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Kent State Will Hold Volunteer and Experiential Learning Fair on Sept. 13

Posted Sep. 10, 2012

Kent State University’s Office of Quality Initiatives and Curriculum will hold its Volunteer and Experiential Learning Fair on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kent Student Center.

The fair, which is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff, offers opportunities to explore volunteer, community-based learning, service learning and internship possibilities with local and regional non-profit organizations. More than 45 agencies will attend the fair and share information about how they serve the community and how they can provide learning and service opportunities to students. Participating agencies will be looking for interns, practicum students, service-learning partners and volunteers to meet agency needs.

“Our students can enhance their learning and work skills, and gain more experience in their chosen fields of study by connecting to volunteer and service opportunities with participating agencies,” says Ann Gosky, senior special assistant in the Office of Quality Initiatives and Curriculum. “By working with these nonprofit agencies, students become more engaged in their community and expand their view of the world.  This engagement reflects on their commitment to community and also looks great as experience on a résumé.”

Gosky says that faculty members who are interested in service experiences or service-learning opportunities for classes will have an opportunity to meet with agencies that have a variety of service-learning options.

“This is a great opportunity to discuss spring semester service-learning ideas and classes,” she says.
Agencies that will be represented at the fair include those that work with the homeless, those that experience hunger and other issues associated with poverty; individuals with developmental disabilities, healthcare clients, the elderly, job training programs, veterans, youth in after school programs, Alzheimer’s patients and more.

Click here to see a list of participating agencies.

For more information about the fair, contact Gosky at agosky@kent.edu