#TeamAlphaBravoCanine spent their semester creating an engaging and interactive website for their client. They wanted to share their final reflections on their experience here: “Beautiful Social is more than a class. It is a collaborative opportunity in which we put theory into motion. We were faced with the challenge of creating a website from scratch and working with a newly established nonprofit. Working with a nonprofit has been a truly rewarding experience. I became a part of two of the most crucial aspects of a business - the online digital branding and social media strategy.

Team Alpha Bravo Canine established a website, captured event photos, created a social media calendar, and learned about the importance of nonprofit work. I enjoyed working closely with Jennifer and Kevin (founders of Alpha Bravo Canine), learning about their passions of helping veterans and training service dogs.  Overall, I enjoyed working together as a team and creating a fully functioning and informational website  for our client, Alpha Bravo Canine.”

- Kailee Fisher '16

 

“Something I loved about Beautiful Social was the opportunity to work with an organization that had a mission I felt personally connected to. Both of my grandfathers are veterans and I currently have a friend who will be joining the military after she is finished with school. That being said, it meant a lot to work with an organization that gives back to those who do so much for our country.

Before B-Social, I was aware of PTSD but I had no idea how prevalent the issue is. Working with Alpha Bravo Canine made me so much more aware of the difficult reality veterans face upon returning home. I love how part of the website we created was dedicated to education about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. This can be beneficial not only for those with PTSD and TBI’s, but for their friends and families as well. It is not enough to simply know that these exist. If someone identifies with the symptoms or has a friend they feel falls into one or both of the categories, I am very proud of the fact that we have made resources available to those who are struggling.

- Danielle D'Achille '17

 

“Beautiful Social added meaning to my weekly class schedule. Working with Beatiful Social gave me the opportunity to apply things I learned in class with a real life organization. Working with Alpha Bravo Canine allowed me to feel like I made a difference this semester. Our overall product had a real life impact that no “A+” or “B-” could ever validate. We created a website that will hopefully give others the chance to support this nonprofit and get involved. This experience empowered me as a college student to not be afraid to run meetings and guide a nonprofit in the right direction. Ultimately, it made me feel as though what we did as a group will help the lives of our veterans.”

- Colleen Baltosvki '17