EASYUNI Ultimate University Guide 2013 Issue 6 - Page 61

CO L LE GE CO RNER You Learn new skills: Your college years are a great time to learn new skills like goal setting, planning and implementation, raising funds and public relations, while enhancing your communication skills. It might help you discover new hobbies and interests – and other surprising things about yourself. Explore careers: Meeting new people while learning new skills can help open new doors and opportunities that you otherwise may not discover by yourself. Try out new professions, take on new challenges, learn about new industries, and meet people from different circles. You never know how far these skills and relationships may take you on your career and personal development. Become more employable: A TimeBank survey of 200 of the UK’s leading businesses showed that 73 percent of employers prefer people who have volunteering experience over those who don’t. Go abroad: Be on the lookout for volunteering opportunities that involves travelling abroad. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in new cultures and soak up new experiences. Do what you love: Check out volunteering opportunities on issues you’re passionate about: helping children, saving the environment or heritage preservation. Use this as a time to promote your values and inspire others through your dedication and passion. Get a sense of achievement: Reach goals and gain motivation for self-development, build self-confidence and self-esteem. Respect and hold a high regard for the things you do. World Share with others: There’s nothing more fulfilling than helping others and seeing someone develop and flourish. Share your knowledge, experience and positive energy – the more you give, the more you receive. Develop local community: Your home doesn’t end on the threshold of your house. People are interdependent and the earlier you understand it, the better. Contribute your time and work to make somebody’s life better. Start by getting to know your neighbours, if you haven’t already. Connect to others: Get to know people from different walks of life, learn from them, make friends, and maybe, even fall in love. Open yourself to the fascinating world of volunteering; you’ll acquire experiences you will keep for the rest of your life. e as yu n Guide 2015 easyunii Gu id e 2 015 u ui ui 5 Issue 6 59