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For many college students, the anxiety of landing a job is matched only by the uncertainty of whether or not it will be the right job. You want to be on the front lines of change, while getting fulfillment from your work.
There are steps you can take to ensure your first job allows you to make a big impact right away. Internships, volunteer activities, and staying informed can all lead you to the right job. Learn how Teach For America can help you get started now.
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Breakthrough Collaborative offers high school and college students the opportunity to experience the realities of the classroom while planning and teaching their own academic courses to small groups of students from underserved areas. Repeatedly named a Princeton Review Top Ten Internship, Breakthrough Collaborative positions are available in 25 U.S. cities and Hong Kong.
Hillel’s Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative and the Peer-Network Engagement Internship provide students with the resources to dramatically enhance life on campus through a grassroots community-organizing approach. During a yearlong internship, interns build authentic relationships with peers while being connected to meaningful opportunities.
CollegeSpring helps high school juniors from low-income backgrounds tackle the SAT and college admissions. As an undergraduate mentor, you’ll coach students through difficult concepts and plan lessons in math, reading, and writing. You’ll also serve as a near-peer mentor, helping students gain confidence. CollegeSpring offers paid mentorships in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Idealist.org is an international organization that aims to help individuals act on good intentions through volunteering, community engagement, national and international service, social-impact careers, and further education. College students can sign up on the site to search for opportunities and learn more about nonprofit organizations around the country.
A Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s program, Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) was created to identify, prepare, place, and mentor emerging Latino professionals on a management track to bolster America’s workforce. Programs include internships, full-time positions, community service projects, and more. LOFT has provided hundreds of candidates to Fortune 500 companies.
Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults. Counselors are specifically selected based on experience, patience, and commitment to children with special needs. Counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, or related areas. This is a great opportunity to begin working in the field of special education.
Habitat For Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge is a year-round alternative break program, which offers groups of five or more students the opportunity to visit one of the 250 U.S. Habitat host affiliates. Students spend one week working with a local Habitat organization, a community, and partner families to increase the availability of decent, affordable housing in the area.
Jumpstart recruits and trains motivated college students to work one-on-one with preschool children for a full school year. Corps members partner with children from low-income backgrounds to help them build skills crucial to school success. Responsibilities include participating in weekly sessions and planning meetings, serving in a preschool classroom during the regular school day, engaging in ongoing training, and communicating and strategizing with families.
As Kids & Chemistry volunteers, college students teach elementary and middle school students important science concepts while showing them that science is cool, interesting, and something that they can do. Kids & Chemistry is run through the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS provides volunteers with free presentation tips and hands-on activity ideas.
Let’s Get Ready expands access to higher education by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students to help high school students get to college. Let’s Get Ready site directors and volunteers provide underserved students with the intensive SAT preparation, college advisement, and powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.
Students Today Leaders Forever conducts Pay It Forward tours with middle school, high school, and college students. The tour is a community service road trip that travels from city to city doing different service projects. Students will visit cities of various sizes and learn about a variety of social issues, with the hopes of learning more about themselves, their own community, and the world.
Tau Beta Pi offers engineering majors the opportunity to volunteer and help K-12 students through the MindSET Program. This initiative gives members and volunteers the opportunity to increase the number of students who successfully complete high-level math and science courses prior to graduating from high school.
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