BHSU Enactus Team holds Facebook seminar

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Categories: 2014

The Black Hills State University Enactus Team completed a Facebook for Retirees seminar in partnership with the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity recently. The seminar teaches the basic set up and maintenance of a Facebook account.

The Black Hills State University Enactus Team recently completed its Facebook for Retirees seminar, in partnership with the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO).

Ten community members attended the seminar, which taught individuals the basics of creating and maintaining a Facebook account to stay in touch with family and friends online. Students offered one-on-one help to seniors and assisted them in creating or accessing Facebook accounts via computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

"The event is a phenomenal experience that our Enactus Team benefits from every year. Facebook for Retirees is such an extraordinary opportunity to give back to our community, work on crucial communication skills and learn by teaching," said Katrina Schrader, business administration-human resources major from Johnsburg, Ill., and vice president of the Enactus Team. "The connections we've made by working with the SD CEO and the South Dakota Extension Office are valuable and appreciated."

This is the third year and fifth Facebook for Retirees session the BHSU student group has held.

This year, Enactus members prepared in advance of the workshop by attending a one day TeachSD gerontology awareness program made available through the SDSU Extension Office. During a series of experiential exercises, Enactus Team members gained an awareness of some of the challenges faced by older citizens, who may have vision or hearing loss or struggle with arthritis. That knowledge was then implemented into the seminar

The next Facebook for Retirees seminar will be held during the spring semester.  

The SD CEO promoted the event. The SD CEO, the only Women's Business Center in the state of South Dakota, provides comprehensive training, education and business assistance, support and counseling for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to foster economic development in South Dakota. The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA's women's business funding.

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