Volunteering and involvement in extracurricular activities can be an excellent way to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for future careers and to explore career fields. Be intentional about what you hope to gain or learn from your participation with organizations on and off campus.
The CACEE Campus Recruitment and Benchmark Survey (2012) identified and ranked the top skills employers are looking for in potential candidates:
- Teamwork skills (works well with others)
- Problem-solving skills
- Communication skills (verbal)
- Analytical skills
- Strong work ethic
These are all transferable skills that can be gained from a number of experiences. More information.
Consider some of the opportunities below to build your transferable skills:
Community Service Learning
Augustana Students' Association, including clubs, the student newspaper, and ASA executive
Indigenous Student Mentor Program
Accessibility Resources Note-Taking Services
Writing Center Tutor
First Year Seminar student leader
Jr. U programming
Volunteering in Camrose
There are many organizations to volunteer with in Camrose including, but not limited to, Camrose & District Support Services, The City of Camrose, The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club, Camrose Women’s Shelter, Special Olympics, etc.