Students entering the job market have a 27 percent higher chance of being hired if they have volunteer experience. Volunteering teaches valuable job skills, improves social networks, provides real world experience and demonstrates an individual’s ability to work in teams. Below are a few examples of Idahoans who turned volunteering into a career.
Elizabeth Corsentino was a Boise State University student who volunteered at Radio Boise because of her love for music. Through networking at her position, she met the Treefort festival director who hired her to be part of the original founding group for the annual music festival.
“Volunteering is the best way to develop skills and network in the field you’re passionate about,” Corsentino said.
Corsentino now organizes and manages the volunteers for Treefort and is the volunteer coordinator for Radio Boise.