Business Communication Quarterly
Community service learning offers a unique and rewarding way for business students to reinforce communication capabilities while developing lifelong career and social skills. This article defines community service learning, discusses its importance to business as well as higher education, and describes three community service learning projects. Students in these projects taught elementary students, designed a computer system for a community nonprofit, and developed accounting systems for university divisions. In doing so, they enhanced their understanding of classroom theories and communication skills through service-learning.
Tucker, Mary L.; McCarthy, Anne M.; Hoxmeier, John A.; and Lenk, Margarita M., "Community Service Learning Increases Communication Skills Across the Business Curriculum" (1998). Higher Education. 68.