PROVIDENCE, R.I., — Rhode Island College students and faculty are ready for the Civic Engagement Opportunity Fair rain or shine. Well prepared with two locations, the RIC Civic Engagement and Career Development Center are to host a Civic Engagement Opportunity Fair on Wednesday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held on the quad, and should it rain, it will be held in the Student Union Ballroom.
A vast number of local non-profit agencies will be in attendance looking to engage with students and members of the campus community seeking to volunteer. There will be opportunities with the African Alliance of RI, Beat the Streets, the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence, the Elizabeth Buffum Chace House, Foster Parrots, Ltd., Hope’s Harvest, Inspiring Minds, Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Sojourner House, St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and more.
One of the best known benefits of on campus interaction is social networking; establishing significant professional relationships that can help advance and carry one’s career. Social networking can help build a fundamental contact list and this event is a way to manifest that.
All members of the campus community are encouraged to meet the service representatives of these organizations to explore the options. The Center for Student Activities at RIC commits themselves to creating a campus atmosphere that is engaging and provides opportunities for all students regardless of major. The Civic Engagement and Career Development Center is providing chances for individuals to boost their experience, sharpen skills and extend their resumes. The events put on by this sector of the college is how RIC acts as a connector between students and the impending future. RIC promotes a student being their own agent of change and sets up avenues for them to do so.
According to the college website “The Center for Civic Engagement & leadership focuses on three areas for student engagement: volunteerism, student activism, and leadership opportunities.”
The RIC funded event seeks to connect students to opportunities in Providence and surrounding communities for service, volunteering and civic engagement activities. This will be set up like a career fair where students can meet with local organizations that have a range of opportunities for involvement.