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Volunteer Opportunities

TEAK’s volunteers provide College Scholars with an increased education around potential career paths as well as tools and tips necessary to land internships and full-time job positions.

If you are interested in volunteering with TEAK, please complete the volunteer application or feel free to reach out directly to Nick Cherico, Director of Career Programs at [email protected].

Volunteer Application
 

Here are a few opportunities to get involved:
 

 

Participate in a Fireside Chat


  • A fireside chat is a structured, yet informal, conversation with a small group (5-7) of TEAK college students. These conversations are intended primarily for students interested in learning more about the volunteer’s specific professional field.
  • Moderated by a TEAK staff member, volunteers will begin to assist our students as they continue to navigate their post-college career options.
  • 1-hour commitment at the TEAK Office during school breaks (winter, spring, and summer).

 

   Some example discussion topics include:
  • Professional path retrospective
  • Trends in the industry
  • Future career advice

 

   Perfect for someone who wants to:
  • Connect with students in a small-group setting
  • Provide unique insights into their personal career path and professional field
  • Commit to a one-off opportunity with option for future engagement
  • Begin building relationships with TEAK college students

 

Serve as a Panelist on a Career Panel


  • Represent your industry and deliver insight into your field to a mid-sized group of TEAK college students. Answer questions, provide advice, and help students understand the potential options available to them.
  • 1 – 2 hour commitment during the summer months either at the TEAK Office or on-site at a partner company.

 

   Perfect for someone who wants to:
  • Connect with a large group of students
  • Provide insights into their professional field
  • Participate in an event along with a group of other volunteers
  • Begin building relationships with TEAK college students

 

Attend a TEAK Networking Event


  • TEAK’s annual networking event enables college students to establish connections with volunteers from a wide-variety of professional fields and backgrounds. Students speak with a number of volunteers in order to begin forming relationships and further developing their personal network.
  • 1 – 2 hour commitment during the summer months.

 

   Perfect for someone who wants to:
  • Engage with students’ directly one-on-one
  • Interact with multiple classes of TEAK college students
  • Commit to a one-off opportunity with option for future engagement
  • Begin building relationships with TEAK college students

 

Host an event for TEAK Fellows at your company/workplace


  • On occasion, partner companies will host TEAK high school or college students for an on-site event. The events typically include an overview of the company, meet-and-greet with various employees, an office tour, etc.
  • 1.5 – 2 hour commitment during the summer months.

 

   Perfect for someone who wants to:
  • Introduce TEAK students to their business, and vice versa
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Recruit students for company internship
  • Begin building relationships with TEAK students

 

Become a Professional Coach (learn more)


TEAK’s Professional Coaching Initiative matches volunteers with TEAK college juniors in a two-year, mentoring relationship. The aim is to pair students with an experienced individual to help increase their networks, navigate potential career paths, and assess post-graduate job decisions.