Walking Our Talk through Presenting to Local Career Development Colleagues

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Dina Bergren, Associate Director of Career Services, and Denise Pranke, Career Services Advisor, presented Maximizing Career Success Through Strategic Volunteering at a Career Planning and Adult Development (CPAD) meeting in Minneapolis, MN.  As we often advise our students to make professional presentations, we would like you to know we follow our own advice.

Dina Bergren and Denise Pranke

We shared the following key points:

Keeping these key points in mind, consider how you can incorporate strategic volunteering into your career management strategy to:

  • Gain marketable skills and experience relevant to your field
  • Build networking connections
  • Strengthen your professional image (or brand)

What skills and experience can you build through volunteering?  Refer to the HandsOn Network Professional Skills matrix for ideas at: http://www.handsonnetwork.org/files/resources/Professional_Skills_Matrix.pdf

Are you seeking local, national, international or virtual volunteer opportunities?  Find the right fit for you by using the following Career Services Center resources:

Search for opportunities on the Career Services Center’s  Volunteer Opportunities page.

View the archived webinar:  Strategic Volunteering for Career Success.

Written by Dina Bergren, Associate Director of Career Services, and Denise Pranke, Career Services Advisor

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