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MC Online Career Guide Program (for Volunteers)
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Do you remember looking for your first job after college?
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If you were like most new college grads, you were excited—and a bit terrified about finding your first job. As an industry professional, you can get involved in a meaningful volunteer opportunity and provide professional guidance to students who are preparing to enter the workforce.
Learn more. Volunteer to be an Online Career Guide.
What is the Mission?
The Metropolitan College (MC) Online Career Guide program is conducted entirely online (via email) and supports the professional development of current students and recent graduates who are preparing to enter the workforce. This exciting volunteer opportunity connects students and recent graduates with professionals in the community who will serve as their "Career Guides" for brief, one-time professional feedback sessions in one or more of the following areas: Resume Review, LinkedIn Profile Review, and an Online Career Portfolio Review.
What is the Eligibility Criteria?
- Must be Currently Employed or Retired; AND
- Must have at least one year of professional work experience
How Does it Work?
Volunteering to be an Online Career Guide is as easy as 1, 2, 3 …
- Online Career Guides will receive a match email notification.
- Online Career Guides will review the student’s career-related documents.
- Online Career Guides will utilize an online form to help guide feedback.
Note: Whenever possible, the goal is to match Online Career Guides with students who share similar career interests; however, all networking relationships are deemed valuable and can contribute to professional growth, knowledge sharing, and innovative ideas.
How Do I Sign-up?
To volunteer to be an Online Career Guide, please complete the Volunteer Sign-up Form.
Questions? Contact Renecia Griffie Davis, MC Student Development Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 213-4521.
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What is the Time Commitment?
The Metropolitan College Online Career Guide program is conducted entirely online (via email) and is flexible to accommodate the lives of busy professionals. Online Career Guides will receive no more than three (3) match email notifications a month at 15-20 minutes each or 1 hour a month. This volunteer opportunity is open year-round and the time commitment runs from May through April each year, but we hope that you will continue your commitment with us.
What are the One-Time Professional Feedback Sessions?
Online Career Guides may volunteer to complete one or more of the following one-time, professional feedback sessions:
Resume Review | Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes | Delivery Method: Email | Example Resume Feedback Form
Provide constructive resume critiques using an online structured feedback form to help students promote their skills and experience to employers.
LinkedIn Profile Review | Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes | Delivery Method: Email | Example LinkedIn Feedback Form
Note: Online Career Guides are not required to have a LinkedIn account as you will be provided with an online form to help guide your feedback.
Online Career Portfolio Review | Estimated Time: 15-20 minutes | Delivery Method: Email | Example Career Portfolio Feedback Form
Review career portfolio websites using an online structured feedback to help students brand their candidacy and effectively highlight their relevant skills and experience to employers.
Note: Online Career Guides are not required to have a career portfolio as you will be provided with an online form to help guide your feedback.
Who are the Student Participants?
Metropolitan College participants work 3rd shift as part-time package handlers at UPS in the Next Day Air operation to receive a regular wage and paid tuition at Jefferson Community & Technical College or the University of Louisville. In addition to paid tuition, Metropolitan College participants work with MC Student Development Counselors to receive comprehensive career development services and learn how to articulate their experience, education, and skills to fulfill future employer needs.
What are the Expectations?
Online Career Guides are Expected to:
- Have a sincere desire to contribute to the career development of aspiring professionals
- Monitor and check email at least once a week
- Complete professional feedback session(s) within five (5) business days of match email notification
- Notify program coordinator of any changes to contact information or employment
Online Career Guides are NOT Expected to:
- Offer jobs or internships
- Be industry experts or have all the answers
- Extend contact with students beyond the one-time professional feedback session
What are the Benefits?
- Gain personal satisfaction by helping an aspiring professional develop their potential
- Expand your professional network and gain exposure to the emerging talent pool
- Enhance your coaching, leadership, and management skills
Contact Renecia Griffie Davis, MC Student Development Counselor at email@example.com or (502) 213-4521.
Volunteer to be an Online Career Guide. Sign-up today!
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