Volunteer for Experience
Did you know?
Studies show that employers consider work experience one of the most important criteria when making new hires. Although gaining work experience can be challenging for many college students, those with volunteer experience are 27% more likely to be hired than those without. Students could also be underestimating the experience they can gain and the connections they can make volunteering at a Professional Association event. Encourage your students to consider how volunteering can help them connect, contribute to their community and enhance their own experience.
- Ask them…
What kind of volunteer experiences have you had?
What are some advantages you gain for volunteering?
How could volunteering at a Professional Association event help you?
- View video.
- Distribute the Student Activity, review the directions and complete.
- Discuss their next steps to find a volunteer experience they would like.
Add an Experience!
Connect with a Professional Association in your discipline and identify a conference, meeting or event that your class could help out at. Share the volunteer opportunity with your class and encourage students to participate.