|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.|
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
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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.