Title: Georgetown Startup Weekend Event
Startup Weekend will be a 54-hour event in Georgetown, S.C. on Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29 where those with technology and business interest will get together, share their ideas, form teams and create businesses over the weekend. Volunteer coaches with experience in business and technology will be available to help the teams. This is a spectacular opportunity for students to learn an amazing amount of information about technology and business in a short period of time.
RidePost is also available for students in need of transportation to Georgetown.
For details about, or to register for, Georgetown Startup visit http://georgetown.startupweekend.org.
For more information contact:
Cowork MYR - Cocelerator - Cubic Phase
****To earn PDA credit for this event, you must complete the External PDA Credit Approval form, which can be found under the forms link.
Length of PDA: Three Days
8. PDA Title: CCU Leadership Conference
Description: The 2nd Annual Charting Your Course Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Student Activities and Leadership is looking for 200 students who want to enhance their leadership skills both inside and outside of their organizations.
If you are interested in attending please complete the registration form by clicking here.
We look forward to helping you be a better leader on campus and to make a difference each day as a chanticleer!
****This event will count as two approved PDAs. To earn PDA credit you must complete the External PDA Credit Approval form, which can be found under the forms link.
Length of PDA: One day