Laurier has hosted a number of additional events which promote off-campus experiential learning in the non-profit sector. These include:
Faculty of Social Work Speaker Panel: You're Graduating, Now What?
A Career Consultant from Laurier's Career Development Centre moderated a panel at Laurier's Faculty of Social Work (FSW). Three FSW alumni panelists from the Social and Non-Profit sector discussed their experiences transitioning from student to professional and their job searching experiences within the Social and Non-Profit Sector.
Community Volunteer Fair (Two Days at the Waterloo Campus)
Laurier's Community Service-Learning department and the Career Centre organized this event which saw a turnout of 42 Social and Non-Profit employers over the course of two days. Students visited booths to learn more about volunteer opportunities with each organization. This was an excellent way for Laurier's Career Centre to connect with employers and raise awareness of the volunteer posting portal of the Navigator. Over 75 new volunteer postings were generated in Navigator through discussions with employers at/following this Fair.
Co-op Non-Profit Employer Panel, Co-op & Career Development Centre
Laurier's Co-op department hosted a panel discussion, featuring two Non-Profit employers, Monica House and Tim Horton's Children's Foundation. The speakers spoke to the wide range of opportunities in the non-profit sector and discussed attitudes and behaviours required for success.
Social Services Fair (Brantford)
The Laurier Brantford Career Centre held a Social Services Fair, with 15 local non-profit organizations who discussed careers and promoted full-time, part-time and summer jobs, and volunteer opportunities.
In the spirit of giving back to the sector, Laurier planned a Symposium entitled Experiential Learning in the Non-Profit Sector: A Best Practice Symposium. Through this event, key stakeholders among community, faculty and staff were invited to learn about Laurier's findings on Best Practices for Experiential Learning in the Non-Profit Sector and hear from a faculty, community and student panel about some of the good work happening between Laurier and this community. Further, Laurier engaged a keynote speaker, Lisa Taylor, author of The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work and Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities Playbook to share insights on human resources in the non-profit sector and the future of work.