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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...

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....

Careers For The Common Good Panel 2013


Careers For The Common Good Panel 2013 by Annelise Dohrer"Stretch beyond your comfort zone. You never know who might be able to help you," states speaker Davin Cardenas'04.This is a snippet of the type of advice students receive when they attend the Careers for the Common Good Panel. This annual event gives students the opportunity to listen to speakers, ask questions and receive advice from Sonoma State University graduates and local citizens who make a living in the non-profit world.The students came to the event to hear about job opportunities but left with more than work related information. Rosie McGoldrick, an Environmental Studies major...

Small Acts Make Big Differences


Small Acts Make Big Differences by Taylor BonillaTaylor Bonilla, Jacob Mermell, Professor Cynthia Boaz, Osvaldo Quinonez, Micah McCarverI have been working at the Center for Community Engagement since the fall of 2010. Learning the responsibilities and duties that this office tackles enlightened me in the CCE's mission, which I have been working hard to contribute to. Working for the CCE, not only did I find service-learning to be valuable to students in the classroom, but also valuable to the community at-large. However, I was never able to experience the benefits firsthand because...

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UPDATED: How to Recruit SSU Students as Interns & for CIP


UPDATED: How to Recruit SSU Students as Interns & for CIP by Merith Weisman  In another blog post, we discuss the differences between internships and the Community Involvement Program (CIP). This post is about how community organizations can recruit Sonoma State University (SSU) students to serve in these capacities. If your community organization is interested in recruiting an intern or CIP student, more is better. Here are some ideas:1) Send the CCE your position descriptions at cce@sonoma.edu. We will forward them on to appropriate faculty who can distribute them to their...

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How Relentlessly Pursuing My College Degree Paid Off


How Relentlessly Pursuing My College Degree Paid Off by Natalie Hambalek My past has a story that I do not readily talk about, but ultimately it has driven me to become who I am today. The actions I take, the spirit I have, and the things I face every day involve me bringing everything I have, including the struggles I have faced. Despite the uneasiness I felt about spilling my path to college out on paper, by sharing my story I was able to be recognized in...

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Discovery Day 2010


Every fall semester, Discovery Day provides younger students with their first exposure to higher education while providing college service-learners with an engaging opportunity for leadership and service. Freshmen from Roseland University Prep (RUP) spend a day with Sonoma State University (SSU) freshmen inspiring a love of SSU so all the students can aspire to become and stay Seawolves. "I expected a long and boring day but I ended up having a lot of fun. I learned to become a better...