How to be a Successful Volunteer

You have said it to yourself many times: I should volunteer!  Well, what’s stopping you? Sure volunteering is a great thing, but as busy students and young professionals, you may think that you don’t have enough free time to devote yourself to volunteering. However, volunteering is important. In addition to having a positive impact on…… Continue reading How to be a Successful Volunteer

Find a Job and Help Your Career: Volunteer

As you think about resolutions for 2015 that can help others and yourself, consider volunteering. While you should support causes that truly matter to you, one of the important benefits of volunteering is that doing so can help advance your career. Research conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) confirms a direct relationship…… Continue reading Find a Job and Help Your Career: Volunteer

All About That Pace–No Trouble

Going to school in Chicago, there are many frigid cold days that you don’t want to step out of your dorm room. But I’m urging you to act like everyday is a beautiful august afternoon, and see what the world has to offer you. As a student, on-campus organizations can reveal a whole new world…… Continue reading All About That Pace–No Trouble

5 Ways to Volunteer Your PR Skills

Volunteer work is extremely important. It’s a great way to give back to the community. And for those trying to boost their resumes or land a new job, volunteer can be an excellent stepping stone to a successful career – whether it’s in healthcare, education, or public relations. Though might seem difficult to break into…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Volunteer Your PR Skills

Networking Your Way to Your First (or Next) Job

In Entrepreneur magazine, Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, said: “The first step on the road to success is building a network.” You probably already know how important networking is in landing the job you want. But this can seem like a huge job. Where do you start? Be a Joiner Every college and university has…… Continue reading Networking Your Way to Your First (or Next) Job

Volunteerism Builds Resumes While Doing Good

The summer volunteer recruiting season has shifted into high gear, so this is a perfect time for students and job seekers to enhance their resumes with career-specific experiences while helping worthy nonprofit organizations. I was reminded of the importance of volunteerism during yesterday’s executive committee meeting at the Lincoln Park Zoo where volunteer director Lauren Pike detailed her well-organized…… Continue reading Volunteerism Builds Resumes While Doing Good

Career Quick Start Via Volunteerism

Tom O’Keefe graduated from Villanova University last year and asked himself “now what”?  He found his answer and writes about it in a short, thoughtful post on Career Realism.  In this bleak job market, Tom answered his own question with another question:  “Did you know you don’t necessarily need a job or internship to gain relevant experience in your…… Continue reading Career Quick Start Via Volunteerism