Exploring Service Career Event
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
1. Service Career Fair (10am-3pm in Hall of Nations, University Commons)
Meet with representatives from service organizations throughout the day to learn about opportunities to serve both locally as well as overseas, full-time or short-term.
2. Convo Breakout Gathering (10:10am-11:00am, Royals Den)
Gather with the representatives and other students in a convo group to ask questions and discuss opportunities available to serve communities as a student and after graduation.
3. Lunch Date (11:30am-1:00pm, East Dining Room in Northlawn)
Gather with Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder and service organization representatives for informal conversations around Christian service and opportunities with these organizations. Students may come and go as schedules allow; it is not necessary to be present for the full 90 minutes (Students without meal plan can get a FREE LUNCH PASS on arrival in the East dining room or you may bring your own lunch).
Just in case you’re thinking… why Service???
Service learning and volunteer work allow students to develop meaningful and tangible work-related skills and explore a variety of work environments.
- Service learning and volunteer work can help students learn how to work with people from many backgrounds and experiences. This allows students to interact effectively with colleagues in the workplace.
- Volunteering often allows students to gain a deeper understanding of how certain organizations and companies impact their community. Many organizations are placing a greater emphasis on social justice and belonging in the workplace. Therefore, a student who can demonstrate that they have helped to create structural changes that positively impact vulnerable groups could have an advantage in the job search process. This is especially critical for students entering a helping profession. They should include volunteer activities on their résumés to demonstrate their commitment to specific causes and/or communities.
- Service activities allow students to build skills, grow as leaders and to be put into a variety of situations that enhance analytical thinking. These are extremely valuable skills that employers often look for in the workplace.