Service plans

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Some 250 juniors and seniors came to the Heights Room in Corcoran Commons on October 27 for the annual Post-Graduate Volunteer Fair, a chance to talk with representatives of 50 nonprofit organizations about volunteer opportunities after graduation. The event was sponsored jointly by the University’s Career Center and the Volunteer and Service Learning Center. Presenters ranged from providers of emergency aid for war victims to wilderness-based support programs for troubled teens, and from the Augustinian Volunteers to WorldTeach. According to Kate Daly, assistant director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the goal of the fair is to help students find their “best fit.” Currently, 35 members of the Class of 2009 serve with Teach for America, and Boston College ranks seventh among universities of its size in graduates entering the Peace Corp. Above, from left, are Phil Schneider, business manager of the Nativity School of Worcester, Massachusetts (a tuition-free Jesuit middle school for inner-city boys), William Hood ’11, Kristen Kehlenbeck ’11, Courtney Allessio ’11, and Sean Dillon, Nativity’s acting principal.

This feature was posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 and is filed under Featured Photo.

Photograph: Gary Wayne Gilbert