In recent years, job seekers have become more and more aware of the importance of relevant experience when it comes to landing a job. Most college students tend to think of internships first, if someone suggests that they get experience. What about students who do not get internships, or those whose parents do not allow them to work? Volunteering could mutually benefit a student who needs experience and the community in which they live.
Waco has many opportunities for reaching out to those in need. You could consider getting involved with Urban Missions through the Spiritual Life office. These activities might appeal strongly to students with interests in ministry, education, social work, art, and agriculture. Even students with other career goals can benefit from the transferable skills acquired during these types of experiences.
The Student Activities office also coordinates service opportunities in the Waco community. If you want to unite with fellow students in an organization devoted to service, check out the list of relevant student organizations.
Outside of Baylor-coordinated experiences, students can seek volunteer opportunities through some of the following organizations:
Need help identifying your career goal, so you can decide what experiences are relevant? Make an appointment with Career Counseling.