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Shadow Day 2014


Shadow Day 2014 by Alexis Simpson "I loved the person that took us around. Her name is Shy and she is amazing. She changed my mind and now I see SSU is another option for me for college. Shy explained so many things to us around campus and gave us the best tour I have ever had at a college. SSU has great people to be around and a good positive energy that we felt yesterday. For the next five years, my...

Careers for the Common Good Panel 2014


Careers for the Common Good Panel 2014 "Know who you are, know what drives you," affirmed panelist Sean Michetti from the Peace Corps. All of the Careers for the Common Good speakers stressed the importance of internships and volunteering because they are an entry point for many nonprofits and governmental organizations. Sean Michetti said, "To apply the knowledge is more important than the grades you get." Getting some experience on paper makes you competitive for a position to an employer. "Have on your resumé that you have...

How to Share the Sonoma County Community Events Calendar


by Merith Weisman Related: Don't Wait Five Days! Add Your Event Now! Do you want to share what's happening in Sonoma County on your website? Learn how with these step-by-step instructions....

Connect with Students at Community Partner Thursdays


Connect with Students at Community Partner Thursdays Do you need interns? Volunteers? Just want to get your name out? Then don't miss out on Community Partner Thursdays! Viyda Quiqley (right) of the Sonoma Ecology Center discusses internship opportunities with SSU student Taylor Bonilla (left). You can recruit SSU students for your organization by participating in Community Partner Thursdays, a joint effort by Join Us Making Progress and the Center for Community Engagement. To table at SSU: Step 1: Check the Google calendar to see if your preferred date is available....

Why Don't Students Know About Service-Learning?


by Domonique Jimerson "Nothing appeals to me more as a student than exams and papers! I just love whenever a professor lays one down before me. A wave of nostalgia just washes over me." - Non-existent student As a student, what kind of education are you interested in? Are you interested in a lesson plan that is more predictable? Are you trying to avoid spontaneity and collaboration as much as possible? Perhaps you detest the idea of working with...

Successful Tabling Tips for Recruiting Students


Successful Tabling Tips for Recruiting Students How successful have you been tabling? Is it difficult to connect with students and to get them interested? Did you feel that you were wasting your time out in the cold/hot weather? Maybe you did not get enough great tips to make the most out of your time recruiting. Follow this list of Dos & Don'ts to maximize your experience getting students. In case you missed it, there is a blog post about getting started tabling on Community Partner Thursdays....

Tips & Trends in Service-Learning Workshop 2013


Tips & Trends in Service-Learning Workshop 2013 by Aaron Robinson "You know (service-learning) works," says Elaine Wellin from the Department of Sociology at Sonoma State University, "because the students will say, 'I'm going to keep going after the term.'" Wellin, among many other faculty and staff from Sonoma State University and other institutions, convened for the latest annual Tips and Trends in Service-Learning workshop. Merith Weisman, community engagement and social media coordinator at SSU, led the exciting two-hour workshop. Through lively group discussions, the attendees learned...

Spotlight: University and Community Partnership in Geography and Preserves


Spotlight: University and Community Partnership in Geography and Preserves "I like hands-on learning for students. There is something about it that makes it stick." -Dr. Michelle Goman, professor of Geography and Global Studies at Sonoma State University. "I'm delighted with the service-learning class; it was a great experience for the SSU Preserves." -Claudia Luke, director of the Fairfield Osborn Preserves. Dr. Goman teaches many service-learning classes including the particularly successful Geography 317: Lab Methods in Physical Geography. The purpose of this class is to give students hands-on experience in...

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Don't Wait Five Days! Add Your Event Now!


Thanks to all your support, the Sonoma County Community Events Calendar is growing. We are no longer able to keep up with your requests. We will add your event five business days after we hear about it. But there's no need to wait! You can add your event now. We will get it on Twitter right away. Here's how to add your own Sonoma County Nonprofit or Governmental event: Here you can view the full transcript. Related blog post: How...

Service and Internship Fair 2013


Service and Internship Fair 2013 by Annelise Dohrer "There are a lot of job opportunities out here. This is good experience for anyone"-Wes Young, Senior at SSU. Young was required to go to the Service and Internship Fair by his professor Sheila Katz for Sociology 306, but like the 150 other students who attended the fair, he was very glad that he had come. "The students always come up with their own ideas on how to help us. They are great at incorporating their...