Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Volunteering to Enhance Your Degree

My example of "Meet People. Valuable People" - volunteering with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association afforded me the opportunity to meet Dr. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Here's a great article from the executive section of Financial Post about the reasons that strategic volunteering can enhance your degree. Great food for thought! 

Top 3 reasons cited by the author, Rhiannon MacDonnell:

1.  Meet People.  Valuable People.
2.  Practice the Skills You Have
3.  Learn the Skills You Want

View Article Here

I've spoken to students in Atlanta many times about utilizing their volunteer leadership experiences as marketable skills on their resumes. It's a great way to supplement any paid work and/or internships, and typically paints a very well-rounded picture of a potential employee.