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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...

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....

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...

Recruit at the 2013 Service and Internship Fair


The Service & Internship Fair is a fantastic opportunity for nonprofit and governmental organizations to promote the service and internship opportunities you offer to students at Sonoma State University Once again, the fair will be hosted by Career Services the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and Join Us Making Progress (JUMP). Last year was a great success - you can read more about that here. The Fair will take place on Wednesday, August 28 from 11:30am-1pm at Salazar Plaza...

Summer Job Fair? Check


Summer Job Fair? Check Think campus is quiet in the summer? In fact, while parking is certainly easier, there are lots of incoming students, most of them freshmen, wandering about campus and getting prepared for the fall semester. Last week was Summer Bridge, a special orientation program for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen. Part of this preparatory experience includes a job fair, in which various departments set up booths and attempt to recruit students to work in their offices. What better way to start...

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Book Review: "Becoming an Engaged Campus"


Book Review: by Dr. Robert Girling, School of Business & Economics, Guest BloggerEach year as we begin to prepare our classes, most of us think "How can I engage students more?" or "What can I do to make this subject matter more meaningful and relevant to my students and the community?"  And some of us are no doubt thinking, "How can I get through this semester with my own brain intact and engaged?"At the same time the general public and legislators are...

Welcome to the New Blog


Welcome to the New Blog Thank you for reading this blog! This is the first original post on this blog and there will be no future posts on the Wordpress blog.After three years and almost 10,000 views of more than 60 posts on Wordpress, it is finally time to fully integrate the blog into our website. On October 19, 2013, the Wordpress blog will close.This is a great time to subscribe to the new blog! You can receive blog posts directly to your email by...

Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop


Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop "CBPR builds on strengths and resources within the community" "Applied learning," "balance of power," "learning what the community wants," and "enhancing student learning" is what faculty participants said comes to mind when they think about Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). When asked what their goals were for attending the Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop, Art Warmoth in Psychology explained, "My goal is to get Hutchins students involved in studying poverty with the Roseland district." "I always want...

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