Why should I consider volunteering?
Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you're doing. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer - you just need to find the one that feels right.
Reflect on your interests, passions, and skills.
Research duties and tasks associated with occupations.
Identify positions and organizations of interest to learn about requirements, environment, and work culture.
Want to volunteer abroad? Check out the Go Abroad website!
Learn more about Peace Corps
Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer job opportunities for America's graduates interested in public service.
Get matched with opportunities!!! https://www.volunteermatch.org/
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What is an internship and why should I consider it?
If you want to start making yourself look competitive for jobs or your future career starting off with 50, 60, 70k, an internship is highly suggested to make this a reality.
Opportunity to build your knowledge and skills, exposure to opportunities, and connections to professionals in your field.
Any practical experience related to your career goals.
Internships can be paid or unpaid; however, you don't want to miss an opportunity just because one may be unpaid. That unpaid opportunity for 3 months could lead to a big salary depending on how well you do during the months of your internship.
Searching for Internships
Timing of your search:
Start your search in September if you want to be part of a formal intern program at a large company. Many large corporations try to hire all of their summer interns before Thanksgiving.
Government agencies tend recruit interns late in the fall semester or near the beginning of the calendar year.
Small organizations or non-profits often begin seeking summer interns in February or later.
Utilize your college resources:
Career fairs are great in exposing yourself to a variety of companies looking to recruit fresh new talent! Don't misjudge the value of one event as it could help you make connections.
Search individual company websites, internship databases, or general search engines to uncover internships that interest you.
Many companies also host recruiting events which can give you an opportunity to meet 1 on 1 with recruiters from those companies.
Platforms to search for internships
Internships with Non-Profit Organizations
Internships with Federal Government