For this week's Campus Highlight, I'm choosing to focus on the Students in Free Enterprise team at the College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, MO).
Most people are familiar with the College of the Ozarks because it provides private work-study programs to every student, thereby eliminating tuition costs. Students graduate debt-free -- and with a significant amount of work experience.
The Students in Free Enterprise organization is "dedicated to practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise." They work toward their mission by "creating, organizing, and implementing projects which have the basic theme of educating others about our nation's free market system." Additionally, their findings are presented each year to Fortune 500 leaders and at competitions.
While many students are worried about the economy and how they are going to get jobs after graduation, Students in Free Enterprise helps its members turn theory into action. In addition to the unique education and training the College of the Ozarks provides, Students in Free Enterprise further empowers students -- through self-empowerment, no less. So hats off to the members of this group for all of the genuine, practice-based, self-driven learning they are doing during their college years!
(Each Monday during the academic year, I feature a "Campus Highlight": a unique, interesting, and noteworthy student organization, program, or initiative that demonstrates the amazing things college students do each and every day across the country.)