What it takes to be a volunteer?
The Career Management Services (CMS) Volunteer Program offers a unique opportunity for students to get involved at the John Molson School of Business.
What are the responsibilities of a CMS Volunteer?
- Understand the strategies and direction of CMS, positively reinforce the value and clearly convey career management resources available for John Molson students while providing high quality customer service
- Facilitate introductory career management discussions on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, LinkedIn, networking, business cards, as well as, open drop-in sessions
- Represent CMS and assist in career events (i.e. Employer Information Sessions, Career Fairs, Expos, Career Cafes and other special events, etc.)
- Be receptive and open to both formal and informal feedback from the CMS Program Managers, CMS staff, coordinators and fellow volunteers
- Participate in the continuous creation, evaluation and enhancement of CMS projects and John Molson outreach initiatives
What is the required commitment?
- Available to volunteer approximately 6-8 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 2 semesters required and is based on performance (will be assessed through performance evaluations)
- Must participate in initial training and be willing to participate in additional training and meetings throughout both terms (exact times and dates will be discussed when hired)
- Must maintain a high level of confidentiality, respect and ethical standards
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at John Molson
- Must be able to effectively communicate in English (Fluency in other languages is considered an asset though French is preferred)
What skills do you look for in a CMS Volunteer?
- Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team during workshops, events and projects
- Capable of establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with all team members
- Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
- Willing to speak publicly, both in front of groups and one on one
- Respect for diversity, appropriate business etiquette (e.g. being punctual), and dedicated to completing commitments