There are 8 critical skills that students need to be competent at to be career ready; teamwork, digital technology, problem solving, written communication, professional work ethic, leadership, career management and multicultural fluency.*
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are already in need of upskilling themselves for the workforce and now that the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic head on, we will further see the impact of it on students and it’s effect on the quality of their education.
Furthermore, students whose courses included a service-learning program and those who completed a capstone course had between 16 and 49% greater odds, respectively, of starting a new job.
Communiteer believes there is a part to play in partnering with educational institutions, giving students the opportunity to utilise the skills they have learned and provide the real-world experience.
Via virtual volunteering, students can:
* National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Job Outlook 2020
** Angie L. Miller, Louis M. Rocconi & Amber D. Dumford, (2017) Focus on the finish line: does high-impact practice participation influence career plans and early job attainment?
Collaboration between students, staff and alumni alike for the purpose of social impact.
As Communiteer is a platform that allows volunteers to give their time, grow their sense of purpose and connect with community leaders, it was a natural fit to participate in this year’s National Student Volunteer Week for 2020.
In celebrating #NSVW20 we created a webinar to promote student volunteering, shared various pieces of content on social media and participated in the University of Sydney Business School Careers Expo.