The IRSC Economics Club will be a resource for students interested in the field of economics.
The IRSC Economics Club is to emphasize and promote the study of economics, and to improve student's knowledge of economics as it pertains to personal and career opportunities, and to create a sense of community among those at Indian River State College who share a common interest in the study of economics.
- to discuss and to research on economic issues and ideas,
- to travel to institutions/conferences with economically educational values.
- to explore career opportunities in economics or related fields,
- to successfully help members in internships applications.
- to participate in-campus activities, department/College and community events.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB
The Model United Nations Club is open to all IRSC students especially those interested in international affairs and world politics. The Club provides students with the opportunity to participate in national as well as regional Model UN conferences. A Model UN conference is an academic simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations where students take on the role of UN delegates to present position papers on global issues. A Model UN conference provides students with a controlled forum that fosters an understanding of global policy issues, as well as an ability to work together to find creative solutions for global problems. It is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience into areas such as formulating new ideas, critical listening, debate, diplomacy and leadership.
Since 2006, members of the Model UN club have represented IRSC at various Model UN conferences in Florida (Boca Raton and Gainesville) as well as, in Atlanta, GA; in New York, NY and, in Washington D.C. In 2008, they won the Outstanding Delegation Award for their representation of the Republic of Bangladesh at the South Florida Model UN Simulations. And, in 2011, they won two (2) Honorable mentions and one Outstanding Delegation Award for their representation of the Republic of Korea at the National Model UN APEC conference in Washington D.C.
Comments from former Model UN students
“…It was fun and a great learning experience…I will carry the knowledge and experience that I acquired with me for the rest of my academic and professional career.” (Ashley Juno, 2008).
“… (After the conference) I have contacted my friend in the Not For Sale Campaign and have asked what I can do in the Florida region… Thank you so much for continuing to open my eyes about so much in the world.” (Christine Clark, 2009).
“The greatest lesson that I am able to take away from my Model UN experience is that within each of us lies the propensity to affect change in the lives of others. Whether it is on a global scale, like working with the UN, or just within our local community: Affecting positive change in the world gives life meaning and purpose. It is one of the few human constructs that has the proclivity to expand beyond our own limited lifetimes”. (Corwin McCammon, 2011).
“The conference was real eye-opener. It provided me with insight into the complexities of what government officials have to go though to take actions during time of war and/or a crisis.” (Joanna Julien, 2012).
How to Join the Model UN Club
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club should contact Dr. Moleon-Mathews @ (772)462-7791 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.