Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.
Rebecca Kosher, Class of 2020 marketing and operations management double major with minors in business analytics and management information systems, is the president of Lazarus Rising. Kosher shared why she joined Lazarus Rising, what makes this group unique and more!
When and why did you choose to join this student group?
Kosher: I first joined about two years ago during my sophomore. I felt that I needed more community service in my life.
What is the mission of your student group?
Kosher: We provide job search assistance for people experiencing homelessness and who are jobless. This assistance includes resume writing, job searches and any subsequent part of the job application processes.
What is your best memory from this student group?
Kosher: Seeing a previous client and being told they got a job with our help.
What is unique about your student group?
Kosher: Our group primarily does hands-on service in our community. We consistently go onsite to do our work. What we provide is also not a common service but is one that makes a huge difference.
What has been your proudest moment leading your student group?
Kosher: Getting more students involved and excited about the work we do.
What are your goals for the future of your student group?
Kosher: Continue to grow our number of volunteers.
How has your student group helped you grow?
Kosher: I’ve developed many leadership skills serving on the executive board. Most importantly, I’m more aware of the issues that people experiencing homelessness are facing.
Lazarus Rising has approximately 100 members and offers two to three trips to local shelters weekly.