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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.

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


 

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.

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