Panel to shed light on AmeriCorps May 15

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:27am
Western Today staff

Western Washington University’s Career Services Center is holding a panel discussion for students and graduates interested in exploring opportunities with AmeriCorps.

The panel, "AmeriCorps: the insider’s guide to everything you need to know" will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Viking Union Room 552. The panelists include current and former AmeriCorps members who have worked in a variety of programs.

AmeriCorps offers thousands of opportunities to graduates who seek meaningful professional experience in nonprofit and government organizations nationwide. Job assignments include community development, environmental protection, public safety, housing, youth development and more.

Panelists at this event will share insights and expert advice to help students:

  • Learn more about the experience and benefits
  • Find out if AmeriCorps is the right fit
  • Get the inside scoop on the application process

Panelists include:

  • Huxley graduate Dan Dunne, a current AmeriCorps member who is working as the Manager of CAZ Energy Services, a local, independent residential energy efficiency consultancy.
  • Program managers Jen Rice and Quinn Slayton, who hire and supervise more than 50 AmeriCorps members to work in education and other programs serving at-risk youth with Serve Northwest Washington.
  • Alyssa Jones, a current AmeriCorps member who is the program project manager at WWU’s Center for Service-Learning.

Western graduates have served in Americorps positions building homes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, teaching reading to students in low-income communities, and assisting nonprofit agencies who make a difference in our communities. To find out more about this event, visit the Career Services Center website, call the center at (360) 650-3240 or stop by the center’s office in Old Main Room 280.