Volunteer for the University Student Rapid Resume Review | APEGA

Volunteer for the University Student Rapid Resume Review

Professional engineers, professional geoscientists, and Human Resources professionals are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event, where you will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume that will increase their chances of getting an interview.

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Events Requiring Volunteers

Calgary Applications are accepted.
Volunteers that apply in advance will be contacted when the next events have been scheduled.
Time
Fall 2019
Location
APEGA Calgary Office
Edmonton Applications are accepted all year. September 12 and 16, 2019 University of Alberta

Volunteer Position Description

Reporting Structure

Reports to:

  • Becky Ferguson, Southern Alberta University Coordinator
  • Debbie Closson, Northern Alberta University Coordinator

Responsibilities

Review resumes of each student you are paired with and make recommendations for improvements to their resume, such as:

  • formatting
  • wording
  • content

Skills and Qualifications

  • P.Eng., P.Geo., or Human Resources professional
  • Experience in reviewing resumes in a professional hiring capacity
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with young people
  • Comfortable speaking with students

Average Time Commitment

2-3 hours on a weeknight in September, October, January, or February.

Orientation and Training

At-home reading will be provided prior to the event.

Benefits

  • Improve the understanding of what employers look for in a resume
  • Provide career advice and networking opportunities to university students
  • Experience a fun and rewarding event
  • Develop communication skills
  • Earn credits for CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
  • Volunteer appreciation

Other

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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