Crossing Cultures--stories of the Peace Corps ExperiencePeace Corps volunteers experience adventure and challenge every day as they serve in communities around the world. They leave a legacy and a better understanding of the United States in their host countries, and they come back home as changed persons. As volunteers share their experiences back home, they change us as well, helping Americans better understand other cultures and peoples. In telling their stories, Peace Corps volunteers also convey the essence of community service. Not only are volunteers trained professionals, but they are also dedicated Americans who share a spirit of service and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Peace Corps volunteers wrote the stories in this book to an audience of classroom students in the United States. The letters are intended to help U.S. students get to know and understand other cultures. Peace Corps volunteers agree to serve in order to meet the three goals of the agency: to provide assistance to the peoples of other countries, to help the people of other countries better understand Americans, and to help Americans better understand other peoples. This book helps fulfill the agency’s third goal through remarkable stories by volunteers in the field. This book consists of public domain documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.
Volunteer Engagement 2.0VolunteerMatch taps expert knowledge from today's volunteerism professionals to help nonprofits take a more inventive approach to volunteer engagement Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World shows you many of the innovative approaches to engaging volunteers that are reshaping nonprofits, volunteer programs, and communities around the world -- and how you can bring these changes to your own organization. Curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, the Web's most popular volunteer engagement network, these transformative strategies and practices are already being used by innovative nonprofit, government, and business sector leaders in volunteering -- and they represent many of the future trends in volunteerism. This insightful collection contains actionable advice on strengthening volunteering at your organization as well as broader explorations on the nature of opening organizations to volunteers to show you how to create a new volunteerism model that supports your organization's mission and programs. Among other things, you'll learn how to attract millennials and baby boomers to your cause, the best ways to partner with corporate and pro bono volunteer programs, why micro volunteering may be the future of online giving, what's new in national service, why your supporters are a largely untapped goldmine of fundraising success, and what trends will drive volunteering in the future. For more than 15 years VolunteerMatch has had unprecedented access to leading innovators in the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors. In this book, you'll share that access as you explore the ideas, strategies, and insights that will boost volunteer engagement today and in the future. Learn what trends and ideas are reshaping volunteer engagement today Reconsider your volunteer model to reflect your organization's mission Find out what the leading thinkers predict will drive volunteering in the future Optimize volunteer recruitment, screening, orientation, and training Understand and cater to the motivations of your volunteers The world of volunteering is changing and there has never been a better moment to engage the time and talent of those who support your cause. How will your nonprofit grow and thrive with the help of volunteers? Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World provides the innovation and inspiration, you just need to supply the action.
Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social ActionSince most research on work focuses on paid work, and most literature on education concentrates on schools, it is not surprising that studies on the relations between work and learning emphasize the relations between paid employment and organized education. This unique book deals with an area that has been rarely covered in the literature on work and education: the connections between volunteer work and informal learning. Through a variety of examples, ranging from the Red Cross to teacher-labourers, from cooperatives to social housing, and from participatory democracy to environmental social movements, this volume examines the learning dimension of volunteer work in different contexts. It also considers the special case of volunteerism among recent immigrants. The case studies analyze three basic types of voluntary organizations: those providing social services, representing local communities and mobilizing for social change. The chapters include profiles of the actual work their members do and detailed accounts of the learning practices they are engaged in during their work, and the impact of such learning on their personal and professional development. The concluding chapter offers a comparative analysis, practical recommendations and steps for further research.
WetFeet Insider Guide to Getting Your Ideal InternshipIn this guide you'll learn how to find or create an ideal internship; structure an internship at a company that doesn't have a formal intern program; make cold calls to prospective summer employers; maximize your chances of getting an offer for permanent work while working as an intern; and make yourself more attractive to future employers.
From Microsoft to Malawi : Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps VolunteerIn this compelling narrative, Michael L. Buckler draws readers into the challenging, yet rewarding world of the Peace Corps. Inspired by his journals, the book recounts his life as a Peace Corps teacher after a heartbreaking divorce and a demanding legal career prompted him to make a change. Assigned to a village school in Malawi, Buckler opens his tiny home to three boys, embarking with them on a journey of cross-cultural discovery, personal sacrifice, and transformative growth. Determined to help his village, Buckler collaborates with community leaders to build a boarding school for girls. As momentum builds, a powerful bureaucrat tries to shut down the project and Buckler becomes discouraged. As he agonizes over whether to leave, the village takes matters into its own hands in a moving display of the persistent, courageous spirit of Malawi.
Hacking the Internship ProcessHacking the Internship Process is designed to maximize your internship application results. The authors provide a smart, innovative methodology that leads readers through every aspect of winning their dream internship. The book optimizes reader efficiency by combining the most modern technological tools with ?hacks? proven to get results. Follow simple steps in the book to build a powerful referral network, reach out to future bosses, ace interviews, and much more. Hacking the Internship Process is the perfect guide to get you on the path to obtaining the internship you have always wanted and prepare for a successful career in the field of your dreams.
How To Land Your Dream Internship: Proven Step-By-Step System To Gain Real World Experience"After landing six different internships and working at his college's career center, Tam Pham is an expert at landing internships. This book easily trumps all internship advice I've ever seen. It's a thorough A-Z guide to helping you start your career before you're thrown into the real world." -Matt Tran, founder of Engineered Truth, YouTube Career channel with 100,000 subscribers and 10,000,000 video views. Landing an internship today is unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming. We've been taught the "right" way to approach our job search is to submit our resumes to 50+ different job sites, cross our fingers, and pray for a response (which usually never happens). Why does this never work? We've been listening to the wrong advice from adults who don't understand how to job hunt in the 21st century. This book will show you how to land your dream internship in a proven and systematic way. How To Land Your Dream Internship is designed for the busy young person (like you) to achieve your career goals without the frustration. After experiencing six awesome internships that has greatly changed my life, I want to share this knowledge with you. This book is everything I know from my own internship experiences, interviewing career experts, and helping young adults 1-on-1 land sweet opportunities. This book ain't full of theory. It's raw, actionable, and full of advice that has already been tested with several students. The young people I've mentored have gone on to intern for creative companies like DreamWorks, reputable companies like Facebook, and startups across San Francisco. Whether you're a self-directed learner, college student, or a recent graduate, this book is your blueprint to gaining real-world experience while avoiding all the struggles I had to go through. Read it and take action.
Landing Internships and Your First JobYou've worked hard in school, and now it's time for all of your hard work to pay off . But when it comes to starting your career, you may feel like you have more questions than answers. For example, "How can you stand out from a large pool of qualified and seemingly homogenous candidates?" In Landing Internships and Your First Job, Jerome Wong, founder of Real World Experts, shares insights from working in the technology and global finance industries for over twenty-five years. From Silicon Valley to Wall Street, he has been on both sides of the interview table countless times, and now Mr. Wong offers the cutting-edge advice students need to stand out from the crowd. Finding a job is not just about what you've done but also about who you are, and how you can communicate that clearly, professionally, and in a unique way. Who inspires you, what motivates you? This type of self-reflection is an often-ignored part of the career prep process but is very necessary as you construct your authentic story to convince hiring managers that you are the right candidate. The objective of the book is to help students effectively communicate their brand and value to potential employers - using methods and techniques that best resonates with hiring managers. It will also dispel common misconceptions about what students think employers "want" to hear. In this book, you will learn how to: Develop creative networking techniques. Prepare results-oriented resumes. Compose compelling stories to engage interviewers on an emotional level. Uncover the real goals behind many common interview questions. Provide uncommon answers to common interview questions. Ask truly insightful questions to make you shine above the competition. Don't spend your time after you graduate asking, "Would you like fries with your order?" Use the transformational strategies revealed in this book to launch the career of your dreams!
The Student's Federal Career Guide : 10 Steps to Find and Win Top Government Jobs and InternshipsThe first and only comprehensive guide to the federal government for students. Advice to win hot jobs: CIA, FBI, State Department, National Parks and MORE! U.S. Federal Government is the largest employer in the world - thousands of federal jobs and paid internships are available now! Ten EASY steps to help students find job and internship postings, write a federal resume, apply to jobs online or by mail, nail the interview.
The Tech Intern BlueprintYou don't have to be extremely smart to land a kickass tech internship at the world's most selective companies. Or the most qualified. In fact, anyone can land a lucrative tech internship, even if you studied chemical engineering. By following Ray's techniques and methodology, you will get your foot in the door, ace those interviews, and create experiences, friends, and a network that will last a lifetime. The downstream impacts of having an excellent internship will change your life. Whatever age you are, whether in high school, a freshman in university or a graduate student, doing what Ray says will shape your career path. He explains the best ways of getting the experience, putting together your resume and other materials, finding and applying, interviewing to impress, and ultimately, landing the world's most lucrative tech internships. It is the blueprint for standing out, getting paid and landing in a world where the competition is stiff and the stakes are high. Packed with practical advice, useful resources, and wisdom from former internship veterans, this blueprint gives you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to be the best you can be and change your future for the better. Ray Parker is an internship veteran, with 6 different internships, and has had 200+ interviews and 30+ offers during his time in university. He has worked in a variety of different industries, such as management consulting, venture capital, pharmaceuticals and aerospace at companies such as NASA, Booz Allen, Orbital ATK, and Microsoft. Through trial and error, he learned the best techniques and skills to get where you want to be and succeed.